Fall Preview 2008: Classical & Dance

The Manhattan Project

Daniel Barenboim, Still Busy

That Party for Lenny

On Trading ‘Sex and the City’ for Sanskrit Verse

Joining the Family Business

Ethel’s All-American World Music

The Season in Classical and Dance

The View From a Thousand Feet

What You Won’t Hear This Season

Counting down to the Met’s premiere of Doctor Atomic. Nobody has made more noise for classical music than Daniel Barenboim, the pianist, conductor, proselytizer, knight errant, and tireless musical arguer. Marin Alsop wishes Bernstein a happy 90th birthday. Television composer Doug Cuomo writes his long-awaited opera. Alisa Weilerstein’s parents didn’t teach her the cello to complete their string trio. But it did work out that way. The anti-genre string quartet is back from a year on the road, having picked up a load of new friends and new ideas. Must-see performances this fall and winter. Choreographer Benjamin Millepied explores a deep-rooted connection to Chopin in his upcoming ensemble. In a fall of absences, these classical venues will remain closed.

Fall Preview 2008: Classical & Dance