My interview with New York City Opera‘s Artistic Director George Steel is up at Classical TV, give it a look.  I cannot overstate how great it is to have City Opera back and Steel in charge.  It’s a company that places the most emphasis on the works, not on the stars and gala trappings of opera productions.  The singing and playing are top notch, the theater is in great shape and there are plenty of affordable tickets (although it seems A Quiet Place is sold out), and the crowds are the most socially diverse that I see at any musical events.


I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.