Brush Up on Your Shakespeare

Later today I'm off on tour for over a month. It's wonderful to have the work but I deeply regret missing NYC events, especially two renderings of the Bard:

Thomas Adès will be conducting his opera The Tempest at the Met. I have heard this on CD, it is sensational.  Read Tom Service in the NY Times and Alex Ross in the New Yorker

The Wooster Group is reviving Hamlet. I saw this production in 2007; it was one of the greatest nights of theater I've ever experienced. 

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Other things I'm mad about missing:

Gabriel Kahane's exciting Zankel Hall debut on Thursday.

Emerson String Quartet and Yefim Bronfman in Brahms chamber music on November 6.

And three straight weeks of friends at Vanguard! Bill McHenry with Orrin Evans, Eric Revis, and Andrew Cyrille start tommorow (there's also a new record, La Peur du Vide), followed by Jeff Ballard's new group Fairgrounds with Eddie Henderson, Kevin Hays, Jeff Parker, and Larry Grenadier and finally Guillermo Klein/Liliana Herrero with Aaron Goldberg, Richard Nant, Matias Mendez, and Sergio Verdinelli. 

Of course, these couple of picks are just a fraction of what NYC has to offer. Support live performance.

 

10/22/2012

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