Tag Archives: New York Philharmonic

Patron X, we’re on your side

The poor shlemiel/shlimazel/shlub whose cellphone was heard round the world this week graciously spoke with Daniel Wakin in the Times today, and revealed what is already fairly obvious: he really didn’t mean it.  And who knew that iPhones still bleep … Continue reading

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Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play? (Mahler, Adès, Alan Gilbert, NYPO)

Okay folks, thanks for the 15 minutes.  Can we talk about music now?  No other classical music news has topped this cell phone, not Thomas Quasthoff’s sad announcement of his retirement, not budget woes at San Antonio Opera and Trinity … Continue reading

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Mahlergate: the moral of the story is…?

I don’t care what they say as long as they talk about me. –Tallulah Bankhead In a way, it’s great that that shlimazel’s iPhone happened to go off at such a sweet spot in Mahler’s Ninth on Tuesday.  All of … Continue reading

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!@#&^%$!!!!!! (Cellphone halts Mahler’s Ninth mid-movement)

For those who say that the concert hall needs to loosen up, who want tweet-seats and more technology, be careful what you wish for. Until today I’ve never been to a concert where a cellphone stopped the orchestra in the … Continue reading

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Review: The Cunning Little Vixen at the Philharmonic, 6/24/11

Welcome to Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center’s newest green space.  Gigantic sunflowers and mottled lighting embellished the stage during the New York Philharmonic’s season finale run of The Cunning Little Vixen, a fantastical opera by Janacek about a clever fox and … Continue reading

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A tale of two productions

Last summer, at the risk of ruining its finances and alienating subscribers, the New York Philharmonic presented a rarely-heard modern masterpiece that turned into a runaway success.  This season, the New York City Opera similarly invested in a new production … Continue reading

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