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The Portland Museum of Art shows an exhibit of Shaker crafting skill
There's something fundamentally American about this very enjoyable show of Shaker work at the Portland Museum of Art.
| November 04, 2011
Pianist David Deveau, celebrating his 15th year as director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival (now Rockport Music) and the opening of the elegant, $20 million Shalin Liu Performance Center on Main Street, said that the sound in the new hall, at the
A new beginning for the music festival
| June 18, 2010
Interview: Glenn Howerton
"This is our sick twisted fantasy life."
On hitting the road with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
| September 11, 2009
Anniversaries and other occasions
Anniversaries, however fabricated, can still be useful. This year commemorates the 200th birthday of Felix Mendelssohn, the 150th birthday of Victor Herbert (both recently celebrated with intensive "orgies" on WHRB), the 200th anniversary of Haydn's dea
Masur's Mendelssohn, Orfeos from Norrington and Levine, the Discovery Ensemble, and the Inauguration 'performance'
| January 27, 2009
Mastering the motion
“Masters of Motion” is the kind of catch-all title for a dance bill that encompasses everything and puts you in mind of nothing.
‘Masters of Motion’ in Providence
| February 12, 2008
Learning to soar
Ballet has come a long way from its initial image of tights, tutus, and toe shoes.
Festival Ballet’s masterful Motion
| February 05, 2008
Dancing about architecture
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as the famous saying suggests, then Alex Ross is the Lord of the Dance.
Alex Ross’s The Rest Is Noise
| December 19, 2007
The newly formed Portland Chamber Orchestra will perform in Gorham, showcasing chamber music ranging from the Baroque period to the 20th century.
Small spaces, big chamber music
| May 02, 2007
Making small bigger
Chamber music originated in the 17th and 18th centuries for nobles and aristocrats, written by personal house composers.
Upsizing the Portland Chamber Music Festival
| February 28, 2007
From the inside
Martha Graham created a revolution in the modern dance world on many fronts, most significantly by the emotional content and the sculptural form of her work.
Martha Graham’s works still dig deep
| February 27, 2007
This article originally appeared in the June 17, 1975 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Jagger and company: to the manner reborn
| November 14, 2006
Marketplace and temple
At times, this ‘American’ program, led by the BSO’s first American music director, bordered on being a Pops concert.
The BSO’s opening night; Marcus Thompson and the Jupiter String Quartet
| October 03, 2006
Bad moon rising on local papers
Anyone familiar with the plight of newspapers knows how we have entered an era in which fewer and fewer Americans read hard copy anymore (if they can actually read), and that the Web is the place to go.
Journal Register heads for the hills
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| August 30, 2006
James Bolle’s final concert of Monadnock Music’s summer season began with a work that had had its premiere in Keene, New Hampshire, 70 years and three days earlier.
American ballet music at Monadnock; a young Latin American conductor at Tanglewood
| August 30, 2006
Not so simple gifts
The Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts” has been appropriated for everything from exultant wedding recessionals to a ludicrous car commercial, but I don’t think anyone has ever heard it in quite the same way as young Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen.
Tero Saarinen at Jacob’s Pillow
| July 25, 2006
When she was a little girl growing up in Brooklyn, director Susan H. Schulman loved Little Women.
Little Women comes close to home
| January 17, 2006
A rambling, sentimental memoir in which Ann, a young woman who works with alcoholics and schizophrenics at a shelter and feels her life is at a standstill, comes to accept that the work she’s doing is worthwhile and defines her.
Ann Randolph’s Squeeze Box
| January 17, 2006
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