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June 28   -  

Monumental Artifact Meets Twisty Serenade

Ernő Dohnányi in 1915 When Rockport Music Executive Director Tony Beadle came onstage to welcome the audience for Sunday’s concert by the ad hoc piano quartet comprising Andrés Cárdenes, violin; Yinzi Kong, viola; Anne ...

June 28   -  

Ebullience from Rockport Duo

Gilles Vonsattel (file photo) For another in a long string of beautiful June evenings, Rockport’s Shalin Liu concert hall was packed, and full of high expectations which were certainly met, if not exceeded, by the violin and piano recital of ...

June 27   -  

George Li Brings Sumptuous Bravura

George Li (Christian Steiner photo) A former child prodigy, the young George Li has been a well-known known pianist around Boston for over ten years, or half his life; his diminutive stature still suggests this earlier status. However, in recent ...

June 27   -  

Fab Foursome +1 To Highlight Second Tanglewood Week

Chamber music aficionados look beyond Tanglewood opening night with Joshua Bell on July 8th to the Emerson String Quartet’s 40th-anniversary gala four and five days later. The ensemble’s concert at Seiji Ozawa Hall on Tuesday July 12th ...

June 24   -  

NEC Five Explicate Joachim

A concert at the First Church in Boston centering on Joachim and his circle followed a very interesting pre-concert talk. The performers themselves were, like that earlier circle, a tight-knit group of luminaries, this time connected with the New ...

June 23   -  

Joachim’s 185th Celebrated at Goethe-Institut

Joseph Joachim (1831-1907) is one of the iconic figures in the history of violin playing. A much admired friend and younger colleague of such great musical figures as Mendelssohn, Schumann and Liszt, he enjoyed a particularly close relationship with ...

June 21   -  

Daddy’s on First

Deborah Boldin (file photo) Known for its artful programming and world class players, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble offered the Sunday afternoon Shalin Liu audience a Father’s day tribute to one of the fathers of the Western canon: J.S. Bach. ...

June 21   -  

From Chirpy Rice Planting to Full-Throttle Rach 2

Olivier Ochanine (file photo) History was made in Carnegie Hall last Saturday night. For 125 years its walls have echoed with the greatest international performers the world has known, and yet it still opens its doors to the fledgling, dreamer, and ...

June 21   -  

Not Enough There There

Lise de la Salle’s opening notes at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Saturday night were promising. Beethoven’s early Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3 launched with restrained charm, suggesting some delightful exuberance to ...

June 20   -  

Bass Me Mucho and Don’t Forget the Violin

Ed Barker (Stu Rosner photo) Nowadays, concertgoers are accustomed to a mindboggling parade of great cellists. A far rarer event brings them down an octave or so for a solo bassist, much less a great one. At Rockport Friday evening, we were treated ...
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