Music: Whats the Buzz from The New York Times


Here is the latest Music News from The New York Times.

Review: Renée Fleming Teams With the Met Opera Orchestra in Tender Strauss Songs
The soprano, who is gradually phasing out her opera career, brought a wistful warmth to her concert performance with the ensemble at Carnegie Hall.

Review: Joseph Keckler Shares Operatic Overtones and Tales at Pangea
Mr. Keckler delivered arias, bird calls and more in a performance that could be called alt-cabaret.

Review: Hey, Hey, the Monkees are Busy Singing Again!
“Good Times!,” featuring songs written by leaders of Fountains of Wayne, Death Cab for Cutie and Oasis, arrives as the band approaches its 50th anniversary.

Review: Bonnie Bishop Returns With ‘Ain’t Who I Was’
Ms. Bishop’s latest album is full of wrenching renewal wrapped in Nashville packaging.

Popcast: Arthur Russell
New York Times music critics discuss Mr. Russell’s wide-angle, slow-release significance.

A Changing of the Guard for Performance Space 122
Vallejo Gantner, the artistic director of PS122 who will step down when a replacement is found, said, “You want to leave when the going’s good.”

Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony Are Songbirds With Clipped Wings on New Albums
On Ariana Grande’s new album, “Dangerous Woman,” and Fifth Harmony’s latest, “7/27,” the singers’ strong voices are stifled — a sign that pop, as ever, is struggling to identify its center.

James Levine Ends a Climactic Season With the Met Orchestra
Mr. Levine, who is stepping back from his longtime role as music director, led a poignant program of excerpts from Wagner’s “Ring” featuring a protégée, Christine Goerke.

The Playlist: Jay Z Sips Lemonade and Adele Divides and Conquers
Hear the tracks that caught our pop critics’ attention, from Kesha’s Bob Dylan covers to Flume’s new song with Beck.

Inside the Trove of the Genre-Buster Arthur Russell
The composer’s archives, to be donated to the New York Public Library for the performing Arts, give a sense of the many music scenes he influenced.

Review: Julian Wachner Celebrates Ginastera’s Centennial
The finale concert concluding Trinity’s spring music season brought together diverse ensembles, including various choirs and a Norwegian string ensemble.

Inspired Adventures in Modern Music
The percussion group Talujon plays Roulette in Brooklyn, while the ensemble counter)induction arrives at the Tenri Cultural Institute.

Review: ‘City Lights’ and ‘ Fantasia’ at the New York Philharmonic
The Philharmonic screened ‘City Lights,’ with music conducted by Timothy Brock, and presented ‘Fantasia: Live in Concert,’ led by Joshua Gersen.

A Jazz Drummer Honoring His Wife With Help From Friends
Matt Wilson’s wife died two years ago, and a new album and a coming show at the Jazz Standard will serve as a kind of memorial to her.

Pop & Rock Listings for May 27-June 2

Review: Yale Composers Showcase Their Works at New Music New Haven
Yale faculty (and one student) performed a two-hour lineup that included a trio’s stirring performance, colorful a cappella and a flute duo.

Jazz Listings for May 27-June 2

Classical Music Listings for May 27-June 2

Seiji Ozawa Cancels Tanglewood Appearances
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, in a statement, cited Mr. Ozawa’s “lack of physical strength”; Mr. Ozawa said he is “very, very sad” to be canceling.

One Fatally Shot and Three Wounded at T.I. Concert at Irving Plaza
A 33-year-old man died, and two other men and a woman were wounded at the Manhattan club as panicked concertgoers streamed for the exits.

A Literary Couple Grapple With Bach and His God
Lauren Belfer and Michael Marissen have each just published books that address Bach’s sacred texts and his attitude toward Judaism.

Review: With ‘Kidsticks,’ Beth Orton Sort of Returns to Dance Beats
The new album’s lyrics imply memory and introversion, solitude and long-distance love, and the music is far from all electronics.

Review: JACK Quartet and Jennifer Koh in the NY Phil Biennial
The JACK kicks off the three-week exploration of contemporary music with intense new works. Ms. Koh follows with a sampler of short violin pieces.

Critic’s Notebook: What Would Miles Davis Do? Robert Glasper Has an Idea
Mr. Glasper, a pianist, and a slew of guests on his new album, “Everything’s Beautiful,” pay tribute to Davis with remixes from his archive.

For Daphne Guinness, the World Is a Stage. So She Picked Up a Mike.
With the release of her first album this week, she is adding chanteuse to her socialite-shopper-muse résumé.

How a Former Parks & Rec Employee Found His Gospel Voice
Before finding music magic in North Carolina, Max Jury worked with truck drivers and recorded at Jimi Hendrix’s old studio.

Canada Reels at Cancer Diagnosis for the Tragically Hip’s Lead Singer
Doctors have cleared the singer, Gord Downie, to tour this summer.

Michael Jackson and Jimi Hendrix to Be Honored by Apollo Theater
The Apollo’s coming season will include music, dance and weekly Amateur Nights.

New York City Opera to Join Forces With Harold Prince Next Season
The company is planning its first full season since emerging from bankruptcy and coming under new management.

Front Row Center: Amit Peled, Cellist, Walks in the Footsteps of Pablo Casals
Amit Peled inherited the cello of the Catalan cellist Pablo Casals. This summer he plans to replicate a road trip across America that Casals made.

BAM Next Wave Festival to Include Isabelle Huppert and Mikhail Baryshnikov
The festival, which runs Sept. 7 through Dec. 18, features work by Donnacha Dennehy, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Kyle Abraham.

Review: Matthew Morrison, in Concert, Goes Beyond Genres
Mr. Morrison was bold, tender and hard driving as he sang show tunes and other standards at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Review: Despite Battling a Cold, Andreas Scholl Delivers a Dynamic Performance
The German countertenor, accompanied by Tamar Halperin on harpsichord, performed songs from 17th-century Britain with his usual eloquence.

Review: ‘Hadestown’ Reanimates a Well-Known Myth
The classic story of Orpheus and Eurydice has been told for centuries, and now it has become a folk opera by the gifted songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.

Moogfest’s Music, and Its People and Quirks
Concerts, merchandise and installations were among the attractions at the festival in Durham, N.C.

Review: A Side of Richard Rodgers Not Often Seen
“I Have Confidence: Rodgers After Hammerstein,” at the 92nd Street Y, introduced Rodgers’s more obscure songs, written during the last third of his career.

Review: Meredith Monk, Still a Peerless Mixture of Otherworldly and Human
Ms. Monk’s concert at National Sawdust, where she performed with Theo Bleckmann and Katie Geissinger, spanned more than three decades of primal work.

The Dirtiest Parts of ‘Naked Lunch,’ for Your Record Collection
“Let Me Hang You” combines words by William S. Burroughs with music by King Khan and more laughs than most people expected.

Critic’s Notebook: At Moogfest, a Demonstration of What Man and Machine Can Accomplish
This festival featured a resurgence of analog methods after an era of all-too-neat digital sounds.

Drake’s ‘Views’ Passes the Half-Billion Mark in Streams
Another streaming exclusive, Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book,” enters the Billboard 200 at No. 8.

On the Runway: At Billboard Awards, a Red Carpet That’s More Vegas Strip Than Runway
If the Oscars red carpet features celebrities as pawns in a high-fashion game, the event revealed rock stars dressed — well, seemingly by themselves.

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