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November 23   -  

Early Taste of Christmas Releases Adrenaline

Leading the pack, so to speak, the Spectrum Singers, conducted by John Ehrlich, presented a Christmas concert on Saturday at First Congregational Church, Cambridge. I worried slightly that a pre-Thanksgiving yuletide program might simply be too early ...

November 23   -  

BUSO Fills Symphony Hall with Fine Sounds

Ken David Masur (file photo) Symphony Hall always shows Boston University Symphony Orchestra to good effect. For many years under David Hoose’s able leadership it had given fine performances of major masterpieces. The new director Ken-David ...

November 22   -  

Applying Reason to Handel’s Humors

Nicholas McGegan Some might smile seraphically at the prospect of more Handel during the holiday season, others might vituperate cholerically at yet more Handel, but the combined forces of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Harvard University ...

November 22   -  

Faust and Melnikov Create a Soundworld

Devoting entire evenings to sonatas of one composer can be a dangerous—especially 3 evenings in a row to present the complete cycle of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas. Shifting the even’s focus towards some academic value can easily ...

November 22   -  

High Gloss from the Parker Quartet

After 15-plus years playing together with a single change (second violin), the Parker Quartet may have taken a turn. At least to judge from their Paine Hall concert Sunday afternoon, the multi-awarded group, whose laudatory reviews almost invariably ...

November 22   -  

Koopman Leads a Crisp B-Minor Mass

Ton Koopman (file photo) On behalf of the Boston Early Music Festival, the wholly engaging Bach scholar and conductor Ton Koopman came to St. Paul’s Church Cambridge Friday with a large contingent of historically informed singers and ...

November 21   -  

Glimpsing the Mantuan Ghetto

Christoph Wolff (file photo) It was a colorful affair last Thursday in Harvard’s Paine Hall in many senses. “Italian Baroque Music from the Jewish Ghetto” (mostly Salamone Rossi) featured scholar Christoph Wolff and conductor and ...

November 21   -  

Intimate Stories with Emerson Quartet

Tales of birth, death, oppression and academic politics lay behind the three works performed by the Emerson String Quartet at Sunday’s Celebrity Series Boston concert in a sold-out Jordan Hall. Borges once noted that it takes great skill to make ...

November 21   -  

Backward Looks, Compelling Play: Bailey and Zander

Zuill Baliey (file photo) A broken cello string well into Dutilleux’s cello concerto occasioned a quick instrument substitution provided by the second chair cellist. After the restart, for some reason, another move came. Quickly, returning her ...

November 19   -  

Brahms with Grimaud & BSO

Thursday night the BSO continued its survey of Brahms’s symphonies and piano concerti, with pianist Hélène Grimaud after having opened with a first hearing of the BSO commission, Timo Andres’s Everything Happens So Much. A truly ...
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