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Recorded at St. Luke’s in London’s East End, Bruce Springsteen performs an intimate concert of songs selected from his album, WE SHALL OVERCOME: THE SEEGER SESSIONS, a collection of standards and spirituals popularized by the legendary Pete Seeger. Springsteen’s UK concert performances have thrilled the critics, with THE INDEPENDENT raving, “an astonishingly rich evening … […]

In this SundayArts profile, Neal Shapiro interviews Zarin Mehta, the appointed executive director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000 who was instrumental in securing the logistics for the 2008 New York Philharmonic visit to North Korea.

Asteria is a duet comprising Sylva Rhyne, soprano, and Eric Redlinger, tenor and lute. Winner of the 2004 Early Music America Competition for Medieval and Rennaissance Performance, the New York Times has called their music “intimate and deeply communicative… meltingly beautiful.” Asteria is known for its compelling and personal delivery of 15th century vocal and […]

The New York Philharmonic’s 2008-09 season opening night concert, live from Avery Fisher Hall, launches the philharmonic’s 167th season and Lorin Maazel’s last as the orchestra’s music director. The program will open with Berlioz’ “Roman Carnival Overture” and conclude with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Renowned flutist Sir James Galway will be the soloist in Ibert’s […]

Founded in 1936 by Polish violinist and Zionist Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra — known at that time as the Palestine Orchestra — was established to save Jewish musicians in Europe from the imminent Holocaust. Consistently ranked among the world’s leading orchestras, the Israel Philharmonic boasts a long list of accomplished composers, conductors, and […]

Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, THE BERLIN CELEBRATION CONCERT is an historic performance marking the fall of the Berlin Wall. Performed on Christmas Day 1989 in the former East Berlin, the concert unites an international cast of celebrated musicians and vocalists for a moving performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The program is introduced by JoAnn Falletta, […]

At the New York Philharmonic, the flags were flown at half-mast. Broadway dimmed its lights. Carnegie Hall announced a week of honorary concerts. And when the funeral procession passed a construction site, the workers removed their hard hats and called out, “Goodbye, Lenny!” The year was 1990 and the world had just lost an artistic […]

When Luciano Pavarotti died in September 2007, the world lost one of the greatest voices in all of music. In celebration of Pavarotti’s peerless vocal talent and extraordinary international impact, this performance documentary looks back over his legendary career, utilizing the arias with which he was most closely associated as a narrative framework. From his […]

At the LA Opera in February 2007, four-time Tony Award(R) winner Audra McDonald starred in a new production of “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny,” one of the great 20th century operas. From composer Kurt Weill and playwright Bertolt Brecht — creators of “The Threepenny Opera” — comes a savage and lyrical satire […]

Over a career spanning more than six decades, groundbreaking choreographer George Balanchine made ballet a modern art. From his early days in Russia to his trailblazing role as co-founder of New York City Ballet, Balanchine became one of the primary visionaries to shape the history of 20th-century dance. Premiering in 1967, “Jewels” is the choreographer’s […]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.
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