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Sunday, March 26, 2023

MasterVoices Presents a Concert of Jewish Sacred Music at Central Synagogue by Edward Kliszus

Tonight's O How Good was a celebration of the life of MasterVoices board member Lois Conway and the years of philanthropy and insightful leadership characterizing her service. The venue chos…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The Conductor at the Theater for the New City by Edward Kliszus

The Conductor celebrated emotionally charged discourse governed by mutual respect, intellectual rigor, and passionate argument without the hostility, recriminations, and violence sometimes s…

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Light of Paradise at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine by Edward Kliszus

Maestro Kent Tritle opened this "Light of Paradise" program with the strings of his world-class orchestra performing George Walker's Lyric for Strings (1946). This work set the tone for the …

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

Washington Square at the Axis Theatre by Edward Kliszus

The cast, setting, dramatization, and well-crafted script evoked yearning, hope, sadness, heartache, and disillusionment. Sharp's adaptation explored family, love, and social status themes a…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Cold Feet, A Comedy Extravaganza by Edward Kliszus

From the onset, Cold Feet was saucy with an eccentric style of humor, bizarre characters like Shelly the orangutan with her goofy grunts and screams, and off-the-wall skits. Laughs were guar…

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Han! by Theatre No Theatre at La MaMa by Edward Kliszus

The well-crafted descriptive language in Han! was fundamental to creating vivid and evocative imagery that transported viewers to other times, places, and states of mind. Through rich sensor…

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Kissing the Floor at Theater Row by Edward Kliszus

Kissing the Floor was a well-conceived, powerful dramatization akin to the legendary "sins of the father," ably expressing the overpowering tragedies of Antigone brought to life in the demis…

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

Candice Lee at Arlene’s Grocery by Edward Kliszus

An icon of her generation, Candice Lee is a singer of heartfelt, caring distinction. On stage, she is confident, energetic, and versatile, with a unique blend of musical influences and origi…

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany by Edward Kliszus

This deeply personal family story is an important, unique, and vital account of survival and hopes seen through the eyes of a child ably characterized by gifted actor and raconteur Ingrid Ga…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Who Murdered Love? by Edward Kliszus

Who Murdered Love was a musical comedy extraordinaire At the Theater for the New City. The scene for fun was set as DaDa Love (Elyp Johnson), and the cast sang Mad for Love. This setting pro…

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Seth Rudetsky Presents DREAMGIRLS in Concert at Café Carlyle by Edward Kliszus

Seth Rudesky hosted an event at Café Carlyle that, in the annals of theater, shall remain a night of incredible music, cherished remembrances, personal anecdotes, and Broadway history told …

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Village! A Disco Daydream at Dixon Place by Edward Kliszus

Tonight’s Disco Daydream was an immersive fun-fete celebrating the universal quest for elusive love and where it might be found. The cast touched hearts and drew inspiration from an empath…

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A Broadway Valentine’s Day at 54 Below by Edward Kliszus

Broadway Valentine’s Day at 54 Below was an evening of love, song, romance, nostalgia, fine dining, unique beverages, and thematic desserts. The messages of love portrayed were universal, …

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Monday, February 13, 2023

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Presents Between Sea and Sky: Debussy’s Painters and Poets by Edward Kliszus

Experiencing the ineffable, expressive unfolding of the music while seated among the musicians was, without exaggeration, an exalted, rapturous, and elegiac pluradimensional experience. The …

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Friday, February 10, 2023

Shedding Load at 59E59 by Edward Kliszus

Shedding Load represented an exciting portent of American theater. It garnered an intense attraction to those who understand and appreciate the vitality and expressive power of dramatic arts…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 by Edward Kliszus

With this performance, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony has fervidly conquered Mahler's Symphony No. 5, bringing its ineffable, sumptuous beauty and afflatus to life. When listening, one is …

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

AUDIENCE by Václav Havel by Edward Kliszus

AUDIENCE was presented with fine acting, powerful multi-dimensional visuals, cultural significance, context and import, rich vigilance, and irony.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tony Kadleck Big Band at Birdland by Edward Kliszus

Swinging big band music was hot in Manhattan this week! From the moment the Tony Kadleck Big Band began their set at the Birdland Jazz Club, we tapped our toes and jumped to a tasteful, tigh…

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Organ and Orchestra by the American Symphony Orchestra by Edward Kliszus

The program opened with Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 in C minor “Organ” (1886). When the organ spoke at the first poco adagio along with lush strings and harmonies, the amalgam…

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Field of Mars at NYU Skirball by Edward Kliszus

Existentialism seemed to dominate undertones dealing with the passage of time, mechanically repeating the practices of our predecessors, and our insignificance in the vastness of the univers…

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Conrad Herwig and The Latin Side All-Stars at The Django by Edward Kliszus

Trombonist/composer Conrad Herwig and the Latin side all-stars ascended the stage to deliver their first musical offering. Splendid charts, extended improvisation, artistic interaction, virt…

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Monday, January 16, 2023

Bigmouth Strikes Again: The Smith’s Show by Edward Kliszus

Brine honored the music of The Smiths through an auto-biographical perspective revealing universal human needs like love, friendship, and realized ambitions. We discovered Brine’s Bible Be…

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Thunderbird American Indian Dancers’ Pow-Wow and Dance Concert by Edward Kliszus

Raconteur and narrator Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago) guided us through the majestic proclamations of dances, storytelling, and music representing the magnificence and provenance of these ric…

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

Darkness After Night: Ukraine by Edward Kliszus

This is a sad tale of the tragic nature of Russia’s brutal conflagration with Ukraine, as explicated by actor, writer, and director Stephan Morrow in a complex “kaleidoscope” of ideas …

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Friday, December 23, 2022

Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall by Edward Kliszus

Maestro Kent Tritle and Musica Sacra delivered an elegant, nonpareil performance expressing the radiant afflatus of Handel’s artistic and spiritual masterpiece Messiah. The exquisite sound…

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

The Orchestra Now at Symphony Space by Edward Kliszus

This notable variety of musical works is apposite for The Orchestra Now, an ensemble of young professionals assembling to hone their skills for careers in music around the world. This evenin…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Orchestra Now presents Sight and Sound by Edward Kliszus

Today was a splendid example of the expressive power of visual and auditory art articulated with a fine orchestra, magnificent art exhibit, and stimulating repartee.

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Kathryn Farmer at Swing 46 by Edward Kliszus

If the 17-piece Kevin Blanq big band and Kathryn Farmer were not enough to get you in the mood for smooth swinging and dancing, the urbane, bespoke, and suave dancer extraordinaire Manuel Ro…

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A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx by Edward Kliszus

A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx is a heartfelt, sentimental look at old-world family dynamics that many of us saw weaken after the shifts from cities to suburbs accelerated in the late 60…

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts by Edward Kliszus

For the first time in 35 years, Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts returned to the stage. Envisioned initially by Ellington as a “Festival of Grace,” provenance for Sacred Concerts is in…

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Wendy Moten at Birdland by Edward Kliszus

Wendy Moten ascended to the Birdland stage with a smile and charm that lit up the room. From her first words and the comfortable swing tempo of her first song, All of Me, Moten emerged as a …

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