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Musical - Assassins (Studio 54,

Musical - Assassins (Studio 54, New York,
2pm) Assassins is definitely not the most accessible of Sondheim's
musicals. Yet, in this excellent production, it comes across as a classic. The
quality of the acting is simply awesome.

Concert - Philadelphia Orchestra (Carnegie

Concert - Philadelphia Orchestra (Carnegie
Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium, New York, 8pm) After a very impressive rendition
of Shostakovitch's second Violon Concerto played with Gidon Kremer, the
orchestra, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, gave a compelling and virtuoso
performance of Mahler's first Symphony. For once, the standing ovation was more
than deserved.