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December 15   -  

The Miraculous Rose with The Boston Cecilia

Amy Lieberman (file photo) The Boston Cecilia continued their year-long examination of music director candidates last night with conductor Amy Lieberman in Christmas music organized around “Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen.” The ...

December 13   -  

Good Will and Scrumptious Harmony

The lavishly restored Church of St. Cecilia in the Back Bay played host to a sensuous and dramatic staging of Christmas music on Tuesday night by Boston’s own Copley Singers, under their founder-director Brian Jones. The opulence of the ...

December 12   -  

Jackiw and Vonsattel Shine at RLS

Gilles Vonsattel and Stefan Jackiw backstage last Summer (BMInt Staff photo) Violinist Stefan Jackiw (RL ’03) and pianist Gilles Vonsattel (RL ’99) returned to their alma mater for an electric evening of music making at the Roxbury Latin ...

December 11   -  

Eminent Pianist and Scholar Charles Rosen Has Died

It’s a shock to realize that Charles Rosen has passed from our musical scene. At 85, he had still been active on keyboards, both piano and typewriter, and still been making regular appearances in New York Review of Books, where he wrote with ...

December 11   -  

Chamber Music Ardor in Ashmont

At this time of year one inures oneself to the onslaught of holiday concerts—rather too much of a good thing. What a relief, then, to know that there is still much high-quality music-making of other types going on. This measure of relief befell ...

December 10   -  

BU Wind Ensemble Crossing Parallels

The Boston University Wind Ensemble, directed by David Martins, gave an energetic concert of recent works which revisited musical textures of the past, featuring the stunning Crossing Parallels by Kathryn Salfelder. On December 6th at the Tsai ...

December 10   -  

Perennial Freshness at the Gardner

On Sunday afternoon the Gardner Museum’s resident chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, offered a fresh presentation of innovative pieces: two sets of folkloric pieces scored for chamber orchestra, a marvelous Vivaldi concerto for four violins, a pair ...

December 10   -  

Juventas Framed by Quirky Space

On Saturday night, the Juventas New Music Ensemble, now in its seventh year, brought to The Museum of Modern Renaissance in Somerville a program of five works by five composers, all of whom were under 36. It seems almost fitting that an evening filled ...

December 9   -  

Light and Darkness at NEC

Marti Kovel thanks players and audience (Teni Patterson photo) Finding Pierce Hall was easy, after all. I had never been there before. It turned out be just a half a block away from New England Conservatory’s main building. A long line had ...

September 4   -  

Richard Wagner’s “Erotic Impulse”

As the Boston concert season gets underway, BMInt will be pointing its readers to some of the less-well-publicized events that are worthy of notice. A very interesting lecture/recital, “Wagner, Munich and the Erotic Impulse” will take ...
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