Category: A New York Legend is Reborn

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

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

November 06 2018

The Sacred Grandeur of St. Patrick’s Cathedral

As a guest of the Lotte New York Palace, not only will you enjoy the Old World opulence of the hotel itself, you’ll also be treated to the many vibrant and venerable cultural attractions that make Midtown Manhattan one of the world’s most iconic locations. Mere steps from the Lotte, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest Neo-Gothic-style house of worship on the continent, spans an entire city block, with its main entrance on 5th Avenue flanked by a pair of imposing … Read More