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January 21   -  

Kati Agócs Featured in Hub New Music Debut

Kati Agócs (Samantha West photo) At its debut concert at Jordan Hall Next Sunday, Hub New Music, an organization founded by NEC graduate Michael Avitabile, will play music of Kati Agócs, member of the NEC composition faculty. Hub is also in ...

January 20   -  

Gotta Get Down on Friday: iPads at Symphony?

“Classical music is dying! ” “Noooo it isn’t and how dare you .” “Young people are philistines! ” “LOLZ! ” “Get off my lawn! ” OMG. A surfeit of thinkpieces on the late, lamented ...

January 19   -  

Rose B-Mops Up With Bachian Inspirations

Whether he plans for an orchestra of 100 for Korngold or 20 for Bach, Gil Rose can be counted upon to lead Boston’s best players in fresh directions. His Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) continues its 20th-anniversary season with six ...

January 18   -  

BOC’s Black [Box] Magic

Emily Michiko Jensen and Salvatore Atti (Dan Busler photo) The bright young things at Boston Opera Collaborative conjured up another thought-provoking entertainment Friday evening at the Plaza Black Box Theater at Boston Center for the Arts. With ...

January 18   -  

Khristenko’s Russian Touch

Stanislav Khristenko (file photo) Ukrainian pianist Stanislav Khristenko performed Russian and American composers for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Young Artist Program on Sunday. Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky were right up his sleeve, ...

January 17   -  

No Barrier from this Clausura

Capella Clausura filled Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church with chant and chant-inspired music. Amelia LeClair’s ensemble dedicated to the work of women composers offered music from both genders Saturday, but many more by women than one usually ...

January 17   -  

Duetting Lutes Delight

Barolomo Veneto’s female lute player (Gardner Museum) It was surprising to discover how clearly I could hear the lute duo of Paul O’Dette and Ronn McFarlane from the back of the the large, resonant First Church Cambridge at the end of ...

January 17   -  

Mourning French Play Boston

Alexandre Tharaud The Orchestre National de France’s performance with music director Daniele Gatti and piano soloist Alexandre Tharaud on Sunday January 24th at 3pm at Symphony Hall marks its seventh appearance with the Celebrity Series and ...

January 17   -  

Too Smooth Licorice Grooves

Clarinetist David Shifrin’s tone is liquid, ravishing, polished free of every edge. His staccato has no dangerous sharpness, each note standing separate and smooth like water beading on a waxed car. He appeared at Jordan Hall Friday night in the ...

January 16   -  

Longy Rings With Modernists

Donald Berman (file photo) Donald Berman’s faculty debut recital at Pickman Hall of the Longy School of Music of Bard College on Friday night constituted a manifold and eclectic tribute to modern composers. The one who was present, Scott ...
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