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April 1   -  

Street Antiphons Commissioned by Club

As part of its Sanders Theater program (complete information below) on Sunday, April 19th, Boston Chamber Music Society will be premiering Street Antiphons by Pierre Jalbert, the second new score from the BCMS Commissioning Club in as many seasons. ...

April 1   -  

Virtuoso Partners: Batiashvili and Lewis

Lisa Batiashvili (file photo) In her first Celebrity Series and Jordan Hall appearance this past Sunday, violinist Lisa Batiashvili joined pianist Paul Lewis, whose recitals for the Celebrity Series and concerti with the BSO have taken Boston by ...

March 31   -  

Intense DSCH + Tchaikovsky @ ISG

The Boromeo in laptop “circle” (Eli Akerstein) The Borromeo String Quartet returned to Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Sunday with its second pairing of string quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich (No. 8 in c minor, Op. ...

March 31   -  

Ronald Knudsen, BSO violinist, Local conductor

After a rich life and career filled with music, Ronald Knudsen died peacefully at home this week, age 83. Known chiefly as a BSO violinist, also conductor and educator, he devoted himself to bringing classical music of all kinds to the widest ...

March 31   -  

Musical Responses to Tragedy

With a program Artistic Director Deborah Boldin titled “called back,” Chameleon Arts Ensemble continued its fine tradition of adventurous programming on Saturday at First Church in Boston. The title cites the only words of Emily ...

March 30   -  

Strong Passion Via Mark and King’s Chapel

Heinrich Christensen (file photo) Of Johann Sebastian Bach’s five settings of the passion story, only the St. Matthew Passion and the St. John Passion survive. Within the past weeks, Handel and Haydn gave the St. Matthew and both Boston ...

March 29   -  

YFC Delights Romantic Fans

In a concert Saturday night at Jordan Hall sponsored by the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, pianist Ya-Fei Chuang performed—or created, as the French would say—Chopin’s 24 Preludes Op. 28, the Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor ...

March 28   -  

Handel, Haydn, Bach, Matthew

H+H orchestra and choruses at Symphony Hall with Harry Christophers A staple of the Handel and Haydn Society’s repertory since the 1870s—it gave the nation’s first complete performance on Good Friday of 1879, Part I in the ...

March 28   -  

Handel and Humanity in BOC’s Rinaldo

Premiering at Queen’s Theater in London’s Haymarket, Handel’s 1711 Rinaldo (HWV 7) was the first Italian opera composed for London audiences, and remained widely performed during the composer’s lifetime. Despite this, the work ...

March 27   -  

Hammer Strokes and Organ Peals

Andris Nelsons returned Thursday after several week’s absence to impressive numbers of his loyal public at Symphony Hall; he didn’t disappoint, leading the orchestra masterfully in a demanding program consisting of the first performance of ...
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