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April 18   -  

Another Emmanuel Combo Plate

Kendra Colton (file photo) Emmanuel Music completed the first year of its chamber series devoted to the music of Hugo Wolf and Felix Mendelssohn Sunday afternoon, with the last of Wolf’s Mörike Lieder and Mendelssohn’s Octet. In ...

April 17   -  

New Insights Into Familiar Works

Jonah Park Ellsworth (file photo) The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’s reprised three familiar works at Sanders Theater on Thursday night. Call them Romantic warhorses if you wish, but in all three, the performances were exciting as well as ...

April 17   -  

Harvard Remembers American Civil War

The Great Emancipator To Southerners it was known as the War of Northern Aggression, while those to the North of the Mason-Dixon lines referred to the War of Rebellion. Even 150 years after General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, deep wounds ...

April 17   -  

Handel’s Athalia To Play Mem Church

Harvard University’s Memorial Church will resound with a rarely heard opera as part of the university-wide ARTS FIRST festival. On May 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm, the Harvard University Choir and the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, under the ...

April 17   -  

BU’s Cinderella Goes Beyond the Brothers Grimm

Cendrillon is Samina Aslam Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon offers a mature and complex telling of the Cinderella story without sacrificing humor or glamour along the way. Written in 1899 (15 years after Manon), this relatively unknown opera is ...

April 16   -  

BMV: Cycling Across Cultures

Richard Pittman (file photo) Under the leadership of Richard Pittman, Boston Musica Viva closed its 46th season in Longy School of Music’s Pickman Hall on Saturday evening with four contemporary works. Sebastian Currier’s Whispers ...

April 14   -  

Strings and Oboe Abloom in Newburyport

Sunday was a day to drive beyond the burbs, indeed, all the way to Newburyport, where multitudes strolled about the sunny downtown waterfront. The concert I went to hear was at the old, reassuring, New Englandy First Religious Society, Unitarian ...

April 14   -  

RenMen Amuse and Edify

The nine-man vocal ensemble Renaissance Men (popularly known as RenMen) wrapped up its inaugural season with a pair of performances, April 10th at St. Paul’s Church, Brookline, and April 11th in Gordon Chapel at Boston’s Old South Church ...

April 14   -  

A Worthy Mendelssohnian Revival

Felix Mendelssohn thought highly enough of his Symphony No. 2 in B-flat that he allowed it to be published; that’s why it’s called No. 2, rather than No. 4, where it stood in order of composition. What he thought was wrong with the ...

April 14   -  

Melodrama at the Modern

Modern Theater before Suffolk University replaced it. (BMInt staff photo) Long champions of unjustly neglected repertories, the Musicians of the Old Post Road devoted a particularly fascinating afternoon to the music of Franz and Georg Benda at ...
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