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Friday, March 21, 2014

Opera Review: Opera Celebrates Bum Phillips, Who Led the Houston Oilers by James R. Oestreich

“Bum Phillips All-American Opera,” a production at La MaMa, recalls the life of a Houston Oilers coach.    

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Manhattan School of Music's Robert Sirota to Step Down by James R. Oestreich

After seven years as president, the longtime educator Robert Sirota will step down to concentrate on his composing.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Financial Problems Lead to Opera Orchestra Cancellation by James R. Oestreich

The Opera Orchestra of New York's concert performance of Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" scheduled for March 7 at Avery Fisher Hall because of a "loss of funding."

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Juilliard School Announces $20 Million Gift for Early Music by James R. Oestreich

On Tuesday, the Juilliard School is announcing a $20 million gift to endow its graduate-level program in historical performance.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Star-Studded Early Music in Toronto by James R. Oestreich

The ensemble Tafelmusik offers "The Galileo Project."

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

On Music and Medicine: A Performance by L'Ensemble Médical by James R. Oestreich

The event, a benefit concert for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti, was part of a tour by the ensemble that began on Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Boston and ends on Thursday at the …

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Cause of Muti Collapse Determined by James R. Oestreich

In a joint statement with Mr. Muti and officials of the orchestra, two cardiologists at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Donald Lloyd-Jones and Bradley P. Knight, rep…

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Friday, January 28, 2011

No Howls, But Many High Notes at Hélène Grimaud's Performance for Wolves by James R. Oestreich

Hélène Grimaud gave a performance with Atka, a wolf, to raise funds for the Wolf Conservation Center.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ozawa to Limit His Role in Carnegie Japan Festival by James R. Oestreich

In two concerts he'll conduct only the second half of each program.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

A 'Ring' Returns: Scala's 'Rheingold' at Symphony Space by James R. Oestreich

Watching Scala's 'Rheingold' at Symphony Space.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

James Levine Live and On-Screen by JAMES R. OESTREICH

The conductor James Levine pulls off his two-city, two-performance day, but a broadcast of one of those productions wasn't so glitch-free.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The 'Ring' Arrives in Times Square by JAMES R. OESTREICH

Let me tell you about the Rhine Valley, Nibelheim and other godly haunts of German myth, at least as seen from Times Square on Monday evening, as the Metropolitan Opera beamed in its new hig…

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