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April 26   -  

BPO Wakes the Dead and Lifts the Living

Ben Zander (Dave Jamrog photo) Ben Zander, a musician of famously deep passions, first conducted the Verdi Requiem with the Boston Philharmonic and Chorus Pro Musica in 1981. It was his first appearance in Symphony Hall, and the first choral music ...

April 26   -  

A Far Cry Announces Executive Direction

Bridget Mundy to lead AFC Last Thursday found me at Back Bay’s venerable St. Botolph Club for a relaxed gala among friends and supporters of A Far Cry, where 13 Criers entertained in the cramped front parlor filled to the brim. Mozart’s ...

April 26   -  

BSO Chamber Players Almost Cavort

Jessica Zhou (file photo) Due to violist Steven Ansell’s having fallen ill over the weekend, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players changed Sunday afternoon’s fare in Jordan Hall. Debussy, Ibert, and Brahms replaced Spohr and Lash, while ...

April 23   -  

Sun King Shines on Medford

“Music and Dance for the Sun King,” a concert of Renaissance and Baroque music took us time-traveling last Tuesday night at the at Tuft’s Distler Auditorium. Louis XIV was the longest-ruling monarch in European history, over 72 ...

April 23   -  

Oh No—Not Again!

Barolomo Veneto’s femal lute player (Gardner Museum) The Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee recently recommended slashing the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) annual budget by 28%, from $14 million to $10 million. Every ...

April 22   -  

BSO Balancing Acts

Kristine Opolais (Michael Blanchard photo) The Boston Symphony’s last subscription series of the season opened Thursday night with variety, including two vocal solos featuring Kristine Opolais, two century-old and one more recent French ...

April 22   -  

Camerata’s Medieval Time Machine

Saturday night and again on Sunday, concertgoers who entered Pickman Hall at the Longy School of Music of Bard College were faced with all main floor seats arranged to create a wide new aisle from one corner entry door to the stage diagonally ...

April 21   -  

New Music, Youth and Discipline at NEC

John Heiss (file photo) New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Ensemble under the direction of John Heiss put the spotlight on young, dedicated performers in works of well-knowns Crumb and Schoenberg, as well as on both a faculty and a ...

April 21   -  

300 Years Later, Ristori Restored

Sarah Darling, one of the gang of seven Beginning Friday at Old South Church, seven Musicians of the Old Post Road gather to revive some notes that haven’t been heard much in the last 300-odd years with the regional premiere of Nice e Tirsi, a ...

April 19   -  

Graham’s Songs of Life and Love

Organized as hypothetical responses by Grieg, Strauss, Fauré, Mahler, Ravel, Poulenc, and Granados to the songs in Schumann’s Frauenlibe und -Leben, mezzo Susan Graham’s April 29th recital at Jordan Hall with pianist Bradley Moore ...
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