February 03 2020

Great American Firsts: The New York Philharmonic

One of the cultural capitals of the world, New York City is responsible for a great many American firsts. One of those firsts is the New York Philharmonic, the oldest of the “Big Five” orchestras in North America, which has now been delighting audiences for 178 years. Other firsts the Philharmonic has given us include the American premiere of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in 1846, the world premiere of Dvořák’s New World Symphony in 1893, the world premiere of Gershwin’s An … Read More

January 08 2020

The 66th Annual Winter Show, America’s Leading Art and Antiques Event

At the Lotte New York Palace, we believe strongly that the ideals of beauty, elegance, and inspiration can be fully realized only when one takes a culturally and historically expansive view of the world. From January 24 through February 2, thousands of art and antiques enthusiasts will come together to do exactly that at the 66th annual Winter Show, the nation’s leading antiques event, at the Park Avenue Amory on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Seventy-two of the world’s finest vendors … Read More

December 02 2019

The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center

When Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker debuted on a chilly December evening in 1892 at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg, critical and popular reception was, to put it kindly, tepid. The much shorter suite, however, comprising around 20 minutes of the total score, proved more popular and kept The Nutcracker from fading into oblivion in subsequent years. Then, over half a century later, in 1944, something remarkable happened. The San Francisco Ballet staged the full ballet for … Read More