Monthly Archives: December 2016


In February, we will shine a light on the relationship between Schumann and Brahms, as the elegant soprano Hyunah Yu returns to sing Schumann’s transporting song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben. Also, as part of a new Musical Masterworks venture, we invite you to join Edward Arron one hour before the February concerts for an in-depth […]


By Anne Midgette Classical music critic/The Classical Beat — Washington Post, December 16, 2016. It’s the stuff of stories and musical legend: the buried violin, dug up and brought to sing anew. In the film “The Red Violin,” the titular instrument is at one point interred with a gifted young player, then unearthed by grave-robbing gypsies who play […]


By Rick Koster, The Day, November 30, 2016 It would be my luck that, hopping on a subway out of Park Slope, I’d spot four “obvious” musicians with their instrument cases, and I’d mutter some snide comment about hipsters and how it’s impossible to get away from them. And, of course, the four gentlemen in […]