Category: Artist Snapshot

April 03 2019

Cinematic History in the Making at the Tribeca Film Festival

Since perfecting the studio system of motion picture production in the early 20th-century, Hollywood has dominated the international film scene. Even today, if you want to immerse yourself in the world of blockbuster productions, L.A. is the place to be. If you’re interested in experiencing the full scope of what cinema can do, however—from indie films by emerging talent to experimental art-house production to documentaries, foreign film, and more—New York delivers the most cutting-edge work expanding the boundaries of what … Read More

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