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January 27   -  

Sweet Music on a Wintry Afternoon

Andrew Garland (file photo) Boston Singer’s Relief Fund celebrated the fifth anniversary of the organization’s founding, as a splendid contingent from Blue Heron, Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, and Emmanuel Music came together ...

January 27   -  

BMInt Celebrates Its Own

Birthday parties are fun, and those with live music even more so. When the music is a series of premieres by the honoree performed by first-rate artists, one can get rather giddy at the prospect. Such were the circumstances at Tufts ...

January 27   -  

Rock-solid But Not Maniacal

Balint Karosi Though the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s “Magyar Madness” certainly delivered on the first word by presenting four works of Hungarian or Hungarian-descended composers including two premieres at Jordan Hall on ...

January 26   -  

Dream Pairing: Hewitt and von Otter

Anne Sofie von Otter (file photo) Lovely. Lovelier. Loveliest? This reviewer may have to dig deeper into his cache of superlatives to adequately summarize the experience of hearing two of today’s most penetrating musical artists Friday night ...

January 24   -  

The Nearly Transcendent Emersons

Emerson Quartet (file photo) With new Brit cellist Paul Watkins—new meaning joined a year and a half ago—and notionally a somewhat modulated approach (see coverage here ), the Emerson String Quartet is no longer the driven, sometimes ...

January 24   -  

Haydn the Experimentalist, Without Handel

Concertmaster Aisslinn Rosky (Matthew Marigold photo) Appropriately enough for the Handel and Haydn Society’s Bicentennial season, it examined of some lesser-known works of its second namesake, Franz Josef Haydn. Despite his mammoth ...

January 24   -  

A Masur Debuts with BSO

Johannes Moser and Ken David Masur (Hilary Scott photo) The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor, Ken-David Masur, made an earlier than planned subscription debut this week after scheduled guest conductor, Tugan Sokhiev, was ...

January 22   -  

Celebrating and Supporting Essential Voices

Supporting Musicians Many Years Ago “The sedge is wither’d from the lake, / And no birds sing,” lamented Keats in “La Belle Dame sans Merci.” Imagine a silent Boston spring in which no songs rang forth from local ...

January 21   -  

A Tribute to Borbély, A Poet of Our Time

Szilárd Borbély Kati Agócs, whose The Debrecen Passion comes to Boston Modern Orchestra Project this Saturday night, has been making quite an impression on the global music community. But beyond her extensive curriculum vitae and ...

January 21   -  

From Less to More, and Beyond

Angelo Xian Yu in file photo Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu and pianist Qing Jiang presented high artistry Saturday evening in Jordan Hall, courtesy of the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts. From less to more was the rule of the night more or less, ...
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