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CONTACT! The New York Philharmonic New Music Series at The Met

The fourth season of CONTACT!, the Philharmonic’s new-music series, launches with a program of works exclusively by New York–based composers. ...

John Hodgman: That Is All

December 21, 2012: the last day of the Mayan long count calendar. Many have prophesied that this day marks doom--will ...