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November 18   -  

Tanglewood 2017 Already?

The programs scheduled for this coming summer at Tanglewood are variously exciting, quirky, and delightful, depending on your taste and when you’re going to be there. There’s a rich assortment of operatic, orchestral, chamber, solo, ...

November 17   -  

Œdipus by Any Other Name. . .

Last night Boston Lyric Opera opened its Opera Annex run of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek at the Emerson Paramount Center. The two-act setting, based on Steven Berkoff’s play of the same title, recasts the story of the Theban prince, ...

November 16   -  

Jules Eskin, 1931-2016

“Possessed of a certain glamor”, reported Michael Steinberg in the Globe in 1964 of the BSO’s new 32-year-old principal cellist Jules Eskin, who died today in Brookline, of cancer at 85. Of his debut, some months later, in the ...
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November 16   -  

Organ Blessing cum Recital Creates New Paradigm

Peter Sykes (file photo) Skillfully mixing the sacred and secular, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Charlestown combined a blessing ceremony of its newly restored 1892 Woodberry and Harris 3-manual tracker organ with a rededication recital ...

November 15   -  

Takács Lets Beethoven Speak

Of the seniormost established string quartets still touring today close to full-time, the Takács must stand at the summit, with perhaps the Emerson and a very few others alongside. Friday evening in Rockport, violinists Edward Dusinberre (first) ...

November 14   -  

An Operatic Feast for the Common Man

When ordering a multi-course chef’s menu, one gives complete trust to the kitchen staff to curate culinary surprises. Over this past weekend, Boston Opera Collaborative adapted this sensory metaphor in its 2nd annual “Opera Bites!” ...

November 14   -  

Masterworks Chorale from Bach to Rorem

Masterworks Chorale kicked off its 77th season on Friday night in Sanders Theater with guest conductor and music director search finalist Steven Lipsitt at the helm. The concert spanned centuries and focused on psalmody, sacred and the (somewhat) ...

November 14   -  

Berlin Contingent Amazes Us Lucky Ones

A full house, with many area conductors in the audience. The Symphony Hall stage unpopulated, different-looking—four rows of risers at the rear. An anticipatory vibe in the air. The Berlin Philharmonic (BPO) and Sir Simon Rattle are in the ...

November 13   -  

Leaving Berlin with a Bang

In 1999, Simon Rattle, guesting with the Berlin Philharmonic, led a performance of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony that was so well received, it’s thought to have clinched his subsequent appointment as the orchestra’s new chief conductor. ...

November 12   -  

Greek for the Strong of Heart

Boston Lyric Opera brings a new British verismo opera to Boston’s Paramount Center at Emerson on ‘Wednesday through Sunday. “Turnage’s opera Greek, and the play it’s based on, Sophocles’s tragedy Oedipus Rex ...
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