Clash of the Titans

James Levine and His Met Orchestra Take Down the Stars

Carnegie Hall continues last year's mini-festival of music by two avant-garde friends, John Cage and Morton Feldman, no longer with us, and by composers they influenced. Feldman's huge but quietly serene Rothko Chapel, sung by George Steel's Vox Ensemble, highlights the St. Paul's concert. On the final program Joan La Barbara sings Feldman's Three Voices for soprano and tape.

April 26
Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, 247-7800

Levineland: He steals the spotlight.
photo: Koichi Miura
Levineland: He steals the spotlight.

This baritone is unsurpassed today for vocal quality, stylistic know-how (from German baroque to American pop), and emotional precision. He sings two Bach cantatas with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Kahane. The non-vocal part of the evening offers Haydn and Ginastera.

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