This Fall, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival celebrates its fifth season, with programs ranging from opera to dance to pop music. The New York Times takes a look at this season’s offerings, noting such highlights as the production of Britten’s “Curlew River” with Ian Bostridge, Schubert’s “Winterreise” with Matthias Goerne, and the Berlin Philharmoniker’s staging of “St. Matthew Passion” at the Park Avenue Armory. Read more here: http://bit.ly/NYTWLF14Preview
Congrats to Peter Sellars, who is one of the recipients of the prestigious Polar Music Prize (along with Chuck Berry). Audiences can experience Sellars realization of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion this Fall when the Berliner Philharmoniker arrives in New York as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival. Read more here: http://nyti.ms/1isAWfe
What would it be like to listen to a string quartet in complete darkness? Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas tackled that concept in his String Quartet No. 3, “In The Dark,” which true to its name, will be performed by memory in total darkness by the JACK Quartet tomorrow night at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival. Read this article by Alex Ross of The New Yorker to learn more about Haas’s quartet and why the composer likes the concept of heightened awareness. (Illustration by Chad Hagen/The New Yorker).