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August 3   -  

The Taming of the Shrew: A classic comic ballet closes the season

Houston Ballet closes its 2014-15 season with John Cranko's wonderfully comic ballet The Taming of the Shrew, based on the play by William Shakespeare. Based on the play by William Shakespeare, John Cranko's version of The Taming of the Shrew ...

July 30   -  

The Creation of a Classic: The History of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon

MacMillan challenged ballet conventions by making Manon an immoral leading lady at a time when virtuous heroines were the norm.

July 25   -  

NYOUSA Ready for China

"China has become one of the world's most important centers for classical music and will play an everincreasing role in the future of music."

July 15   -  

The Flame of Love

Joan of arc, who has represented an array of qualities over centuries, is the center of this month's Philharmonic theatrical extravaganza, June 10–13, starring oscar winner Marion Cotillard.

July 11   -  

Fifty Years Of Priceless Music — Absolutely Free

This summer, June 17–24, the concerts in the Parks series is celebrating its Golden anniversary, inspiring a look back on the beginnings of New York's favorite summer tradition.

July 5   -  

To Make The Music Heard

Susanna Mälkki brings to her Philharmonic debut her reverence for composers and a passionate commitment to make their scores "sound as beautiful as possible."

June 30   -  

Meredith Monk In Her Own Voice

It has a lot to do with listening to the other layers and to the series of musical events. It takes a different kind of listening. It's a very hands-on kind of music.

June 26   -  

On Her Own Terms: Wendy Whelan Comes to City Center

It's here that she began to recover her strength and learn her limits, and build the confidence to know that she needn't be defined by them. With the backing of the associateship, she can feel free to experiment. "I'm incredibly confident".

June 22   -  

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock Together Again

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock have run on relatively parallel courses since both appeared on the scene in the early 1960s. Both musicians built their reputations on their fervent experimentalism and rejection of convention.

June 20   -  

MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet: 50 Years Later, And Still For The First Time

Though no English writer would dare try to improve upon William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, certain adaptations, especially in other art forms, can take on such a life of their own that they become—like the play itself—so ...
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