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  1. 5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now Arts, Today

    A recent work by Andrew McIntosh, the latest undertaking by Igor Levit and a high-profile tribute to Mieczyslaw Weinberg are among the highlights.

  2. A Notoriously Jinxed Concert Hall Is Reborn, Again Arts, Today

    David Geffen Hall, the New York Philharmonic’s Lincoln Center home, is reopening after a $550 million renovation aimed at breaking its acoustic curse — and adding a dash of glamour.

  3. Timeline: The Long, Long Journey to a New David Geffen Hall Arts, Today

    After decades of failed attempts, the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center are hoping that the new $550 million renovation has finally fixed the hall.

  4. The Syncopated Sounds of Old San Juan Hill at the New Geffen Hall Arts, Today

    Etienne Charles’s composition for the reopening of the hall honors the Afro-diasporic musical heritage of the neighborhood razed to build Lincoln Center.

  5. A Pioneering Orchestra Boss Had ‘Unfinished Business,’ So She Returned Arts, Today

    Deborah Borda led the New York Philharmonic in the 1990s, and was frustrated by its subpar hall. After a 17-year run in Los Angeles, she “finally saw a path forward,” she said.

  6. In ‘Monochromatic Light,’ Artists Saturate and Vacate Space Culture, Yesterday

    Tyshawn Sorey’s music, initially written with Mark Rothko’s abstractions in mind, comes to the Park Avenue Armory with art by Julie Mehretu.

  7. In the Met Opera’s ‘Medea,’ a Soprano Stands Alone Culture, Yesterday

    Sondra Radvanovsky took on one of opera’s most daunting roles as Cherubini’s classic came to the Met for the first time to open the company’s season.

  8. Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Manuscript Settles in Cleveland Culture, September 27

    The Cleveland Orchestra has been given the autograph score, which was sold at auction to a previously anonymous buyer for $5.6 million.

  9. A Work of Mourning Comes to New York, With No Rothkos in Sight Culture, September 26

    Tyshawn Sorey’s “Monochromatic Light (Afterlife),” written for the Rothko Chapel in Houston, becomes longer and grander for the Park Avenue Armory.

  10. Abel Selaocoe Finds a Home in Improvisation Culture, September 23

    The classically trained South African cellist draws on musical traditions from across the globe for his debut album, “Where is Home (Hae Ke Kae).”

  11. How Much Would You Pay to Hear Great Music? Arts & Leisure, September 23

    With ticket prices for performing arts rising, could fresh approaches like pay-what-you-can increase access and foster more adventurous programming?

  12. What to Expect as New York Faces a Potential Fiscal Crisis Metro, September 23

    The pandemic-driven downturn may mean service cuts and tough decisions for City Hall.

  13. With a Sound Forged in War, Iannis Xenakis Embraced Chaos Weekend, September 22

    The Greek-French composer, who was born 100 years ago, created a revolution in music.

  14. A Molten Song Recital, Without Comic Relief Culture, September 18

    The mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo doubled down on melancholy in a superb concert at the Park Avenue Armory.

  15. Tobia Nicotra, el infame falsificador de Milán cuyas obras siguen arruinando colecciones históricas en Español, September 17

    Este verano, el hallazgo de un manuscrito falso de Galileo reactivó el interés por un prolífico y extravagante falsificador del siglo XX.

  16. Jorja Fleezanis, Violinist and Pioneering Concertmaster, Dies at 70 Obits, September 16

    “Being a concertmaster is terribly demanding,” she once said, “but women can handle the job as well as men can. I know that.”

  17. An Oratorio Cautiously Looks Back on Women’s Suffrage Culture, September 16

    Julia Wolfe’s “Her Story,” a commemoration with an eye toward the future, premieres in the state where the 19th Amendment achieved ratification.

  18. After 13 Years, a Zesty Haydn Survey Makes Its Mark Arts & Leisure, September 16

    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has released a rare, 11-volume collection of the composer’s 62 piano sonatas.

