February 06 2019

The New York Philharmonic: North America’s Original Orchestral Powerhouse

The oldest of North America’s elite “Big Five” symphony orchestras, the New York Philharmonic has delighted audiences with paradigm-shifting performances for over a century-and-a-half. Now under the baton of Dutch violinist and conductor Jaap van Zweden, the Philharmonic continues its tradition of elite musical stewardship by regularly debuting works of living composers while also continually redefining the standards by which long-established orchestral repertoire is judged. With the 2018/2019 season already well underway, winter and spring months promise a wealth of … Read More

January 09 2019

Five Millennia of Exquisite Art and Antiques at the 65th Annual Winter Show

As a new year dawns on the world’s most inspiring and dynamic city, the Lotte New York Palace is pleased to bring to your attention what is widely hailed as the premier annual antiques show in the nation. Now in its 65th year, the Winter Show (formerly the Winter Antiques Show) runs from January 18 – 27 at the historic Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. As the name change implies, calling this event an antiques show is … Read More

December 05 2018

The Nutcracker: A New York City Ballet Christmas Tradition

The year was 1892, and the St. Petersburg audience had packed into the theater on a frigid December evening to see Iolanta, a new opera by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Also on the program was the composer’s latest ballet, which, by all contemporary accounts, turned out to be mediocre at best. Today, The Nutcracker is universally recognized as one of the finest ballets of the 19th century and a tradition virtually synonymous with Christmas. Now through December 30, you have the … Read More