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December 12   -  

Messiah Whizzed By With Technical Savvy

Recently I was reading a memoir of Jesuit education in which the author describes having been asked by his teacher to identify the most important event in history. He ventured a couple of events from classical and medieval history, but his questioner ...

December 12   -  

Shalin Liu Witnessed Dover’s Expressive Nuance

The sparkle of a crisp winter evening set the tone for the concert by the Dover Quartet (violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, and cellist Camden Shaw) on Friday evening at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in ...

December 8   -  

Kaler as Sui Generis Throwback

Ilya Kaler (file photo) To attend a recital by Ilya Kaler is to take a trip back in time to a golden age of violin playing about which older musicians nostalgically wax poetic and to which younger ones jealously compare their contemporary lots. The ...

December 6   -  

MIT G&S Players Properly Piratical

One of the treats of this holiday season that doesn’t demand involvement in Christmas cheer can come from revisiting those old friends, Messrs. William S. Gilbert and Arthur S. Sullivan, whose charming and witty œuvre never fails to amuse, ...

December 4   -  

Winsor’s Imaginative Trajectory

The sanctuary of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline well supports an intimate concert, and last night’s proved ideal: Bach and new music. It is always a pleasure to follow the imaginative trajectory of the Winsor Chamber Music ...

December 4   -  

Prismatic Collideoscope at Institute

The MIT Wind Ensemble’s “2nd Annual Prism Concert Spectacular,” promised a “unique amalgam of music, lights, film, technology, and spacial (sic) inventiveness,” a short film by Ronald Searle, and the world premiere of ...

December 3   -  

Stravinsky Streams

Stravinsky 1910 How often does one get a chance to hear a major new work by Stravinsky? I am at least elementarily familiar with every known work of his; I was present in 1959 for the world premiere of the Double Canon in memoriam Raoul Dufy; ten ...

December 2   -  

Matthew Aucoin Inaugurates Natick Hall

Matthew Aucoin The Center for the Arts in Natick (abbreviated TCAN, and pronounced TEE-can) debuted its new chamber music hall Thursday in the 1875 brick firehouse that had been converted into a place for music and theater. For many years, all ...

December 2   -  

New Music’s New Pundits

Those new music pundits constituting the Jack Quartet returned Wednesday with an exhibit of four contemporary works that made the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music Concert Hall vibrate, judder, and throb. All of this due to their ...

December 1   -  

Valedictory Schubert From Indispensable Pianist

David Deveau devotes his upcoming Kresge recital to the final two Schubert piano sonatas: the A Major (D.959) and in B-flat Major (D.960). Presented by Music and Theater Arts at MIT, the concert on Sunday at 4:00 is free and open to the public. ...
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