Author Archives: MICHAEL COOPER

Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival

Source: New York Times » Music

Jane Moss, who revived the center’s Mostly Mozart festival, will take control of all summer programming with the demise of the Lincoln Center Festival.

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As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

Source: New York Times » Music

Reopening after a $143 million renovation, which removed a thousand seats, Cincinnati’s stately Music Hall offers a model for Lincoln Center.

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Lincoln Center Scraps a $500 Million Geffen Hall Renovation

Source: New York Times » Music

The center and the New York Philharmonic announced they would seek simpler ways to improve a hall they have long wanted to change.

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Listen to ‘Ten Thousand Birds’ and Its Warbling, Chirping Inspirations

Source: New York Times » Music

We went bird-watching with the Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, whose latest composition has its premiere in a Manhattan park on Sunday.

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A Cutting-Edge Impresario Leaves BAM: What Was His Best Work?

Source: New York Times » Music

Joseph V. Melillo, who helped shape the Brooklyn Academy of Music aesthetic as its executive producer, will step down in 2018. A look back at his tenure.

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Gustavo Dudamel Tells Venezuelan Government ‘Enough Is Enough’

Source: New York Times » Music

The star conductor issued his strongest statement yet about the crisis in his native country after a young musician was reportedly killed in street protests.

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A Red State’s Arts Blues

Source: New York Times » Music

South Dakota, which voted decisively for Donald J. Trump, is also a prime recipient of grants from the arts agencies the president wants to eliminate.

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Travel Ban Threatens a Lincoln Center Festival Play

Source: New York Times » Music

The center is seeking visas for several artists with Syrian passports for Mohammad al-Attar’s “While I Was Waiting.”

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Kurt Moll, German Basso Profundo, Dies at 78

Source: New York Times » Music

He was his generation’s pre-eminent Baron Ochs in “Der Rosenkavalier,” mixing humor with a tinge of menace. His Ochs is preserved on many recordings.

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A Philharmonic Farewell, With Musicians from Nations Trump Sought to Ban

Source: New York Times » Music

Alan Gilbert has invited musicians from all over, including Iran and Iraq, who were targets of President Trump’s travel ban, for shows in June.

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