Nov 7, 2012 — The acclaimed London ensemble has been immersing itself in Beethoven lately, playing all 16 of his string quartets. In this concert at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, the group presents a pair of Beethoven's grand and enigmatic final quartets — works from the summit of a musical mountain.
Oct 3, 2012 — Hear the opening concert of Carnegie Hall's new season with a gala performance of Carl Orff's lusty, rowdy masterpiece, featuring the CSO and music director Riccardo Muti.
Oct 1, 2012 — Nearly a century after its debut, the shock of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring remains. "It's like Stravinsky wrote the piece one week ago," says Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel, who leads this iconic score and a world premiere by Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Stucky.
Sep 11, 2012 — A group of New York City contemporary music dynamos traversed three landmark works in a single evening, recorded live at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge.
Jul 10, 2012 — Watch a "flash choir" descend upon Times Square to sing a world premiere of music by Philip Glass, commissioned by NPR Music in honor of the composer's 75th birthday.
Sep 10, 2012 — Avital has the long, slender fingers of a concert pianist. Yet instead of stretching chords out wide on a Steinway, he squeezes those lengthy digits onto the tiny fretted fingerboard of a mandolin. The instrument today is associated with bluegrass and western swing, but in Avital's hands, the mandolin sings with the sounds of J.S. Bach, Ernest Bloch and contemporary composers.
Aug 13, 2012 — Hear a sparkling all-star performance with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops and guests including Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor and Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Apr 2, 2012 — The minute its members were ensconced in our office, So Percussion started borrowing items to add to its set, from an amplified cactus and bells to a mug filled with spare change and an empty padded envelope. The ensemble performs original pieces and the works of John Cage at the Tiny Desk.
Oct 24, 2011 — The vibrant young opera star from Malta performed an intimate club date live in New York City — along with some fabulous special guests.
May 3, 2012 — Watch an intensely physical and deeply felt performance by a soprano who brings operatic elegance and rock glam to music by Handel, Dowland and Monteverdi at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York.