In a tragedy worthy of opera itself, the New York City Opera has breathed its last.
The New World Symphony presents the premiere of a new work for video and orchestra in its state-of-the-art multimedia venue.
This month has seen the debut performances of the newly-formed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (which we're now calling NYO-US, for short). A first bow at the Performing Arts Center of Purchase College, and then Carnegie Hall in New York, was followed by an important date at the BBC Proms in London.
The reviews are in. And by all accounts, James Levine's handi-capable return to the Met Orchestra's podium was, in fact, triumphant.