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February 18   -  

French Baroque Comes to Brookline

“The whole gang” (file photo) Boston is an early music town, yet offers us far too little chance to savor the rich repertory of 18th-century French chamber music. Those brave enough to venture out in defiance of the dire storm warnings ...

February 18   -  

Roseate Ensemble: Violas Consort with BMOP

In another masterstroke of imaginative programming for which it is renowned, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, under Music Director Gil Rose, offered a day-late billet-doux to the sultriest member of the string family at Jordan Hall on February 15th. ...

February 16   -  

Love’s All Around for La Donna

La Donna Musicale (Javier Parra photo) Period instrument ensemble La Donna Musicale and its director Laury Gutierrez have brought many female composers from out of the shadows and onto the stage. Their “All-Around Love” concert on ...

February 15   -  

Date Night at Symphony Hall

Christoph von Dohnányi and Radu Lupu (Stu Rosner photo) The BSO’s thematic idea of a Valentine’s Day program featured Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, “Romantic.” Christoph von Dohnányi brought out wonderful sounds ...

February 15   -  

Celebrity Karadaglić at Longy

Miloš Karadaglić in file photo At thirty, guitarist Miloš Karadaglić has joined the superstar one-names—Madonna, Cher, and Midori—and is now simply Miloš. Handsome, fit, and photogenic, his first CD, The ...

February 14   -  

Be Prepared for YPO

Hannah Eunsun Byun in Ravel Concerto (Andrew Hurlbut/NEC photo) The Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (of the New England Conservatory Preparatory department) Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) is the showcase assemblage of the New England ...

February 14   -  

From Afghanistan with a Tabla: Bolero

Watching the conductor (Anthony Hurlbut/NEC photo) If Ravel had known about Afghan instruments such as the rubab, the sarod, the tanbur, or the tabla, the great orchestrator surely would have included them into his Bolero. The Afghan Youth Orchestra ...

December 18   -  

Super Structure Sculpting by BCMS

Performative might prevailed in “Beginnings and Endings” put on by the Boston Chamber Music Society yesterday at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium. Clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois’s spiraling vision of Olivier Messiaen’s ...

December 17   -  

Hispanic Christmas with Boston Camerata

Two members of Les Fleurs des Caraïbes, and Camerata singer/instrumentalist Salomé Sandoval. (Joel Cohen photo) Spanning centuries and traditions, The Boston Camerata with Les Fleurs des Caraïbes offered a celebration of ...

December 16   -  

Bach’s Christmas Cycle Masterfully Done

John Finney led the period instrument orchestra and chorus of the Handel and Haydn Society in a stellar performance of three cantatas from the Bach Christmas Oratorio on Thursday evening, December 13th, at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory. The ...
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