7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This kind of Weekend
Our guide to the city’s best classical music along with opera happening This kind of weekend along with from the week ahead.
‘AMAHL along with THE NIGHT VISITORS’ at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (Dec. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, 2 along with 6 p.m.). This kind of extraordinary project by On Site Opera is usually a presentation of Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1951 opera on the Nativity, however using a twist: The chorus, performing at a Chelsea soup kitchen, is usually made up of people who have experienced homelessness along with today live in supportive housing provided by Breaking Ground. Tickets are free, however the company asks for a food donation in lieu.
JONATHAN BISS at Washington Irving High School (Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.). Another pianist in a striking lineup assembled by the Peoples’ Symphony This kind of season, Biss plays core repertoire by Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart along with Schumann.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER at Alice Tully Hall (Dec. 9, 5 p.m.; Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.). The Chamber Music Society has long given performances of Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concertos during the holiday season, along with today which’s expanded into a larger Baroque project. Here the instrumental players are joined by the soprano Joélle Harvey in vocal music coming from Handel along with Bach, as well as further pieces by Quantz along with Vivaldi.
MARTIN FROST at Alice Tully Hall (Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.). Frost, one of the most charismatic along with convincing clarinetists playing today, is usually joined by the pianist Henrik Mawe for a recital built around Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata No. 2.
JUILLIARD ORCHESTRA at Alice Tully Hall (Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.). The composer John Adams takes the rostrum to lead Juilliard’s instrumental students in his own “Doctor Atomic Symphony” — a development of his remarkably successful opera — as well as “Ciel d’hiver” by Kaija Saariaho along with Brahms’s Symphony No. 4.
‘MESSIAH’ at St. Paul’s Chapel (Dec. 13-14 along with 17, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 16, 3 p.m.). In our survey of the city’s many versions of Handel’s masterpiece last year, my colleagues called Trinity Wall Street’s “perhaps the essential brand-new York ‘Messiah,’” along with they weren’t wrong. Julian Wachner conducts the Trinity Baroque Orchestra along with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street in a reading which has been fiercely dramatic in music which can too often be treated as a comfy part of the festive scenery. A somewhat starrier option, if which’s your thing, is usually available coming from the brand-new York Philharmonic (Dec. 11-15, 7:30 p.m., David Geffen Hall), which This kind of year has drafted the conductor Jonathan Cohen to lead a cast which includes the countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo.
ANNA NETREBKO at Carnegie Hall (Dec. 9, 2 p.m.). Under the title “Day along with Night,” the superstar soprano gives a recital which covers an immense amount of ground. With Malcolm Martineau at the piano, she sings Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Strauss along with more. The mezzo Jennifer Johnson Cano along with the violinist David Chan are on hand to help.