  19. Outshining a Premiere, a Group Announces Its Arrival Weekend, September 15

    The ensemble Orlando Furioso was the highlight of a concert featuring Kate Soper’s new but brief work “HEX.”

  20. What Music to Expect at Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral Culture, September 13

    For centuries, the format of British royal funerals has largely stayed the same, with a history that tells the story of both the monarchy and music.

  21. Lars Vogt, Acclaimed Pianist and Conductor, Is Dead at 51 Obits, September 9

    Piano technique for Mr. Vogt was a means to expression, not an end in itself. He avoided repertoire that called for mere virtuosity.

  22. Galileo Forgery’s Trail Leads to Web of Mistresses and Manuscripts Culture, September 9

    The unmasking of a fake Galileo manuscript this summer brought renewed attention to a colorful, prolific early-20th-century forger named Tobia Nicotra.

  23. Classical Music and Opera This Fall: 59 Programs, Premieres and More Arts & Leisure, September 8

    Among the highlights: the reopening of David Geffen Hall, the premiere of ‘The Hours’ at the Met and visits from the Berlin and Los Angeles Philharmonics.

  24. An American Leads the Odesa Philharmonic to Berlin Culture, September 7

    “I certainly never planned on being a music director in a time of war,” says Hobart Earle, who has conducted this Ukrainian orchestra for 30 years.

  25. After New York, Jaap van Zweden Will Lead Seoul Philharmonic Culture, September 6

    He will begin a five-year contract as music director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in 2024, after stepping down from the New York Philharmonic.

  26. In His Twilight, a Conductor Revisits Where His Career Dawned Weekend, August 31

    Michael Tilson Thomas, in the face of an aggressive brain cancer, returned to his roots to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood.

  27. An Orchestra Brings Harmony to a Region of Discord Culture, August 31

    The Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra unites players from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine with a message of peace and dialogue.

  28. Our Latest Covid Poll N Y T Now, August 31

    Americans on the left end of the political spectrum have become less anxious about Covid.

  29. John Adams, an American Master at 75 Arts & Leisure, August 31

    Adams, arguably our greatest living composer, has done operas inspired by recent history. In “Antony and Cleopatra,” he turns to Shakespeare.

  30. Daniel Barenboim, Star Conductor, Withdraws from ‘Ring’ Cycle in Berlin Culture, August 30

    “I must now give priority to my health and concentrate on my complete recovery,” the conductor said.

  31. Live Performance Is Back. But Audiences Have Been Slow to Return. Culture, August 21

    Attendance lagged in the comeback season, as the challenges posed by the coronavirus persisted. Presenters hope it was just a blip.

  32. Theater at Geffen Hall to Be Named for Two Key Donors Culture, August 3

    The Wu Tsai Theater will honor a $50 million gift from Joseph Tsai, a founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, and Clara Wu Tsai, a philanthropist.

  33. San Antonio Symphony to Dissolve Amid Labor Dispute Culture, June 17

    The decision will make San Antonio the largest American city without a major orchestra.

  34. San Antonio Symphony to Dissolve Amid Labor Dispute Culture, June 17

    The decision will make San Antonio the largest American city without a major orchestra.

  35. Never Missing a Curtain This Season, the Met Opera Takes a Final Bow Culture, June 13

    As it ended a challenging pandemic return, the Met had one last marathon: a matinee, an evening performance, and then moving out as American Ballet Theater moved in.

  36. New York Philharmonic Agrees to Restore Pay for Musicians Culture, June 13

    After a stronger-than-expected season, the orchestra said it would reverse pay cuts imposed at the height of the pandemic.

  37. At the Met This Season, Opera Was Icing on the Cake Arts & Leisure, June 12

    Amid a labor battle, the continuing pandemic and war in Ukraine, it often felt as though the real drama was in simply putting on a show.