Congratulations are in order for Zach Carstensen, freelance writer and TGN man about town, because he received an NEA fellowship to the NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera. Is that a long-winded title or what! Anyway, this is a terrific program that promotes journalism in the arts, and ZC is doing a great job. He will be in the Big Apple from October 17 through the 27th.
Highlights of this year’s Institute performance program include:
• Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 and Symphony No. 9 at Lincoln
Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
• Renee Fleming performs in Der Rosenkavalier at the Metropolitan Opera.
• Murray Perahia solo piano recital at Carnegie Hall
• West Side Story on Broadway
• Clarinetist David Krakauer chamber music recital at Alice Tully Hall
• Wu Man, Pipa virtuoso, at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall