Friday, May 28, 2010

Death takes a holiday weekend

Three performances of György Ligeti's 1978-vintage avant-garde extravaganza "Le Grand Macabre," the grand finale of Alan Gilbert's first season as music director of the New York Philharmonic, sell out on Memorial Day weekend.

Might this have anything to do with the box-office rush? . . .

Anthony Tommasini reviews the production in The New York Times:

Another review by The Washington Post's Anne Midgette: