WQXR's Expert Guide features Victoria Bond

WQXR's Expert Guide features Victoria Bond

Here's Your Expert Guide to Classical Concerts, 2017 Fall Season

Sep 11, 2017 · by Merrin Lazyan

Excitement is building in New York City as major concert halls and music venues prepare to launch their fall seasons. There's a seemingly limitless array of concerts and operas to keep music lovers busy all season long, studded with newly appointed music directors and all of the star power that you would expect of one of the world's top cultural centers. But what are the stars themselves adding to their own calendars of must-see concerts?

We asked leading musicians, music writers, and music lovers for their top picks for the upcoming fall season, and here's what they recommend.

Victoria's pick: Renée Fleming and Inon Barnatan at Carnegie Hall, Oct. 23, 2017

“My pick is the concert with Renée Fleming and pianist Inon Barnatan performing the world premiere of a Carnegie Hall-commissioned work by Caroline Shaw. The rest of the program is also a winner with a set of Brahms songs and an aria from André Previn's opera A Streetcar Named Desire. Not only am I eager to hear the Shaw work sung by one of the greatest sopranos of our time, but André Previn was my first boss when I was Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony. I have been a fan of his work as both composer and conductor ever since then and look forward to hearing his music again.”