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The Boston Musical Intelligencer

August 2   -  

T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets with One of Beethoven’s

Mountain view from last night’s auditorium (BMInt staff photo) It is a brave classical-music impresario who invites a rural New Hampshire audience to a program including a single string quartet preceded by a 25-minute lecture and followed by a ...

July 31   -  

Lehninger, Freire’s Magnetic Precision

Marcelo-Lehinger-with-soloist-Nelson-Freire (Hilary Scott photo) Tanglewood’s Boston Symphony Orchestra opened last weekend’s concerts with two highly revered, Brazilian-born musicians: Marcelo Lehninger, conductor, and Nelson Freire, ...

July 31   -  

Damnation Worthy of its Long BSO History

Charles Dutoit, the elegant French/Swiss maestro, who thankfully has become a frequent BSO guest, led a large cast of singers and orchestra musicians in the latest chapter of the orchestra’s history with Hector Berlioz’s colorful and ...

July 31   -  

Yuan Sheng plays Debussy and Ravel on 1877 Érard

Yuan Sheng in recital (Christopher Greenleaf photo) A special fundraising recital yesterday at The Frederick Collection featured an all-French program played on what seems to have become the Collection’s most popular instrument among ...

July 30   -  

Brilliant Booby and Boor from Rose

Aaron Engebreth sings Dominick Argento’s “A Water Bird Talk” (Paul Marotta photo) A self-proclaimed booby and a supposed boor are the protagonists of the two operas by Dominick Argento presented yesterday afternoon by Monadnock ...

July 30   -  

A Success, But With Demerits

Zuill Bailey has been a regular performer at the Maverick Concerts series in Woodstock for nearly a decade now. His concert today did much to demonstrate why the audience loves him. He is a charming fellow, and his discussions of the music he played ...

July 29   -  

Do Hell’s Denizens Have More Fun?

Bowen as John Styx and Jason Connell as Pluto. (Brian Gonzalez photo) Thursday evening’s opening of the Boston Opera Collaborative’s production of Orpheus in the Underworld at the Strand Theater in Dorchester carried forward a ...

July 29   -  

Venerable Pianist in Muffled Setting

“Three Festival favorites — Beethoven, Liszt, and Anievas” (to quote the program description), the afternoon concert of the Newport Festival In the CrossPoint Church in Newport on July 26, consisted of Augustin Anievas playing the ...

July 29   -  

BCMS Summer Series Returns To Watertown Arts Center

Claude Debussy by Marcel Baschet The Boston Chamber Music Society’s Hamel Summer Series has long been a feature at Longy’s Pickman Hall on four Saturday nights in August. Two summers ago it was moved to the Arsenal Center for the ...

July 29   -  

Mohawk Trail Concerts’ Finale

Antonin Dvořák opened and closed this weekend’s final program of Mohawk Trail Concerts’ 43rd season. It also featured the débuts of several area artists. Pianists Anne Koscielny and Estela Olevsky opened with four of the ...
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