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November 11   -  

RenMen Dispense Roots with Bitters

Although the Renaissance Men have presented their share of older music in their brief existence, their Friday night concert at St. John’s Episcopal in Brookline emphasized the Da Vinci quality in their moniker. The program was entitled ...

November 11   -  

A Celebration of Virtual and Actual Youth

BPYO horns: Gabriel Lesnick, Sebastian Kogler, Lorenzo Robb, and Nate Klause (Steve Dunwell photo) Symphony Hall was nearly full Sunday and the stage extended for 125 of Boston’s finest young players, “from ages 10 to 21” along ...

November 11   -  

Cantata Singers’ Exile and Return

Elena Ruehr (file photo) MIT-based composer Elena Ruehr has three premieres this month. Saturday saw the first, in the hands of David Hoose and the Cantata Singers at Jordan Hall: the inaugural concert of the ensemble’s 51st season. Then the ...

November 10   -  

Remembering WWI with Poems and Music

Mak Morgan (file photo) What a better way to celebrate our veterans than with music and poetry, based on the so-called Great War that began exactly a hundred years ago? This seemed an excellent idea to me, and, as I loved the poetry of Wilfred Owen, ...

November 10   -  

Another Boldin’d Assortment of Old and New

Deborah Boldin (file photo) Artistic Director Deb Boldin’s programming choices for Chameleon Arts Ensemble have almost always yielded winning combinations of old and new chamber works which inform each other well. Such was not invariably the ...

November 10   -  

Carter Made Immense Demands on Lyds

Featuring a rather diverse program, the Lydian String Quartet’s first concert since naming new violist, Mark Berger, was witnessed by a nearly sold-out Slosberg Hall. Though playing to a home crowd, Brandeis University’s resident string ...

November 10   -  

The Play of Daniel Revisited

A medieval chancel drama in Boston’s august and voluminous Trinity Church? Such we will be getting when Boston Camerata together with Trinity’s children’s choir produce some compelling music and theater for the anonymous Play of ...

November 9   -  

Borromeo: Intensity with a Spot of Softness

The Boromeo in laptop circle (Eli Akerstein) Since it performs so extremely generously, the enduring appeal of the Borromeo Quartet at 25 is not hard to understand or to experience. The intensely capable execution, and I do mean intensely—much ...

November 9   -  

Exsultemus Shows Love Of Singing

Exsultemus brought 15th-century songs on themes of love and war in beautiful performances on Friday night at First Lutheran Church of Boston. Artistic director and sole soprano Shannon Canavin writes that the inspiration for this program occurred when ...

November 8   -  

We Are All Leipzigers

Chailly conducts the GO at Symphony Hall Under conductor Riccardo Chailly and with violin soloist Nikolaj Znaider, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig brought music of its fair city to Symphony Hall and transported an enraptured Celebrity Series audience ...
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