Critics’ picks: Opera & Classical events

See the best Opera & Classical shows in NYC this week, as chosen by Time Out New York's critics.

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Euryanthe

  • Critics choice

As part of Bard's SummerScape festival, the adventurous conductor Leon Botstein will lead a promising cast and the American Symphony Orchestra in this opera by Carl Maria von Weber (which has not been seen, stateside, in the last century). Kevin Newbury directs.

  1. Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College Manor Ave, at Robbins Rd
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sun Aug 3
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Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Free

Head to the Hamptons this evening to catch the first, free performance of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. Pieces by Tchaikovsky (Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Two Cellos), Shostakovich (String Quartet No. 4), Prokofiev (String Quartet No. 2) and others will be presented, in a

  1. Bridgehampton Historical Society 2368 Montauk Hwy, at Corwith Avenue
  2. Wed Jul 30
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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

  • Critics choice

Louis Langrée returns to lead the summer's sprightly celebration of First Viennese School heavyweights. A free concert kicks things off on July 26, with the overture to Don Giovanni, a clip from Gluck's Don Juan, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. July 29 and 30 are devoted to the titular focus

  1. Avery Fisher Hall (at Lincoln Center) 132 W 65th St, at Broadway
  2. Wed Jul 30 - Sat Aug 23
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ensemble, et al. & the Kraken Quartet

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Two percussion ensembles—each equally devoted to rock and electronic music, as well as the modernist classical tradition—unite to present a set of original pieces written collaboratively.

  1. Spectrum 121 Ludlow St, between Delancey and Rivington Sts, second floor, 10002
  2. Thu Jul 31
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Richard Goode at Mostly Mozart

  • Critics choice

After finishing up a two-day stint with the Mostly Mozart festival orchestra, the pianist heads to the Kaplan penthouse for a late-night recital of Schubert's Sonata in B-flat major, and selections from Bach's Well-tempered Clavier, Book II.

  1. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (at Lincoln Center) 165 W 65th St, between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave, tenth floor
  2. Thu Jul 31
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Del Sol String Quartet

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The brazen Bay Area foursome will play bagatelles for string quartet and electronica, a newly commissioned work by the composer (and DJ) Mason Bates. Peter Sculthorpe's Strinq Quartet No. 14 completes the free bill.

  1. Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Fri Aug 1
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Donald Berman

  • Critics choice

The pianist celebrates an upcoming release on Bridge Records with a recital of pieces by Schubert, Ives, Martin Boykan, plus a world premiere by Scott Wheeler.

  1. Bargemusic Fulton Ferry Landing, at Furman and Old Fulton Sts
  2. Fri Aug 1
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Steven Osborne at Mostly Mozart

  • Critics choice

The pianist says "let's play two" on this evening. After he finishes up his star part in Mozart's Emporer concerto (in a performance with the festival orchestra), he'll cross the street and take the elevator up to the Kaplan penthouse for an intimate recital of Schubert items: the immortally

  1. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (at Lincoln Center) 165 W 65th St, between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave, tenth floor
  2. Fri Aug 1
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Columbia Summer Winds

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The band convenes tonight for the final concert in this year's summer series of free outdoor gigs.

  1. Washington Square Park W 4th St to Waverly Pl, between MacDougal St and University Pl
  2. Sat Aug 2
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Antoine Tamestit at Mostly Mozart

  • Critics choice

Mostly Mozart Festival. For this concert in the intimate Kaplan Penthouse, the violist conscripts a couple of the Bach Cello Suites for his chosen instrument, in addition to performing Hindemith's fine Sonata for solo viola.

  1. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (at Lincoln Center) 165 W 65th St, between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave, tenth floor
  2. Sat Aug 2
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