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July 31   -  

Tchaikovsky Medalist to Perform at Walnut Hill

The eponymous one. 19-year-old Lexington resident George Li, recent winner of the silver medal in the piano division of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, will be performing a solo recital Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 24th ...

July 30   -  

Mozart, Mahler, Manny, and MTT

Nature, culture, adventure; ritual, reflection, remembrance. These words lie at the root of Tanglewood, the long-time summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and come together to produce, ideally, a unified aesthetic experience with beautiful ...

July 29   -  

Down Southeast, Music from Big Yellow

High seriousness may be what makes Brattleboro’s Yellow Barn more than a musical summer camp—seriousness about learning, dialog, and performance. For the listener there is a festive month of Big Barn concerts, but don’t worry about ...

July 29   -  

Contemporary Music: 36 to 100 Years Old?

Michael Tilson Thomas (file photo) A gang of youngsters performing the music of the Old Masters—Bernstein, Foss, Copland and Ives—ended the Tanglewood Music Center 75th Anniversary Edition of the Festival of Contemporary Music with a ...

July 28   -  

Rose’s Colored Glasses Brighten Monadnock Vision

Harrisville church hosts concert (BMInt staff photo) Summer people in the Monadnock Hills of New Hampshire were a not terribly polyglot collection of Cambridge intellectuals, painters, and first families when James and Jocelyn Bolle declared them ...

July 28   -  

The Last of FCM’s New Works

As the Festival of Contemporary Music was winding down, the Sunday morning concert had acquired a clubby atmosphere. By this point you recognize other audience members, many of whom you have seen perform earlier. The unusual 10:00 a.m. start time ...

July 27   -  

All-Beethoven, All-Mozart, All-Dohnányi

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This weekend Christoph von Dohnányi led two programs that epitomized standard: an all-Beethoven concert (the Fourth Symphony and the Violin Concerto) on Friday night, and an all-Mozart program consisting of ...

July 27   -  

Pop Numberland Uncomfortable in its Company

Dawn Upshaw (file photo) The Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music has been featuring some big name soloists this year: Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin have already appeared. Saturday concert was widely anticipated because of the presence of Dawn ...

July 25   -  

The Wreckers a Monumental Revelation

The US-staged premiere of Ethel Smyth’s 1906 opera The Wreckers at the Fisher Center as part of Bard Summerscape made a strong case that this work deserves to be in the standard repertory. The story comes across with visceral impact when given ...

July 25   -  

Modern Musical Poesy Through Tanglewood Rain

The programs at Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music this year are admirably varied and inclusive, as well as shot through with brand-new music written for the occasion. That makes it difficult to construct a narrative through a specific ...
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