Highly Selective Listings
A thoughtful, discerning, and carefully compiled list of the most notable, promising and unique musical events for the month of February in New York City.
Walking into the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music feels a little like walking into a time capsule. Christmas lights and a red velvet curtain frame the stage. A barman sells cheap beer from behind an old-fashioned cash register.
Gabriel Kahanes song cycle/musical theater/pop concert hybrid The Ambassador premiered locally in December at BAM.
The first pages of the Library of Americas new collection make it clear that when Virgil Thomson was named head music critic of the New York Herald Tribune in the fall of 1940, he came in spoiling for a fight.
You might say that Ive taken a personal interest in Vito Ricci. Why? Is it because hes a friend? Collaborator? Mensch? Original? Consummate artist? Writer? Vietnam vet? Wonderful musician/composer? Well-kept secret deserving of wider recognition? If you guessed all of the above, youd be correct.