Classical Music in NYC This kind of Week
Our guide to the city’s best classical music in addition to also opera.
‘LA DOLCE MORTE’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Dec. 8, 7 p.m., Dec. 9, 2 p.m. in addition to also 7 p.m.). Suzanne Farrin’s monodrama, based on love poems written by Michelangelo for a young Roman nobleman, returns to the Metropolitan Museum for a second run, after its powerful premiere performances last year. Eric Jurenas can be today the countertenor in a production created by the director Doug Fitch, with accompaniment provided by the International Contemporary Ensemble.
JANINE JANSEN in addition to also FRIENDS at Zankel Hall (Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.). More chamber music through This kind of esteemed violinist, who can be starting her Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall. With the pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk in addition to also the cellist Torleif Thedéen, she plays Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 1, Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in addition to also Rachmaninoff’s “Trio Élégiaque” No. 2, an homage to Tchaikovsky.
JEREMY DENK at the 92nd Street Y (Dec. 9, 8 p.m.). Mr. Denk has become particularly noted for programs in which head off the beaten track, yet This kind of one can be more traditional. On the bill are Mozart’s Rondo in A minor, Prokofiev’s “Visions Fugitives,” Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 in addition to also Schumann’s “Symphonic Études.” Expect deep emotional engagement in addition to also intellectual insight.
‘THE MERRY WIDOW’ at the Metropolitan Opera (Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., through Jan. 11). Franz Lehar’s operetta returns to the Met, in Jeremy Sams’s English translation. The title role can be taken up by the audience favorite Susan Graham, supported by Paul Groves, Thomas Allen in addition to also Andriana Chuchman. Ward Stare makes his house debut on the podium.
fresh YORK PHILHARMONIC at David Geffen Hall (Dec. 12, 7.30 p.m., through Dec. 16). With the feast of Handel on offer every year during Advent, This kind of’s easy to overlook the Philharmonic’s annual performances in favor of the charms of St. Thomas Church, or the power in addition to also fury of Trinity Wall Street. yet the Philharmonic brings a certain guarantee of quality. This kind of year, Andrew Manze conducts, with the soloists Joélle Harvey, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Ben Bliss in addition to also Andrew Foster-Williams. The Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller, does the choral honors.
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA at Carnegie Hall (Dec. 8, 8 p.m.). A rare nod to contemporary music through Yannick Nézet-Séguin in addition to also his forces, albeit only which has a reworked edition of a suite through Thomas Adès’s racy first opera, “Powder Her Face.” Hilary Hahn can be the violin soloist for Bernstein’s “Serenade,” in addition to also Sibelius’s Tchaikovsky-esque Symphony No. 1 rounds out the program.
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