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Monday, September 18, 2023

Flight by MasterVoices by Edward Kliszus

This amalgamation of 19th century protestant hymnody and Greek myths begins with its musical exploration of the legend of Icarus, son of Daedalus (creator of the Labryinth) who flew too clos…

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Friday, September 15, 2023

The American Classical Orchestra presents Healing Bach by Edward Kliszus

The concert featured sopranos Sherezade Panthaki and Corrine Byrne, mezzo-soprano Sylvia Leith, countertenor Daniel Moody, tenors Brian Giebler and Lawrence Jones, and bass-baritones Edmund …

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Ensemble for the Romantic Century by Edward Kliszus

In the Ensemble for the Romantic Century's audio drama about Tchaikovsky, Steven Fry, Vanessa Redgrave, and the music are sublime.

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Josie de Guzman at The Green Room 42 by Edward Kliszus

Two-time Tony Award nominee Josie de Guzman performed her show "Back Where I Started" and enthralled listeners at The Green Room 42.The enchanting and vivacious de Guzman performed a musical…

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Monday, September 11, 2023

American Symphony Orchestra and the Roaring 20s by Edward Kliszus

The conductor and music director of the ASO, Maestro Leon Botstein, came to the stage. Building anticipation for the concert, he explained that tonight’s program featured musical works of …

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors by Edward Kliszus

The actors' droll and elegant linguistic patter sliced into the backdrop of the city's hubbub of engines, horns, and sirens. The virtual world they drew us into was a topsy-turvy pastiche of…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

The Smoke Jazz Club presents Mary Stallings by Edward Kliszus

Tonight at Smoke Jazz Club featuring vocalist Mary Stallings with Emmet Cohen - piano, Peter Washington - bass, and Joe Farnsworth - drums, was a true jazz event with ample chance to hear ea…

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The On Site Opera presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute by Edward Kliszus

Tonight's Opera in the Garden On Site Opera production of Mozart's The Magic Flute was a night of magical enchantment, charismatic strains, and sublime artistry. Moreover, the characters roa…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

To a Garden Luxuriously Verdant (Enameled with Countless Flowerings) A Juneteenth Celebration by Edward Kliszus

Tonight’s Juneteenth Celebration at New York’s Lincoln Center was a reflective, fresh, and vibrant source of inspiration for all participants. This nonpareil venue inspired artistic expr…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony presents Winners of the 2023 Concerto Competition in Concert by Edward Kliszus

This auspicious event was the fruit of an esteemed collaboration between the Kaufman Music Center and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. Gifted young artists competed for the opportunity to g…

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Monday, June 5, 2023


From a bottomless pit of prison and despair, Stevens mustered sobriety and hope powered by a renewed, unwavering determination, self-worth, confidence, and passion for his craft. His life be…

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Monday, May 22, 2023

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony presents Tales and Transformations by Edward Kliszus

Performed by the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony at today's two concerts was Sergei Prokofiev's delightful Peter and the Wolf featuring WQXR evening host and luminary Terrance McKnight. In this…

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The American Classical Orchestra presents a Romantic Fantasy by Edward Kliszus

The American Classical Orchestra ascended to the stage before a packed house in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Under the baton of conductor Thomas Crawford, the concert began with Gioac…

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Friday, May 19, 2023

Venice City of Light at The Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine by Edward Kliszus

This was an evening of superlatives by the Cathedral Choir and Rose of the Compass at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine offered a transformative musical experience for listeners an…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

The ON SITE OPERA Presents Puccini’s Il Tabarro by Edward Kliszus

Soloists in the ON SITE Opera production of Puccini's Il Tabarro were consistently marvelous and presented a thrilling performance of a seminal artwork with the support of a splendid chorus,…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The Oratorio Society of New York performs J. S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor by Edward Kliszus

Kent Tritle and The Oratorio Society ensured that the ineffable rapture of Bach's Mass in B minor was ably expressed while articulating the vision, technique, Affektenlehre, and unparalleled…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Bliss Street at the Theater For The New City by Edward Kliszus

The Theater for the New City presented Bliss Street, a blockbuster musical production based on the life and times of New York rocker Charlie Sub (played by Blaize Adler-Ivanbroo) and his uni…

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Friday, May 5, 2023

MasterVoices presents Iolanthe at Carnegie Hall by Edward Kliszus

This production of Iolanthe by MasterVoices at Carnegie Hall portrayed the essence of superlative artistry coupled with modern technological tools. Audience members were masterfully delivere…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The Art Bath Artist Salon Series by Edward Kliszus

The Art Bath Salon Series program was 21st century-multimedia at its finest, but with the intimacy of the Parisian salons made famous by the likes of Gertrude Stein, Gustave Courbet, and Fra…

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

The Singing Sphere by Edward Kliszus

The Singing Sphere was entertaining, intellectually engaging, imaginative, provocative, and introspective. It seemed, after all, that one might evolve to a better state. We enjoyed a sojourn…

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Friday, April 28, 2023

Daughter of the Wicked by Edward Kliszus

Schwartz is a raconteur extraordinaire. From the onset, her repartee was confident and, at times, adapted to prompt audience interaction. One could hardly resist her gentle, enchanting coaxi…

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

Musica Sacra at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine by Edward Kliszus

Kent Tritle and Musica Sacra have once again brought important musical works to the forefront in an opulent setting with superb artists. Tritle’s conducting was expressive and precise, whi…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Kent Tritle in Concert by Edward Kliszus

This was a celebration and reminder of Kent Tritle, a gifted musical artist of epic importance to the world of performing arts in New York and beyond. Tritle’s ubiquitous, multi-dimensiona…

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

MasterVoices Presents a Concert of Jewish Sacred Music at Central Synagogue by Edward Kliszus

Tonight's O How Good was a celebration of the life of MasterVoices board member Lois Conway and the years of philanthropy and insightful leadership characterizing her service. The venue chos…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The Conductor at the Theater for the New City by Edward Kliszus

The Conductor celebrated emotionally charged discourse governed by mutual respect, intellectual rigor, and passionate argument without the hostility, recriminations, and violence sometimes s…

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Light of Paradise at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine by Edward Kliszus

Maestro Kent Tritle opened this "Light of Paradise" program with the strings of his world-class orchestra performing George Walker's Lyric for Strings (1946). This work set the tone for the …

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Washington Square at the Axis Theatre by Edward Kliszus

The cast, setting, dramatization, and well-crafted script evoked yearning, hope, sadness, heartache, and disillusionment. Sharp's adaptation explored family, love, and social status themes a…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Cold Feet, A Comedy Extravaganza by Edward Kliszus

From the onset, Cold Feet was saucy with an eccentric style of humor, bizarre characters like Shelly the orangutan with her goofy grunts and screams, and off-the-wall skits. Laughs were guar…

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Han! by Theatre No Theatre at La MaMa by Edward Kliszus

The well-crafted descriptive language in Han! was fundamental to creating vivid and evocative imagery that transported viewers to other times, places, and states of mind. Through rich sensor…

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Kissing the Floor at Theater Row by Edward Kliszus

Kissing the Floor was a well-conceived, powerful dramatization akin to the legendary "sins of the father," ably expressing the overpowering tragedies of Antigone brought to life in the demis…

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

Candice Lee at Arlene’s Grocery by Edward Kliszus

An icon of her generation, Candice Lee is a singer of heartfelt, caring distinction. On stage, she is confident, energetic, and versatile, with a unique blend of musical influences and origi…

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