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March 2   -  

H+H at 200

It’s going to be quite a month for Boston’s oldest musical institution. March’s Bicentennial festivities commence at Symphony Hall on March 6th and 8th with Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Premiered in Boston by the Handel and Haydn ...

March 2   -  

Brentano Foursome Colors, Shapes and Voices

Brentano String Quartet (file photo) On Saturday night at Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center, in the Brentano String Quartet’s musically thoughtful and exceptionally executed program, Charpentier’s Suite for Strings ...

March 1   -  

Pleasantries Beyond Standard Repertoire

Amy Marcy Cheney According to its bassoonist Neil Fairbairn, Solar Winds came upon the programming theme for its February 28th presentation at Brandeis University’s Slosberg Hall a bit accidentally. There were a few pieces the wind quintet ...

March 1   -  

St. John’s Sometime Passion

Andrew Garland (Ann Stucki photo) Boston Baroque brought J. S. Bach’s St. John Passion to the stage of Jordan Hall with a fabulous cast of soloists last night. Baritone Andrew Garland sang the role of Jesus, bringing a weighty delivery and ...

February 28   -  

Grosvenor Gardners Sunday

Benjamin Grosvenor The young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor—so young, that he is in fact, the youngest British musician ever to sign a contract with the record label Decca (who released his latest album, Dances, last summer)—is no stranger ...

February 28   -  

Eclectic Composers and Friends

String Theory Trio: l to r, Mimi Rabson, Junko Fujiwara and Helen Sherrah-Davies Its earlier date a casualty of one of Boston’s storms, Strings Theory Trio was fortunately included on the subsequent “Composers and Friends” event ...

February 28   -  

Dutoit and Fischer Return with BSO

Julia Fischer and Charles Dutoit (Winslow Townson photo) Julia Fischer, the just-over 31-year-old violinist, wowed the Thursday evening audience at Symphony Hall as the Boston Symphony Orchestra worked strongly alongside her in the Brahms Violin ...

February 24   -  

A Warm, Safe, Stage Seascape

David Deveau will be in the audience this time. Rockport has been a coastal summer destination for more than a century, the more so for music aficionados since the advent of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, in 1981. And for the last five years ...

February 24   -  

Beethoven Journeys with Andsnes and MCO

Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Robert Torres photo) The Celebrity Series of Boston took us away from Boston’s snowy climes on a grand voyage of discovery. On Sunday, Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra brought ...

February 24   -  

Mozart by Any Other Name

One of Boston’s venerable ensembles, the Boston Chamber Music Society, gave an entrancing concert of mostly Mozart in Cambridge. From an experienced and accomplished BCMS in its 32nd season, you can expect polish and commitment. Sunday’s ...
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