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May 2   -  

Manny’s Many Happy Returns

Emanuel Ax (Winslow Townson photo) Though Emmanuel Ax has performed many times for the Celebrity Series through the years, as an accompanist, a chamber musician, and as a soloist, Sunday’s sold-out Celebrity Series concert at Jordan Hall must ...

May 2   -  

AFC’s Artful Variation on Goldberg’s Set

Simone Dinnerstein (Michael J. Lutch photo) There was a palpable buzz in the air at A Far Cry’s home base, St, John’s Church in Jamaica Plain. A large crowd jockeyed for seating in the pews, as A Far Cry’s arrangement of J.S. ...

May 2   -  

Well Balanced on the Cutting Edge

The late Pierre Boulez Sound Icon’s concert at the ICA last Thursday brought together a number of cutting-edge institutions: the ICA itself, the Boston University Center for New Music, and most notably, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. Pierre Boulez ...

May 2   -  

A Mezzo’s Life and Loves

The esteemed mezzo soprano Susan Graham and pianist Bradley Moore brought an intriguing program called “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations” to Jordan Hall for the Celebrity Series on Friday. As Graham explained, they ...

May 1   -  

Ellipsis Making Welcome Points

Ellipsis Trio’s meaty, event-packed Beethoven, Brahms and Dvořák at Cambridge’s First Church Congregational on Thursday night brought the kind of sturdy, intelligent professionalism one comes to expect, and be grateful for, on ...

May 1   -  

Appreciating Lifetime Learning

Joy Cline Phinney Lifetime Learning, a program of Newton Community Education, brings a series of Monday-morning classical music performances to the Andover-Newton Theological Seminary’s Wilson Chapel. The spring season opened this week with a ...

May 1   -  

Buoyant Ensemble Conquers Danger

Romance of the Rose tapestry designed by William Morris Desiring, suffering, waiting, plagued by Danger and Refusal but buoyed by Hope: such was the lot of the lover in the rarefied atmosphere depicted in the 13th-century narrative poem Le Roman de ...

April 30   -  

Lolo, Dodo, Joujou: Their Era Ends

John Tessier and Chelsea Basler (T. Charles Erikson photo) Lillian Groag’s considerate production of Lehár’s Merry Widow rang down a bittersweet curtain on Boston Lyric Opera’s 18 years at the Shubert Theater. Last night, the ...

April 30   -  

Kearney and Gallagher Devise Multimedia Irish Ballad

LENNY collective, Deb Todd Wheeler with guest Sarah Kearney (Leon Golub photo) Richard Kearney’s and Sheila Gallagher’s re-envisioning of the 1916 Irish uprising through images, stories and music, entitled Twinsome Minds (a phrase taken ...

April 28   -  

NEC Youth, Wolff Create Fantastic Magic

Hugh Wolff (BMInt Staff Photo) For good reason, rounds of bravos sang over the clapping pulses of praise for the New England Conservatory Philharmonia under Hugh Wolff at Symphony Hall. Stravinsky’s The Firebird was an utter smash hit. ...
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