Carnegie Hall to reopen Oct 6 with Philadelphia Orchestra
NEW YORK — (AP) — Carnegie Hall will return from the coronavirus pandemic with a gala concert featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra on Oct. 6. Carnegie has not had a performance since March 13, 2020. The gala will be led Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and will feature pianist Yuja Wang, Carnegie announced Thursday. The program includes Valerie Coleman's “Seven O’Clock Shout,” commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra to honor frontline workers and celebrate human connection; Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. The concert is three days before the previously announced first event, a recital by tenor Jonas Kaufmann with pianist Helmut Deutsch.wftv.com
An 'optimistic' Verona Arena announces summer opera lineup
FILE - In this June 21, 2002 file photo, a huge pyramid dominates the stage of the opening performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida in the Verona Arena, northern Italy. (AP Photo/Claudio Martinelli)MILAN – Riccardo Muti and Plácido Domingo will headline the 2021 Verona Arena Opera Festival, essentially last year's season revived as a sign of “great optimism and utmost seriousness," the festival's general director said Thursday. After an abbreviated 2020 season of concerts due to the pandemic, operas will be fully staged with a complete cast and chorus. “We have more experience, and we know better our enemy," general director Cecilia Gasdia told a news conference. 9, an opera gala featuring German tenor Jonas Kaufmann and a ballet gala starring Roberto Bolle.