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Anthony Tommasini

New York City Opera Shutting Its Doors After 70 Years

New York City Opera Shutting Its Doors After 70 Years >>

In a tragedy worthy of opera itself, the New York City Opera has breathed its last.

The Future of Concert Production: New World Symphony Premières Video Work for Britten's 'Peter Grimes' >>

The New World Symphony presents the premiere of a new work for video and orchestra in its state-of-the-art multimedia venue.

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-US) Well-Received on Debut >>

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.

Two Years Later, James Levine Returns to Carnegie Hall...in a Wheelchair >>

The reviews are in. And by all accounts, James Levine's handi-capable return to the Met Orchestra's podium was, in fact, triumphant.

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