Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Met Orchestra Musicians Give Surprise Concert at Little Island

Metropolitan Opera Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin surprised audiences on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 with a special concert at Little Island. The famed conductor was joined by a quartet of Met Orchestra horn players including Erik Ralske, Roy Femenella, Javier Gándara, and Barbara Jöstlein Currie to present a program curated by Dov Scheindlin. Among the pieces performed were “Nessun Dorma” from {…}

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts Unveils 2023-24 Season

(Photo credit: Rob Davidson for Miller Theatre at Columbia University) The vocal performances included in the 2023-24 season at Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts are listed below. “John Zorn at 70” is a three-concert celebration for the composer’s birthday. Each performance in the series explores a different facet of Zorn’s canon. Soprano Barbara Hannigan will perform many {…}

Opera Philadelphia to Deliver Free Family Concert at Cooper River Park This July

(Photo Credit: Steven Humes) Opera Philadelphia is set to present a family night featuring a concert performance of opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on July 13, 2023 at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. Elizabeth Braden will conduct an ensemble that stars by 12-year-old Ethan Monberg, a member and soloist of the Philadelphia Children’s Chorus and the Philadelphia Vocal Conservatory. Other {…}

Shakespeare Opera Theatre to Present ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Shakespeare Opera Theatre is set to present “Much Ado About Nothing” this July. The production takes audiences on a journey to Sicily through Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” complemented by Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénédict” music throughout. With performances in English and French (with surtitles), this fully staged experience, described as a “surround-sound sensation” by Shakespearances, promises a mix of laughter {…}