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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 ...

November 8   -  

Nelsons, Skride and BSO Fully Alive

Baiba Skride with Andris Nelsons (Hilary Scott photo) The youthful get-up-and-go of Andris Nelsons, coupled with the seasoned know-how of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, showed just how great an experience of symphony can be. Add to that the young, ...

November 7   -  

NEC Phil Relaunches Kirchner

Paula Robison (file photo) The NEC Philharmonic’s world premiere performance of Leon Kirchner’s retouched version of his charming Music for Flute and Orchestra arrived at Jordan Hall Wednesday with the popular Paula Robison and her gold ...

November 7   -  

New Quartet Launched at French Cultural Center

The Rêve d’Amour (Dream of Love) quartet made a strong debut in Boston last night with a program of rarely heard romantic chamber music performed in the elegant but cozy surroundings of the French Cultural Center. A rapt audience of about ...

November 5   -  

Turner Pairs Wolf and Mendelssohn

Hugo Wolf (file photo) Sunday afternoon Emmanuel Music kicked off Year I of its Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series in the Parish Hall. The series continues with two more concerts this season and encompass all 53 of Wolf’s Mörike Lieder. From ...

November 5   -  

Requiem and Memory in Marsh Chapel

Andrew Shenton (file photo) Andrew Shenton’s leadership of the Boston Choral Ensemble since 2011 has consistently focused on the English choral tradition in one form or another. Saturday’s concert in Marsh Chapel, the inaugural of ...

November 4   -  

First Monday’s Admirable Journey

Under the direction of NEC’s past president Laurence Lesser, First Monday’s 30th season of free concerts by the conservatory’s worthies continued in with a somewhat non-traditional program of two rarely heard works by Beethoven and ...

November 4   -  

Cloth Hall Players No Strangers to Symphony Hall

Riccardo Chailly When conductor Kurt Masur brought the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra to Boston from East Germany in 1974, it was a really big deal. Travel was difficult from the East, and no one had yet heard of glasnost or perestroika. We looked ...
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