Thank you, Rooftop Films!
The New York Philharmonic goes modern this week: tonight is a special concert in tribute to Henri Dutilleux, and the weekend brings two Park Avenue Armory performances centered on Stockhausen's Gruppen. Because, as studies show, people just don't care for crazy atonal music, hundreds of tickets are still available for Gruppen. Oh no, wait, they're sold out.... Notable pieces in the current Opera News: Russell Platt on Hugo Wolf, Fred Cohn talking to Gerald Finley.... The summer calendar for Bargemusic is rich in modern fare: note especially the John Cage mini-festival on July 6, 11, and 18, and the "Here and Now" series.... Tanglewood, celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary this summer, is streaming seventy-five broadcasts from its archives, with one free offering every day. Berio's Sinfonia, under the direction of the composer, can be heard on June 30.... Not every American orchestra is in disarray: the St. Louis Symphony, a superbly managed group, has concluded a new musicians' contract one year early, with modest salary increases built in.... It's good to see the Guggenheim presenting a concert of Cage, Brown, Scelsi, and Stockhausen in conjunction with its current show of 1950s abstraction. Musicians from ICE, Ne(x)tworks, and Either/Or will be led by Christopher McIntyre, with R. Luke DuBois explicating.