by musicAeterna, a chorus and orchestra from Perm,
Russia, in their North American debut. Accompanying the
performance of Verdi’s Requiem was a cinematic artwork
(co-commissioned with Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus) by
the late avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas, inspired by
words of poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, to whom
the Requiem was dedicated.
Tanglewood’s elegant year-round Linde Center for
Music and Learning—several one-story studios—provides
space to connect audiences with musicians, artists, students,
academics, and cultural leaders, exploring wider cultural
ideas. Its clean-lined wood and glass rooms, in the spirit
Places to hear music are springing up around the
country. The remarkable Shed—which is what it looks like
from the outside—appeared on Manhattan’s West Side, by
the Hudson River. Where the High Line meets the new
Hudson Yards, the Shed is on a plaza near a clutch of
giant buildings and stores that have changed the skyline,
without—mercifully—causing the island to sink. Designed
by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with the Rockwell Group,
the Shed will commission works across all disciplines,
physically transforming to support artists’ ideas. It has
high ceilings, airy spaces, movable room parts, escalators,
and eateries. Classical music last autumn was highlighted
E-P inherits MTT’s SFSO.
Susan Wadsworth retires
from YCA. Domingo’s
career in the U.S. may be
over. “Phil the Hall” says
NYPhil for $5 a ticket.
Nelsons’s Die Walküre
at Tanglewood. The
“amazing” Leon Botstein
hails Erich Wolfgang
Korngold at Bard.
(pictured) New York’s remarkable Shed, on the West Side where the High Line meets the new Hudson Yards, will commission new works across
all disciplines, physically transforming to accommodate artists’ ideas. Photo: Iwan Baan.
By Leslie Kandell