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Posts by Peter Webster

On Point with the American Ballet Theatre's Liam Scarlett
Boyish British choreographer Liam Scarlett created Asphodel Meadows, his first major work—and sensational hit—for London’s Royal Ballet in 2010. Now the 2... Read More
Fab Four: The Danish String Quartet
With their shaggy corn-silk hair and seafarer beards, the strapping members of the Danish String Quartet could be mistaken for 21st-century Vikings. But u... Read More
Best Concerts of Fall 2014
New York City The Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Simon Rattle perform at Carnegie Hall (Oct. 1–6;) before participating in director Peter Sellars’s vis... Read More
Francesca Zambello on the Glimmerglass Festival
  The annual Glimmerglass Festivalon Otsego Lake, near Cooperstown, New York, has long mounted a vibrant four-opera summer season. But under Frances... Read More
Painting from Donna Tartt's "Goldfinch" Returns to the Hague
Fresh from touring exhibitions in Japan, the United States, and Italy—and a starring role in Donna Tartt’s best-selling novel—Carel Fabritius’s Goldfinch ... Read More
Glyndebourne Festival Celebrates its 80th Anniversary
Back in the 1930’s, John Christie—a wealthy English music lover—married a Canadian soprano, built a small theater in the gardens of his 16th-century count... Read More
Hot Tickets: Fall 2013 Museum News
Thanks to dramatic transformations, these five world-class museums are casting a whole new light on their collections. Amsterdam: After a 10-year renovat... Read More
Nico Mulhy's Fall 2013 Music Tip Sheet
The hot ticket at New York’s Metropolitan Opera is Two Boys (Oct. 21–Nov. 14), in which Internet duplicity leads to murder. The anticipation is no surpris... Read More
Four Standouts on the Fall 2012 Arts Calendar
With so many options on this season’s arts calendar, how’s a traveler to choose? Here are four standouts. Opera: Milan’s fabled Teatro alla Scala devotes... Read More
Au Vieux Panier’s Graffiti-Decorated Guestroom
The best hotel art programs think outside the frame. In France, a bipolar case in point. The six rooms at Au Vieux Panier, in Marseilles’ oldest quarter,... Read More
Opera Now: What to See This Season
Last June, American contemporary-classical composer Nico Muhly, who is barely 30, electrified London audiences with the world premiere of his genre-bustin... Read More
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Opens New Galleries for Islamic Art
The opening of a 15-gallery suite that houses the peerless collection of Islamic art at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (opens Nov. 1) could not com... Read More
Montenegro’s Guitar Hero Makes His Carnegie Hall Debut
No doubt Montenegro’s 28-year-old Miloš Karadaglić could get by on his dreamboat looks alone. They’re matched by a virtuoso guitar technique and deep musi... Read More
What’s in Style: Museum Exhibitions That Focus on Fashion
Chicago: Charles James (1906–1978) was a true couturier, revered for his mastery of cut and structure. “Charles James: Genius Deconstructed,” an exhibitio... Read More
From the Beatles to Ballet: McCartney Debuts New York Show
When New York City Ballet’s ballet master in chief Peter Martins told his 14-year old daughter he was choreographing a new ballet with a scenario and orches... Read More
Kansas City, Missouri, News: A Brand-New Cultural Center
As of this month, you’ll need to add one more item to your list of things to do in Kansas City with the inauguration of the $326 million Kauffman Center f... Read More
Top New Spring-Summer Art Exhibits
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” (May 4–July 31) pays homage to the late British fashion designer by displayi... Read More