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June 11   -  

Tous les soirées du monde

Philippe Pierlot (file photo) In BEMF’s 11pm slot last night at Jordan Hall, Philippe Pierlot presented an hour-long showcase for his solo bass viol consisting primarily of 17th– and 18th-century repertoire, while also arguing ...

June 10   -  

A Very Polished Concerto Soave

María Cristina Kiehr (Catherine Peillon photo) The Boston Early Music Festival continued its practice of introducing European performers to local audiences with a concert Tuesday afternoon by the Marseille-based Concerto Soave. I had been ...

June 10   -  

Savall’s BEMF Social Club

Jordi Savall (file photo) BEMF opened its Festival Concert Series on Monday night with Hespèrion XXI, augmented by members of Tembembe Ensamble Continuo in the rousing Folias Antiguas y Criollas. A capacity crowd filled Jordan Hall, eagerly ...

June 10   -  

Jagged Textures and Dreamy Supplications

John Taverner likely image. Program books for choir concerts are typically thick, including texts, translations, notes, personnel, and anything else a book might need. As I’ve observed in my more than a decade of singing in choirs, listeners ...

June 9   -  

BEMFers Support Their Own

Tom Zajac “Tom Zajac’s generosity of spirit and many contributions to early music have influenced performers and delighted audiences near and far.” BEMF players gathered at the First Lutheran Church, Boston Monday to give back to ...

June 9   -  

Homeland Secure with BEMF Ulisse

Mary-Ellen Nesi (Penelope) and Laura Pudwell (Ericlea) (Kathy Wittman photo) The Boston Early Music Festival got off to a glorious start on Sunday afternoon, June 7th at the Boston University Theatre with Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (The ...

June 8   -  

Rockport Music in Glorious Middle Age

David Deveau as we knew him in 1980. The third concert of Rockport Music’s 34th opening weekend, celebrated at the five-year-old Shalin Liu Center, continued the recognition of the 20th anniversary of artistic director David Deveau; he ...

June 8   -  

Harmony in the Pews

At the 1806 African Meetinghouse in Beacon Hill, a small, austere space well suited to chamber music, the creaking, twisted floorboards, like the weathered deck of a ship, do not allow for stealthy entry, yet they spoke loudly of history. An audience ...

June 7   -  

Shanghai’s Hyper Expressive Brand

The Shanghai Quartet returned to the Rockport Chamber Music Festival with its distinct brand of unstoppable drive. Amidst two Beethoven quartets, Barber’s Opus 11 stood strong at the hands of these four artists whose own convictions about making ...

June 7   -  

Calling All Piano Lovers

Michael Lewin to chair distinguished panel of judges (file photo) Fort Worth may have Van Cliburn’s cattle call for non-professional pianists, but in Cambridge this week, 35 lovers of piano playing, also known as amateur pianists, will also ...
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