Mahler’s Third Symphony Takes the Roof off the New York Philharmonic

Under the baton of the venerable Bernard Haitink (Source: nytimes.com)¬†and in front of a full house containing–wonder of wonders–lots of younger folk, the New York Philharmonic made the hall shake. I have come to think of Avery Fisher Hall as a rather pretty place, with–after however many attempts to improve them– inadequate acoustics. Sitting in…

Nosebleed Seats at Carnegie Hall and Mahler

No, you don’t have to sit in these seats to hear Mahler but for $21, we thought we’d go for it.And it proved to be the hottest ticket in town–many many people begged us for a ticket, but we just strode through the mass of hungry music-lovers into the crowded hall. The pluses of these…