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January 31   -  

BCMS Summons Musical Isles

The Boston Chamber Music Society splits its season into trimesters, with the winter component consisting of two sessions at the Fitzgerald Theater within Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Sunday afternoon was the first of this mini-series, featuring ...

January 31   -  

HaHa Again Master the Classical Style

Harry Christophers (Marco Borgreve photo) On the 261st anniversary of Wolfgang Amadè’s birth (last Friday), the Handel & Haydn Society played at Symphony Hall a warm and delightful program of works by Haydn and Mozart. The association of ...

January 30   -  

Camerata Revisits Daniel

Copley Square demonstration (Daavid Schulenberg photo) As a second weekend of protests against the Trump regime filled Copley Square, the Boston Camerata returned on Sunday afternoon to Trinity Church to “revisit” the medieval liturgical ...

January 30   -  

Revved Up and Earthbound Eroica

Despite our hearing Bach feeling more like Beethoven and Messiaen passing somewhat earthbound, the Eroica Trio’s brief recital at the Sunday Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum proved refreshingly welcome. The concert pamphlet’s exhausting ...

January 28   -  

Warning Signs Ignored

With retrospective vision, I could have seen this coming had I read the press release with a more jaundiced eye. However, as a listener with a particular interest in new music, I’ve learned to suspend my disbelief: often have I attended a ...

January 28   -  

BSO Offers Perfect Tonic

Since for many of us this past week has been fraught with free-floating anxiety and despair, the week’s Boston Symphony concert (I attended Friday afternoon) proved the perfect tonic: a sonic sanctuary. Juanjo Mena, who replaced, on short ...

January 26   -  

BSO to Paint Light

Federico Garcia Lorca The Boston Symphony Orchestra subscription concerts running February 9 – 11 bring the popular local women’s vocal ensemble Lorelei to the Symphony Hall stage alongside noted countertenor Bejun Mehta for the Boston ...

January 26   -  

Tsang and Neiman Partner Effectively

Adam Nieman (file photo) Saturday night the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts brought cellist Bion Tsang and pianist Adam Neiman to Jordan Hall with a wonderfully innovative program. Ernö Dohnányi’s took inspiration from Liszt ...

January 26   -  

Respected Chorus Plans Benefit

Jacquelyn Stucker to sing Sunday. Boston’s Back Bay Chorale, a 120-member auditioned chorus led since 2004 by Music Director Scott Allen Jarrett, draws experienced singers from the metropolitan area. Even in a city especially blessed by a ...

January 23   -  

The F-sharp Word and More from Marlboro

Ralph Vaughan Williams ca 1900 Vaughan Williams’s mystical, ineffable, inevitable On Wenlock Edge yesterday motorvated the luxurious express which Marlboro Music’s director Mitsuko Uchida had dispatched from the wilds of Vermont to ...
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