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.
Other things I'm mad about missing:
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.