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June 15   -  

Mixed Media Marine Palette

Gloucester Sunrise by Lane As high concepts go for concerts, this was not a bad one. In honor of the reopening of the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester after extensive renovations, Rockport Music’s Artistic Director thought to have a program with ...

June 15   -  

Seven Hours of Grosse Orgel

Fowkes organ in First Lutheran Church “Binge viewing leaves little time to savor the flavor,” blared the Boston Globe this past Thursday, cruelly needling those BEMF attendees rushing off to see an opera, two symposia, and three fringe ...

June 15   -  

Triple Crown Winner at BEMF

Marco Bussi (Shepherd), Aaron Sheehan (Orfeo), and Nathan Medley (Shepherd) “No undertaking by man is attempted in vain, Nor against him can Nature further arm herself.” So sings the chorus, albeit in Italian, at a pivotal point in ...

June 15   -  

Sweelink’s Impact

John Scott’s recital, the third in Boston Early Music Festival’s day-long Mini-Organ Festival, featured composers from North Germany who were influenced by the Netherlands organist Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Jacob Praetorius, Heinrich ...

June 14   -  

Love Liquor and Lively Souls

Strangest member of the group Les soûls d’amour made a raucous and at the same time refined local debut as a BEMF Fringe act at the Gordon Chapel of Old South Church this past Wednesday. “Songs of Love and Liquor” brought ...

June 14   -  

Rameau, Ein Berliner

Céline Scheen (file photo) Gathering in Jordan Hall Friday at 5pm, we found ourselves soon transported with Ricercar Consort and soprano Céline Scheen, to a Berlin where Rameau reigned supreme in a viol-centric universe allied to the ...

June 13   -  

Musica Pacifica: “Dancing in the Isles”

Musica Pacifica (file photo) It is likely that a good part of the crowd surging toward Jordan Hall late in the evening on Friday night to hear an 11 o’clock BEMF performance by Musica Pacifica had a good idea of what to expect. I did not. This ...

June 13   -  

Better than Brahms?

Prince Heinrich Posthumus von Reuss (1572-1635) certainly did. As a devout Lutheran, this ruler of territories in central Germany arranged for a custom-built coffin clad in copper and covered with quotations from the Bible. Well in advance, he ...

June 13   -  

Festive Nahant Delivers

The second season of Nahant Music Festival closed Friday night with a world premiere opera, Sleeping Beauty by Francine Trester. Founded by its Artistic Director, Nahant bass-baritone (and birder) Donald Wilkinson, this seems to be a uniquely ...

June 13   -  

French Evening in Rockport

Sooyun Kim (file photo) During its second week of its summer season, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, presented “An Evening of French Music” at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Drawing mostly from the start of the 20th century, ...
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