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April 30   -  

Juventas in Motion

Puppetry by Faye Dupras BMInt has recognized the value of Juventas New Music Ensemble’s performances across many disciplines with more than a dozen rave reviews. The Intelligencer has also registered great pleasures in the accomplishments of ...

April 29   -  

Victims’ Perspectives on the Rake

Raimondi as the Don Boston Lyric Opera’s five-day run of Don Giovanni opens at the Schubert Theater on Friday in what General and Artistic director Esther Nelson describes as a new perspective, “Audiences see Don Giovanni from the point ...

April 28   -  

Verdi and the Holocaust

Writing on yesterday’s Symphony Hall presentation, “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín” in terms of music alone is inadequate, given the included narration, interviews, and video. Then there are the weighty human aspects of the ...

April 28   -  

Peskiness, Swooning with Thibaudet and BSCP

Jean Yves Thibaudet at BSO on Thursday (Dominick Reuter photo) Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joined the Boston Symphony Chamber Players at Jordan Hall for an all-French program on Sunday afternoon. After his raveworthy Ravel performance Thursday ...

April 28   -  

High Clarity in the Moment

Claremont Trio (file photo) The Claremont Trio’s current pianist being expectant and medically advised not to travel, the group’s strings asked the ensemble’s original pianist and co-founder to return for Sunday afternoon’s ...

April 27   -  

Yet Another BPYO Triumph

Deborah Humble (file photo) To learn and forget fear is a deeply ingrained near-compulsion in the German psyche from its earliest folklore. Siegfried’s discovery of fear in the eponymous opera may also perhaps be seen as emblematic of the ...

April 27   -  

Building Jerusalem with Live Stones

Seraphim Singers (file photo) The Seraphim Singers with Kol Arev, the chamber choir of Hebrew College, gave an uplifting, highly original and deeply moving “Jerusalem, Holy, Disputed, Lamented” on Sunday at First Church in Cambridge, ...

April 26   -  

Haydn’s Creation in Transcendental Boston

John Sullivan Dwight The Handel and Haydn Society will conclude the first full season of its ambitious Bicentennial celebration with Haydn’s The Creation at Symphony Hall on May 1 and 3. The program choice is fitting, for the very seal of the ...

April 26   -  

AGrippin’ Agrippina Impresses

Amanda Forsythe and Kevin Deas- (Kathy Wittman photo) Boston is bursting with opera productions this spring, more in a short span than I can remember in decades. This Friday’s (and Saturday’s) production was Handel’s Agrippina at ...

April 25   -  

Ma’s Silkroad Stretches Beyond

A certain joyful cellist at Tanglewood last summer (Hilary Scott photo) A musician of Yo Yo Ma’s international stature and accomplishment could easily maintain a brilliant career safely within the classical bailiwick, but the ever-youthful ...
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