In Review: Kanye West, Nebuchadnezzar

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With 'Nebuchadnezzar,' the opera Kanye West unveiled at the Hollywood Bowl, the rap impresario invited the faithful on his path to righteousness but had to remind them to stand up and cheer, Catherine Womack reports.

In Review: Martha Graham Dance Company

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Celebrating 'Appalachian Spring' at 75 could have made for a squirmy occasion; instead, Lana Norris asserts, the Martha Graham Dance Company and Peak Performances aroused hope through a smart new pairing.

In Review: Midori

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Performing at (Le) Poisson Rouge, the violinist Midori and the pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute presented that rare treat: a program of 20th- and 21st-century works played with impeccable polish, Brin Solomon relates.

In Review: counter)induction

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Miller Theatre's inviting Pop-Up format bolstered sensations of intimacy when the new-music ensemble counter)induction played works by Jessica Meyer, in a concert reviewed by Vanessa Ague.

In Review: The Turn of the Screw

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Wave Hill provided a fitting location for Britten's gothic-horror chamber opera 'The Turn of the Screw,' but a production by On Site Opera lacked coherent direction, Brin Solomon reports.

In Review: George Lewis's Soundlines

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Memory, imagination, virtuosity, and diplomacy all played roles in a performance of recent works by George Lewis at NYU Skirball Center, reviewed by Brin Solomon.

In Review: Michigan Trees

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Brin Solomon reports on a workshop performance of 'Michigan Trees,' a new fairy-tale opera by Grey Grant, in which a protagonist's desire to transform is endangered by conflicting personas.

In Review: Glenn Branca Ensemble

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The Glenn Branca Ensemble, reviewed by Vanessa Ague at Saint Vitus on what would have been its late founder's 71st birthday, offered immeasurable, unending odes to ascension.

In Review: A Night of Women Composers

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Vivien Schweitzer reviews the opening night National Sawdust's fifth season, a mix of compositions and improvisations honoring Clara Schumann, Meredith Monk, Mary Lou Williams, and other distinguished creators.

On the Record: September 20, 2019

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This week in On the Record, a chat with Nate Cross, whose ecstatic-jazz and experimental-music imprint Astral Spirits is celebrating its fifth anniversary in fiery style. Plus, dozens of listings for new and upcoming releases.