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Kurt Jooss: A Profile

Kurt Jooss: A Profile

A documentary on German choreographer Kurt Jooss: “The task of the arts is to confess inner things, to bring out emotions and this and that. But not, not to bring solutions.”
Picks for the Week of February 29

Picks for the Week of February 29

The Prague Ballet Gala with Polina Semionova; "Godfather of Soul" James Brown live in Montreux in 1981; and Handel's early masterpiece Agrippina
The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

A highly-acclaimed group of nearly fifty brass and percussion players from the extraordinary Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Beethoven's Razumovsky Quartet

Beethoven's Razumovsky Quartet

The American String Quartet plays one of Beethoven's greatest works, which the composer once said (in response to critics), was "not for you, but a later age"
Europa Concert in Istanbul

Europa Concert in Istanbul

Mariss Jansons and the Berlin Philharmonic perform Haydn, Mozart, and Berlioz at the church of St. Irene in Istanbul; featured is flutist Emmanuel Pahud
Friedrich Schiller: Lyrics and Music

Friedrich Schiller: Lyrics and Music

Inspired by the words of the great German dramatist, tenor Josef Protschka is joined by soprano Maria Venuti in a recital of songs with Schiller lyrics
Picks for the Week of February 22

Picks for the Week of February 22

Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis live at Lincoln Center, a German lieder recital with lyrics by Schiller, and a profile of British ballerina Darcey Bussell
What's Not To Love?

What's Not To Love?

Thomas Crawford conducts the American Classical Orchestra in a semi-staged performance of Haydn's rarely-heard opera L'Isola disabitata
Busoni, Scriabin, and Chopin

Busoni, Scriabin, and Chopin

A piano recital by Burkhard Schliessmann: "an unapologetic Romantic" offers a program including Chopin's Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Good Girls Finish First

Good Girls Finish First

Actor-producer Leah Gabriel on her new play The Good Girl-- a :mind-bending sci-fi exploration of a sexually shackled anti-utopia...."
There Might Be Others

There Might Be Others

Choreographer Rebecca Lazier and composer Dan Trueman collaborate in a dance-and-music work that pays tribute to Terry Riley's seminal music work, In C
Picks for the Week of February 15

Picks for the Week of February 15

Johann Strauss' opera Simplicius; Tan Dun's Ghost Opera, with the Kronos Quartet and Wu Man; and Claudio Abbado conducting Mahler's Symphony No. 9