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November 17   -  

Civic’s Virtues and Virtuoso

Jonathan Bass (file photo) Not in the past many months had I heard another such a spectacular display of piano virtuosity as in Sunday’s Boston Civic Symphony concert under Max Hobart at Jordan Hall, where Jonathan Bass fearlessly and ...

November 17   -  

Boston Baroque with Vivid Vespers

The Green Mountain Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine of 1610 follows what are arguably two of the composer’s greatest developments in music. His fifth book of madrigals, published in 1605, made forays into the compositional style ...

November 15   -  

Overheard Conversations Among Viols and Voices

Marc-Antoine Charpentier The mostly sacred and mostly prayerful 17th-century French music for voices and viols from Tramontana with Long & Away, guests tenor Alexander Wolniak and organ continuo player, Dylan Sauerwald, was not meant for the opera ...

November 14   -  

The Parade Draws All In

Shortly after moving to the Boston area in the early 1960s, I had my first experience of a silent, classic when some friends took me to the old Paramount Theater to see the 1921 “Phantom of the Opera,” accompanied on an authentic ...

November 14   -  

Who’s on Fifth?

Andy Costello (file photo) The Fifth Floor Collective, a composers’ consortium, presented Chicago-based pianist Andy Costello to the Community Music Center of Boston in the South End on Tuesday night in something of a return: Costello served ...

November 13   -  

MTT & SFS to Visit Symphony Hall Third Time

Michael Tilson Thomas Coming to town next week are the San Francisco Symphony with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and violinist Gil Shaham, appearing in the Celebrity Series as part of a tour also including New York, Miami, Cleveland, Kansas ...

November 12   -  

Analytical Entertainments from NYFOS

John Brancy (file photo) In many carefully constructed, ingenious concert programs as well as numerous fine recordings, New York Festival of Song co-founders/pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier and a variety of outstanding singers have ...

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 ...
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