A link to my suggestions (unsolicited!) for presenting classical music in the Obama White House.
Critics of Peter Gelb's tenure at the Met to date are missing part of the point: it's not that he hires directors from other fields, but that he doesn't let them spread their wings once he's got them.
A link to Charles T. Downey's review of Mitsuko Uchida in today's Washington Post.
More thoughts on artistic depictions of opera and music: does music tend to be more idealized than other arts?
A couple of free concerts tonight, plus: the Virginia Arts Festival will stage Bernstein's "Mass" this weekend.
A few thoughts, after the fact, on two-thirds of the Kennedy Center's festival of Terrence McNally's opera plays.
Alfred Thigpen reviews a festival of British and American choirs at the National Cathedral.
Joan Reinthaler reviews an uneven program by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
A link to Robert Battey's review of "Shadowboxer," at the University of Maryland, in today's Washington Post.
Joe Banno reviews the Takacs Quartet, which WPAS presented at Strathmore.
Joan Reinthaler reviews a joint concert by the Alexander and Afiara Quartets at the Library of Congress.