By TIMOTHY MANGAN Two autobiographies … “The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz” by Hector Berlioz. Berlioz was the archetypical Romantic — sensitive, poetic, experimental, nostalgic, given to flights of fantasy, easily wounded, progressive, dramatic verging on melo-. He was also a
Video: Carnegie Hall debut recap
Our videographer Paul Harkins put this together.
Pre-concert talk for Philip Glass concert at Carnegie Hall
(Here’s my pre-concert lecture delivered at 7 p.m. last Saturday in New York. Due to a change in plans, it wasn’t actually given in Carnegie Hall, but across the street in a meeting room at the Park Central Hotel.) Carnegie
Reviews of Pacific Symphony’s Carnegie Hall performance
Here are links to the reviews of Pacific Symphony’s debut at Carnegie Hall on April 21 in a program of music by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass. I will add reviews if as they come in. The New York Times
Saturday at Carnegie Hall and other adventures
Saturday in New York was jam-packed for anyone associated with Pacific Symphony. My own day started pleasantly with breakfast below the Plaza Hotel with wife and brother-in-law, also in New York on business. In the early afternoon I met Symphony
Friday in New York
Friday was an eventful day for the orchestra as well as for me. First, on the personal front, the wife and I grabbed a cab and took in the fabulous Thomas Cole exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During
Thursday night at Carnegie Hall
After her stellar performance of Ravi Shankar’s Sitar Concerto No. 3 with Pacific Symphony last night, Anoushka Shankar played an encore of her own composition called “Monsoon.” Here it is.
Remembering ‘The Passion of Ramakrishna’
During my career as a music critic, I had the pleasure of reviewing two performances of “The Passion of Ramakrishna” by Philip Glass, which Pacific Symphony revives this week and takes to Carnegie Hall on April 21. The first time
Ravi Shankar: Sitar Concerto No. 2
Here’s an excerpt from Ravi Shankar’s Sitar Concerto No. 2, with Anoushka Shankar as soloist and Zubin Mehta conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. Anoushka Shankar plays her father’s Sitar Concerto No. 3 with Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony on April 12-14.