Alicia Zuckerman

  1. New York Stage: The Thomashefsky ProjectThe theater was being used to be a real forum of ideas. There’s a whole avant-garde, experimental side—the public has lost a sense of that.
  2. Influences: Paul TaylorNow wrapping his 50th season, the dancer reveals his love for Handel—and dead mice.
  3. Composer: David LangThis week at BAM, the busy composer David Lang premieres Amelia, a furiously athletic pointe-driven work.
  4. Robot Master: Eric SingerFive years ago, musician and engineer Eric Singer founded LEMUR, the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots.
  5. A ‘Nutcracker’ Family AlbumCelebrating a half-century of Sugarplum Fairies, first trips to the ballet, and a perpetual cash machine.
  6. Conductor: Alondra De La ParraThis week, the up-and-comer will lead the Mexican American Symphony Orchestra in its debut at Town Hall.
  7. John AdamsWhat are your first cultural memories? My father played in big bands, and my mother, who was less trained but probably had the greater natural t […]
  8. We Need A New Name For “World Music”A friend once remarked to me that the term “world music” evokes an annoying Pan flute. Maybe that’s why some musicians bristle at a category tha […]
  9. Pamela ZPamela Z, the Bay Area experimental singer, comes to the Kitchen this week, performing her opera Voci, a multimedia exploration of bel canto, […]
  10. Playing by EarBeethoven’s hearing loss resonates with this similarly affected—and talented—pianist.
  11. Bullets Off B’wayIn her new cabaret act, singer Rena Strober talks about life after the Rao’s shooting.
  12. Salman Rushdie And Charles WuorinenSlated for a 2002 opening at the New York City Opera and bumped twice, Haroun and the Sea of Stories finally gets a world premiere this fall.
  13. Music Of The SpheresAt BAM, Terry Riley brings astrophysics to the avant-garde.
  14. The Shock Of The OldMeredith Monk’s acolytes honor her 40 years of edgy experiment.
  15. Oscar Wilde, With Strings AttachedThe “dancers” in this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince are part human and part paper.
  16. The Circle Of LifeThe Lion King’s Julie Taymor returns to opera, reimagining The Magic Flute for the Met.
  17. Stranger In TownMatthew Broderick goes Off Broadway in a revival of Larry Shue’s The Foreigner.
  18. RecapturedJesse Friedman makes his own movie.
  19. Hear ThisSurely you’ve had enough reality tv—it’s time for a cleansing dose of high culture. Nearly all the big Northeast music festiva […]
  20. Top 5 CarouselsEveryone knows about Central Park and Coney Island, but there are plenty of other places to take the kids—or yourself—for a spin on a carousel.
  21. Light StepIn November, Sasha Waltz, the quirky, ironic German choreographer, will make her New York debut at BAM, performing the U.S. premiere of Körper, […]
  22. Sounds PrettyYes, Hilary Hahn is gorgeous (“It helps to have makeup people and hair people,” she says somewhat sheepishly), and yes, she really can play (l […]
  23. What’s Old Is NewTrisha Brown takes a fresh look at the classics.
  24. Trash and CarryIt’s been about a decade since Carol Schneider and her husband last schlepped their recyclables to their country house in Connecticut from their […]
  25. Dance Fever (Ballet Style)After bailing out of the Bolshoi Ballet – and Russia, where they led rather cushy lives as part of Moscow’s artistic elite – in 1995, Gennadi […]
  26. Holy Week ConcertsA quintet for those who’ve given up chocolate for Lent and need a little something to get through these last days – or for anyone who wants to […]
  27. New-Music EventsVenture beyond Beethoven and Brahms, and you may be pleasantly surprised by what you hear – and the relatively modest ticket prices.
  28. NutcrackersThe Nutcracker Suite premiered in 1892, but only after World War II did the Tchaikovsky ballet become a New York family rite. Today, there’s an […]