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Your complete guide to New York City classical music. From Carnegie Hall to the Metropolitan Opera, from the New York Philharmonic to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, find your list of all current NYC concerts, recitals and performances here at ZEALnyc.

Opening Night Gala San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall

Opening Night Gala with San Francisco Symphony Features Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2018/10/03/CARNEGIE-HALLS-OPENING-NIGHT-GALA-SAN-FRANCISCO-SYMPHONY-0700PM

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Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala with the San Francisco Symphony features a pair of vocal superstars—Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald—joining conductor Michael Tilson Thomas for an evening of favorites from opera and music theater. To add to the festive occasion, there’s ...

San Francisco Symphony with Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/10/04/san-francisco-symphony-0800pm

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San Francisco Symphony with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas reflects his lifelong relationship with Stravinsky, dating back to performing in Stravinsky’s presence during Tilson Thomas’s student days in Los Angeles. This all-Stravinsky program promises spectacular orchestral colors, ...

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at Carnegie Hall

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/10/14/orchestre-revolutionnaire-et-romantique-0300pm

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Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at Carnegie Hall is a opportunity to hear the music as Berlioz would have when the piquant winds, warm brass, and crisp strings of a celebrated period-instrument orchestra make his vibrant colors and gorgeous melodies soar even higher. Moving tales inspired ...

Getting the Band Back Together

Review: The Amiable Schlock of 'Gettin' the Band Back Together'

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 14, 2018 Sometimes shows come to Broadway that automatically get the online theater wags sharpening their knives. Before a show has even played its first preview, the theaterati start taking bets on when it will close, and polishing off their “What ...

Moulin Rouge

Review: 'Moulin Rouge' Gets a Lavish Pre-Broadway Tryout in Boston

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 13, 2018 Before the 1980s, Boston was a major out-of-town stop for plays and musicals before they went to Broadway. The economics of such tryouts have changed drastically, as has the standard model for developing new plays and musicals, and Boston’...

Hudson Valley museums

Art Break: Just a Short Journey North, The Hudson Valley ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 13, 2018 The Hudson Valley has a special place in the heart of Art Break. So many of our favorite artists spent their summers in the region with friends and family, working on projects, and enjoying the beautiful landscape, just ...

Newport Jazz Festival Showcases Women Artists and Emerging Talents

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, August 10, 2018 This year’s Newport Jazz Festival highlighted an incredibly diverse selection of women performers and women ensemble groups. The festival’s founder George Wein, in his newsletter “Notes from the Wein Machine” (March, 2018), was very direct in his statement ...

Beloved; photo: Kait Ebinger

Review: A Young Woman's Quest for Love and Passion in ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, August 9, 2018 Discovering how life works is what resonates the most in Lisa Langseth’s one-woman show Beloved, starring Ellinor DiLorenzo and directed by Kathy Curtiss. The play begins with the character Katarina rummaging around her grandmother’s cottage, putting things ...

Before We're Gone

Review: 'Before We're Gone' Tackles Big Themes at 13th Street ...

By Diana Mott, Contributing Writer, August 6, 2018 Before We're Gone ended it's run at 13th Street Repertory Theatre on August 5 with hopes of moving uptown and, with caveats, it deserves another chance to be seen. It is a small play, made for a small stage in ...

ICE; photo: Armen Elliott.

Review: A Mozart-less Evening Turns to ICE with 'Grand Pianola ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, August 6, 2018 The Mostly Mozart Festival's recent presentation of the International Contemporary Ensemble at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College was a welcome respite from the summer's punishing mugginess. Entitled "Grand Pianola Music," after the John Adams piece ...

Florence Griswold Museum

Art Break: A Reverse Commute Uncovers Museum Gold in Connecticut

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, August 6, 2018 Here at Art Break, we’ve often complained that people don’t realize how much art is available to see outside New York City. Case in point: the great state of Connecticut. Never been? Well, you’re missing ...

Jazz Notes Intel: 'West Side Story' Reimagined With Bobby Sanabria’...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, August 3, 2018 Last year marked the 60th birthday of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein’s classic Broadway show West Side Story, famously made into a 10 Academy Award-winning movie version in 1961 starring among others the Puerto Rico-born actress Rita Moreno. This year ...

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever at the Irish Rep

Review: ‘On a Clear Day’ Almost Shines at the Irish ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, August 3, 2018 After the disastrous 2011 Broadway revisal of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, it was looking like we might never see that show in New York City again. Peter Parnell’s ridiculous, gender-switching libretto, combined with Michael Mayer’...

Orchestra St. Luke’s Bernard Labadie Principal Conductor Carnegie Hall

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Performs Haydn and Mozart at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/10/25/orchestra-of-st-lukes-0800pm

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s with principal conductor Bernard Labadie performs an evening of Haydn and Mozart. Haydn’s “Nelson Mass” might have been inspired by the visit of the British naval hero to the Esterházy estate where he worked. There’s certainly a martial flair to the ...

Czech Philharmonic Semyon Bychkov Alisa Weilerstein Carnegie Hall

Czech Philharmonic Play All-Dvořák at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2018/10/27/CZECH-PHILHARMONIC-0800PM

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Czech Philharmonic Semyon Bychkov Alisa Weilerstein Carnegie Hall. Hearing a great orchestra perform Dvořák is memorable, but to experience a legendary Czech orchestra play his music is unforgettable. Two Dvořák masterpieces—the warmly expressive Symphony No. 7 and impassioned Cello ...

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