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March 10   -  

The BSO and Those Empty Seats

A recent review of the BSO featuring Charles Dutoit and Julia Fischer [here ] engendered a number of pointed reader comments about empty seats and BSO policies. Suspecting that the comments might be not fully informed, BMInt staff directed them to ...

March 10   -  

Brilliance From Two Chameleons

Rafael Popper-Keizer (file photo) Now in its 17th season, Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston has just introduced cabaret-type concerts, called “Up Close.” The first, last Sunday afternoon at the Goethe-Institut Boston, one of their usual ...

March 9   -  

Historical Works of the Future & Some of the Past

Bassoonists Adrian Morejon and Peter Kolkay (Radius photo) Both the lightness of experience and the burden of history figured in Saturday’s Radius Ensemble appearance at Longy-Bard’s Pickman Hall. Two bona-fide historical works bookended ...

March 8   -  

Terezin Composer Interpreted at Tufts

Jeanne Golan (Christian Steiner photo) Viktor Ullmann (1898-1944), Czech composer of Jewish ancestry, perhaps mostly known today for his status with the circle of composers and performers in the Terezin show concentration camp (the “Paradise ...

March 8   -  

H+H Elijah Gets Me Hence

Christopher Hogwood (1941-2014) Before last evening’s Handel and Haydn Society’s concert I was skeptical; Elijah held no significance with me—I didn’t like it, quite frankly. When I studied the piece I could not fathom the ...

March 8   -  

A Three-Part Project From BMOP

Paul Moravec (file photo) The major work for Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s project on Thursday at Jordan Hall was Paul Moravec’s Blizzard Voices. I’ll spare you any musings on the resonance of that title with our own ...

March 7   -  

Taking the Organ Down From Its Loft

From Wednesday’s masterclass (Jake Belcher photo) Cameron Carpenter’s Boston-area debut at the helm of his new International Touring Organ came Thursday to Sanders Theater in a Celebrity Series of Boston/Boston Chapter of the American ...

March 7   -  

Пиковая дама aka Piqued Lady

Lowell House Opera has been mounting opera at Harvard since 1938, giving it pride of place as New England’s oldest such company. This spring a combination of professional, student, and community artists will fully stage Tchaikovsky’s ...

March 7   -  

Roger, the King at BSO

The Boston Symphony’s feature on Thursday night was a rare treat, as unusual an item as could be found on any major symphony orchestra program anywhere—a concert performance of Karol Symanowski’s opera King Roger, Op. 46, in three ...

March 6   -  

Organists Sit-In at Sanders

On how to play Mendelssohn (Jake Belcher photo) Three BMInt staffers share their reactions to a visiting phenom, beginning with Mark Kroll. “Uh-oh,” was my reaction upon entering the normally staid Sanders Theater for organist Cameron ...
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