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July 17   -  

Knights of Old and New Slay at Tanglewood

Something unexpected marked the opening of Thursday evening’s concert by the Knights at Ozawa Hall. As soon as the youthful orchestra had tuned and the expectant audience had gotten settled, a violinist moved to the center of the stage in front ...

July 16   -  

Opera Takes to the Waters

Decamping from Tsai Theater because Boston University revised its policies for the space, a beloved company earns the nickname Boston Area Midsummer Opera in honor of its remove to the town of waters. Thus, “Love Italian Style” comprising ...

July 16   -  

Orpheus’s Descendants Revive Boismortier

Dedicating “The War of Cupid and Bacchus” to the memory of the souls who perished in the terrorist attack in Nice minutes before the show began may not have been the best plan, especially since many of the people in the room had apparently ...

July 15   -  

Emerson + Fleming Evoke Late Vienna

The presence of a super-diva soprano brought out a large audience last night for the Emerson Quartet’s second Ozawa Hall concert celebrating the ensemble’s 40th anniversary, despite the fact that two-thirds of the program consisted of ...

July 15   -  

Trio Expertise Makes Newport News

The Elms ballroom (Gavin Ashworth photo) The grand ballroom of the Elms mansion in Newport resounded on Tuesday with a quadruple affinity of player, composer, instrument; the positively room bloomed when the Vienna Piano Trio opened a delightful 11 ...

July 14   -  

Berkshire Avant Music Bash(ing)

Bang? On a can? You gotta be kidding me! Are these the guys who thump tubs under the Park Street T and thrash on trash outside Fenway Park? Hmm, no: false meme. But yes, there’s some of that spontaneity, irreverence, and dash to its bold ...

July 14   -  

Gerstein Shows Who’s Boss

Kirill Gerstein (Jon Tadiello photo) A big guy, Kirill Gerstein gave a big performance last Sunday, attacking the Shalin Liu Hall piano with a vengeance. Likewise his chosen Beethoven, Goehr, and Liszt pieces, all on themes of fantasizing. I’m ...

July 14   -  

Six Haydns for Emerson’s 40th

Not everyone stayed for the full three-hour-40th-anniversary-celebration. The Emerson Quartet on Tuesday night at Tanglewood featured all six quartets published by Haydn as Opus 76, his last complete set of quartets composed in his late 60s. By the ...

July 14   -  

Musical Connections: Ancient Spain & Modern Mexico

Whenever a body of travelers—whether soldiers, refugees, missionaries, slaves, adventurers, or any other kind of group—moves across a wide geographical distance and encounters a very different group somewhere else in the world, there is ...

July 12   -  

Foundation Mounts Vocal Gala

David Gvinianidze According to Google Translate, the Russian foundation “Talents of the World ” (ФондТаланты мира) aims for nothing less than to ...
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