Faculty, alum, and students make New York Times' "Best of 2017" lists

The New York Times' classical music critic, Anthony Tommasini, named the Lou Harrison Centennial Celebration concert at Trinity Wall Street--featuring Rutgers University Kirkpatrick Choir and Rutgers Percussion Ensemble--as one of the best classical music performances of the year. The "exhilarating concert...was a rallying cry for peace and tolerance," says Tommasini. Read more, or watch a video of the performance. 

Meanwhile, faculty member Pam Tanowitz and alumnus Nick Sciscione (at left) were each cited in the Times’ “The Best Dance of 2017.” Alistair Macauley describes Sciscione’s solo with Stephen Petronio Company as “a knockout.”

Lucas Hnath, one of last year’s playwrights-in-residence, not only was nominated for a Tony for his play A Doll’s House, Part 2, but now Ben Brantley calls it a “stunning comic drama” and a “landmark study” and names it among “The Best Theater of 2017.”

Photo of Nick Sciscione by Julie Lemberger.
Information accurate as of fall 2017.