Best Classical Concerts for Marxists - 2002
PEOPLE'S SYMPHONY CONCERTS
Following a different manifesto than most of the city's other classical music establishments, PEOPLE'S SYMPHONY CONCERTS gratify the masses at a price nearly everyone can afford: $23 for a whole six-concert series or $7.50 per single ticket. The performances, held at Gramercy Park's Washington Irving High School, have a distinguished 102-year history and the artists are anything but bourgeois. This season, they include the Guarneri, Juilliard, and Mendelssohn String Quartets; the Beaux Arts Trio; acclaimed new music group Continuum; and 20-year-old piano prodigy Lang Lang.