Classical Music Geek: The CMG Live performance Calendar: October 2022



Owls quartet — any group that takes headshots
with a teddy bear is one I need to see!

Buddies, I will maintain it quick this month — I simply did the mathematics, and the variety of phrases I am set to jot down in October is….dizzying. Look our for my upcoming bylines in Early Music America, Musical America, Opera Information, and extra!

In between sleepless nights and due dates, this is the place you will discover me:

through Oct 28 | Metropolitan Opera Home | $32.50+

through Oct 21 | Metropolitan Opera Home | $32.50+

through Oct 8 | Corpus Christi Church | $10+

Oct 1, 6pm | Anthology Movie Archives | $25

Experiments in Opera’s absurdist Chunky in Warmth was an early overview of my 50-concert summer season of 2019, and I keep in mind loving it. (You may go search for that article in order for you, I am certain as hell not main you to it.) Plus, I am tracing the anthropological development of opera-TV after reviewing Boston Lyric and Lengthy Seashore Opera’s desert in final 12 months — so I assume I will go stroll the purple carpet for science!

Oct 2, 4pm | Corpus Christi Church | $10+

The Boston Camerata medieval and renaissance Christmas albums are a vacation staple in my (Jewish) family. Their director, Anne Azéma, has been top-of-mind recently, with honors from Early Music America and the French authorities — I am unable to wait to see her tackle Nineteenth-century American spirituals.

Oct 6, 7:30pm | St. Ignatius Antioch | $25+

Most well-known for his or her fabulous, 16-million-view Pachelbel Canon YouTube video (amongst many others), Voices of Music performs NYC for the primary time this month. Countertenor Christopher Lowrey (who made a hilarious MET debut as Guildenstern in final season’s Hamlet) options in arias of Handel and Vivaldi. Plus, Juilliard415 grad violinists Augusta McKay Lodge and Shelby Yamin alternate concertos with their one-time trainer, Elizabeth Blumenstock, together with one by Italian Mozart modern Maddalena Laura Sirmen.

Oct 14, 6:30 & 8pm | Church of the Intercession | $85

I am writing about this at size for an additional publication, so I will maintain it temporary, however this piece — Nico Muhly’s first for solo harp, with interpolations by legendary librettist-poet Alice Goodman — is insanely cool.

Oct 15, 2 & 7:30pm | Carnegie Corridor (Weill) | fairly near offered out

I have to be the one individual on earth to have been a fan of Francesco Turrisi earlier than I found Rhiannon Giddens. Turrisi is a keyboardist for L’Arpeggiata, the early music ensemble that ostensibly turned me on to music written earlier than 1750. He and Rhiannon Giddens — companions each onstage and off — make a mighty pair for considerate music that treads traces between old-time, classical, and people.

Oct 15, 8pm | City Corridor | $57+

I’ve had Meredith Monk’s Reminiscence Sport caught in my head because the album dropped in late March of 2020. This forged is studded with stars — not an surprising confluence of trade dynamos, however a hard-hitting one nonetheless.

Oct 16-Nov 12 | Metropolitan Opera Home | $32.50+

Allan Clayton obtained plenty of nice press for his Grimes in London earlier this 12 months, together with this poignant profile from The Occasions. He made his MET debut in Brett Dean’s Hamlet final season; now I am excited to listen to him in one thing meatier (and higher).

Oct 17 & 18, 7:30pm | Baryshnikov Arts Heart | $20

The only finest method to get me to a live performance is to program Couperin’s tender rondeau Les Barricades Mysterieuses (The Mysterious Barricades — nobody fairly is aware of the place Couperin sourced his titles). Owls is a latest challenge of recent music’s burgeoning younger names: Avery Fisher Profession Grantee violinist Alexi Kenney, Aizuri Quartet violist Ayane Kozasa, cellist and new music chameleon Gabriel Cabezas, and acclaimed cellist-composer Paul Wiancko. Collectively, the 4 play preparations and commissions for the uncommon configuration of double-cello string quartet — Arensky could be proud!

Oct 18, 8pm | Carnegie Corridor (Stern) | $20+

On his latest recording, Igor Levit labored magic with Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, a two-and-a-half-hour behemoth modeled after the Nicely-Tempered ClavierI missed Levit’s recital final 12 months — interesting as this system was, I did not need to take the chance in the course of the peak of Omicron. This 12 months, I will make no such mistake. 

Oct 22, 8pm | Church of Saint Mary the Virgin | $30+

Oct 23, 4pm | Corpus Christi Church | $10+

When Vox Luminis involves city, I clear my schedule. It is so simple as that. Saturday night time is sacred Monteverdi; Sunday is all Bach household. I urge you to select at the least one. Belief me.

Oct 25, 8pm | Carnegie Corridor (Stern) | $31.50+

I am an East Coast bunny now, however I miss my hometown orchestra one thing terrible, particularly after working intently with them for a 12 months. A part of that homesickness is for Disney Corridor particularly, however I will take them in Carnegie — particularly to listen to María Dueñas play Gabriela Ortiz’s new violin concerto.

Oct 27, 7:30pm | Carnegie Corridor (Stern) | fairly near offered out

Jean Rondeau is the ittest of it-boy harpsichordists, well-known for his fanciful, virtually steel takes on Baroque’s best. His latest recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations obtained plenty of fabulous press, and as a part of the belated U.S. launch tour, he stops in Carnegie’s small recital corridor. That is one other of these dying-with-anticipation live shows — I have been trying ahead to seeing Rondeau reside since I first heard his recordings in….2016?


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