Opera & Classical Music

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Critics’ picks: Opera & Classical events

Sila: The Breath of the World

  • Critics choice
  • Free

If a new-classical composition "composed to be played out of doors" sounds like a gimmick, then take heart from the fact that John Luther Adams can make such conceits take wing and really fly. (His

  1. Hearst Plaza (at Lincoln Center) W 65th St, at Columbus Ave
  2. Fri Jul 25 - Sat Jul 26
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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),

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

  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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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

  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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Album review: Anna Netrebko, Verdi

  • Rated as: 3/5

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Album review: Thomas Meglioranza, Winterreise

  • Rated as: 4/5

A New York new-music MVP puts his expressive stamp on a timeless Schubert song cycle Schubert’s lieder cycle Winterreise (“Winter Journey”) can be a grim ride if approached as the marmoreal

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  • Rated as: 4/5

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  • Rated as: 4/5

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New York's best classical music venues

Carnegie Hall

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Artistic director Clive Gillinson continues to put his stamp on Carnegie Hall. The stars, both soloists and orchestras, shine most brightly inside this renowned concert hall in the Isaac Stern

  1. 154 W 57th St, (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
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Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center)

  • Price band: 4/4

The grandest of the Lincoln Center buildings, the Met is a spectacular place to see and hear opera. It hosts the Metropolitan Opera from September to May, with major visiting companies appearing in

  1. Lincoln Center Plaza, (at 65th St)
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Le Poisson Rouge

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Tucked into the basement of the long-gone Village Gate—a legendary performance space that hosted everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix—Le Poisson Rouge was opened in 2008 by a group of young

  1. 158 Bleecker St, (at Thompson St)
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Bargemusic

  • Price band: 2/4

This former coffee-bean barge usually presents four chamber concerts a week (plus one jazz program) set against a panoramic view of lower Manhattan. It’s a magical experience (and the programming

  1. Fulton Ferry Landing, (at Furman and Old Fulton Sts)
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    If a new-classical composition "composed to be pla...

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