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  • Picks for the Week of March 2

    Picks for the Week of March 2

    The Prague Ballet Gala with Polina Semionova; a recital by German pianist Detlev Eisinger; and "Godfather of Soul" James Brown live in Montreux in 1981
  • New Forms in Old Bottles

    New Forms in Old Bottles

    A concert with modern and period instruments, from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment-- a group that has "shocked, changed and mesmerized the music world..."
  • The Concert of the Century

    The Concert of the Century

    On March 23, 1981, Sutherland, Horne, and Pavarotti performed together at Avery Fisher Hall: "an old-fashioned glorification of the human voice..."
  • Mondays With Merce

    Mondays With Merce

    An absorbing video series on the late, great choreographer Merce Cunningham, including historical footage of the Cunningham company in rehearsal and performance
  • 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
  • Wolf Hall in New York

    Wolf Hall in New York

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hilary Mantel's novel comes to Broadway with "dances, spectacles, jokes, and momentum..."
  • The Kronos Quartet: Tan Dun's Ghost Opera

    The Kronos Quartet: Tan Dun's Ghost Opera

    The quartet is joined by Wu Man, who adds Chinese pipa to the matrix of Bach, Shakespeare and traditional Asian music...
  • Picks for the Week of February 23

    Picks for the Week of February 23

    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