Stan Chow Illustrates for The New Yorker
Stan Chow illustrates a music opinion piece in The New Yorker on the Metropolitan Orchestra omnipresent conductor James Levine's career. The full page illustration pictures Levine from behind the conductor's podium and from overhead we see Levine's bed of grey messy curls and the first page of Wagner's "Lorengrim."
Levine has been a fixture of the Met for almost four decades, but due to a variety of health complications his last public appearance was in May 2011. Now after a two-year absence, Levine returns to the podium for a program including works by Wagner, Beethoven, and Schubert. Though his performance was near flawless, the question remains as to whether or not Levin will resume his duties as music director of the Met, and that question is the subject of The New Yorker opinion piece. You can read the article by Alex Ross here.