Author Archives: MICHAEL COOPER

The Pianist of the Resistance Captures a Surprise Award

Source: New York Times » Music

Igor Levit, known for bringing together music old and new — and for his outspoken political views — has been given the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award.

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The Pianist of the Resistance Captures a Surprise Award

Source: New York Times » Music

Igor Levit, known for bringing together music old and new — and for his outspoken political views — has been given the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award.

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Tosca,’ the Messiest Production in Met History

Source: New York Times » Music

A lavish new staging of Puccini’s “Tosca,” envisioned as an act of redemption, loses three singers and two conductors. But the show must go on.

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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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