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January 11   -  

Collage of Four Works by Four Composers

Dominic Labelle (Lino Alverez photo) David Hoose conducted three recent compositions for chamber ensemble by Talia Amar, David Rakowski, and Chaya Czernowin; soprano Dominique Labelle joined in for the finale by Yehudi Wyner, in Collage New ...

January 11   -  

Ferguson Revitalizes at the BLMA

John Ferguson (file photo) Keeping in mind there would be young people as well as adults in attendance Sunday, the Brookline Library Music Association presented pianist John Ferguson in a revitalizing one-hour program hopscotching from this era to ...

January 10   -  

David Deveau Casts Shadow Through 2017

David Deveau as we knew him in 1980. Over his 20 years as Rockport Music Artistic Director, David Deveau has raised the chamber music festival from a beloved but provincial 4-week summer tenant to one of the best known festivals anywhere, operating ...

January 9   -  

Gossec Arrives After 120 Years

French conductor François-Xavier Roth scored a double triumph in his first performance this season with the Boston Symphony (his only prior performances were in 2014) on Thursday: he brought to the Boston public a fascinating piece of ...

January 8   -  

Modernist Master Leaves Us

Pierre Boulez, who died on January 5th at 90, may be the composer who wrote the best music anywhere between 1950 and 1970—some might say since 1950, period. The pattern he set for an entire generation of composers, not just in France but in ...

January 4   -  

Pearlman, Abreu, and Martinson Flourish

Christina Day Martinson (Kathy Wittman photo) Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque once again celebrated the new year Friday at Sanders Theater with a memorable mixture of works well-loved, somewhat familiar, and little known. At opposite ends of this ...

January 2   -  

New Year’s Eve with Boston Baroque

New Year’s Eve with the Boston Baroque is, assuredly, an enjoyable if not fascinating event. The almost packed Sanders Theater affords a glow of serious cheeriness that is altogether inviting. The formally attired musicians, of whom there are ...

December 31   -  

Dazzling ART: Natasha, Pierre, and the 1812 Comet

Nicholas Belton in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.” Photo: Gretjen Helene Photography Glasses are raised, the crowd shouts “nostrovia!” and the band plays as the crowd knocks back vodka or cava. Singers regale all ...

December 29   -  

Schütz Christmas Story Staged in Cambridge

Heinrich Schütz One of the two or three most significant composers of the 17th century, Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) during his long life wrote the earliest opera in German (alas, the music is lost), and a brilliantly challenging book of ...

December 23   -  

Singing, Listening, Imagining Across Cultures

The Boston Camerata’s “A Mediterranean Christmas” has been a staple program of that ensemble since the 1970s. Despite undergoing some revision over the years, the essence remained unchanged for this performance on December 21st in ...
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