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August 23   -  

Celeste Nelsons, Opolais, Verdi, BSO, et alia

The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Andris Nelsons is on its way to becoming a major new provider of opera in the concert format that can reach large parts of the music public who rarely see fully staged opera house productions. ...

August 23   -  

Portlandiana Rewards Again

César Franck The third of the four concerts of the Portland Chamber Music Festival got going Thursday with No. 12 of the op. 1 set of trio sonatas by Vivaldi for two violins and continuo. This particular one is formally distinct, as it is ...

August 23   -  

A Star Is Born

Russell Platt is the twin brother of Maverick Concerts’ Music Director Alexander Platt. So it’s not surprising that Russell’s compositions occasionally show up on Maverick’s programs. But his pieces have been well-received ...

August 21   -  

Stabat Mattered at Tanglewood

Tanglewood veteran and 2016 Koussevitsky Scholar Charles Dutoit began Friday evening’s program with the overture to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. I’m a sucker for Figaro, though perhaps not to the extent of some writer who called ...

August 21   -  

Chamber Orchestra–and Soloists On Their Own

Alexander Platt Since orchestra conductor Alexander Platt, took over as music director of the Maverick Concerts series, he has been taking opportunities to use his various talents in the series. The annual Chamber Orchestra Concerts have become ...

August 19   -  

Weimar Enlivens Berkshire Hills

Ozawa Hall turned into a time machine Sunday, transporting the audience to a Weimar cabaret. Aided and abetted by Meow Meow and members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti (violin & artistic director), Barry Humphries presided over a ...

August 17   -  

A Grand Weekend for Singing

On Friday night, renowned conductor Charles Dutoit will lead two works by Mozart as well as the Rossini Stabat mater, featuring the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and four soloists making their BSO (and Tanglewood) debuts. In a surprise substitution, ...

August 17   -  

Slavic Poles of the Chamber Sort

Jennifer Elowich, director (file photo) Saturday’s concert of the Portland Chamber Music Festival called itself “The Russian Soul,” which bemused us, inasmuch as one can hardly imagine more disparate personalities in mainstream ...

August 16   -  

Solisti Indeed, Alas

Trio Solisti (file photo) Normally when reviewing a concert like that of I would start off by discussing interpretive details of the performance, but unfortunately I have to start out by saying that there was something seriously wrong with the ...

August 15   -  

Depth and Prowess from the Borromeo

The third of three consecutive Sunday concerts at the Gardner by the Borromeo String Quartet followed the three-part pattern: three transcriptions by Nicholas Kitchen of preludes and fugues from Book I of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, a modern ...
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