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In the swim

My head’s swimming.
Guerilla Opera, von Stade’s farewell, the BSO, Handel and Haydn, the BPO, and that Tosca
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  October 16, 2009

Classical inheritance

A teacher told me years ago that someday "you young people will inherit classical music. Then you can do with it what you want." And so I've been waiting.
Two fixtures hand over the reins to a younger generation
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  October 02, 2009

Smaller, bigger, better

Is Boston in the midst of a ballet boom? You could certainly believe that if you attended Boston Ballet’s fourth annual season-opening gala last Saturday.
Boston Ballet’s fourth ‘Night of Stars’
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009

Crossword: ''Revenge!''

Squares in squares
Squares in squares
By MATT JONES  |  March 25, 2009

Steps . . . and more steps

Martha Graham’s Steps in the Street doesn’t look anything like a dance of the 21st century, but at the end of Boston Conservatory’s fall program last weekend it fit right in.
Boston Conservatory and BoSoma make dance work hard
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  November 13, 2008

New beginnings

Step into any classical music rehearsal space right now and you can almost taste the excitement.
Classical music comes alive this fall
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  September 10, 2008


Funny bones

It was the darkly comic offerings of Mats Ek in the middle, and the personable interpretations that gave the evening its distinction.
Stockholm 59° North at the Pillow
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 19, 2008


If the St. John Passion is Bach’s equivalent of lesser Shakespeare, the St. Matthew Passion is Bach’s King Lear.
Bernard Haitink and the BSO; Dominique Labelle with the Handel and Haydn Society
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 02, 2008

Classic love

Classic summer starts with a rock-and-roll fundraiser?
Romantic performances statewide
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  June 13, 2007

Finding inspiration

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
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  May 02, 2007

No stuffed shirts, please

“Winter, winter, spring, and winter.”
Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten, Symphony Hall, April 15, 2007
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 26, 2007


Aussies go Baroque

These folks from the Lucky Country are one of the youngest orchestras in the world, and will rock up to Portland to perform an evening of Baroque music.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra comes to the Merrill
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  April 18, 2007

Why blame Chekhov?

The Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg have been scavenging Russian literature for 30 years now in search of suitably theatrical subjects.
Eifman’s Seagull, plus [bjm_danse] and Susan Marshall
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 02, 2007

Erwartung . . .

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA music director James Levine will be back in February to continue his survey of Beethoven and Schoenberg with Metropolitan Opera diva Deborah Voigt in Beethoven’s “Ah! perfido” and Schoenberg’s Erwartung (“Awaiting”), along w
Classical goodies for 2007
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 28, 2006

Flirting with Beethoven

It is said that Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) “got around.” Even today, the old dog arouses the interests of performers and seduces listeners.
The seductive German is everywhere
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  December 27, 2006

Ballet lite

José Mateo’s Ballet Theatre has evolved an easygoing format for showing ballet work at the converted sanctuary of Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square.
José Mateo’s 20th-anniversary dances
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 11, 2006


Fire and air

“Music,” Jordi Savall writes in the liner note to one of his latest discs, Du temps et de l’instant (“Of Time and the Moment”), is “the true living history of humanity.” One could call Savall the true living history of music.
Jordi Savall ignites the musical elements
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 02, 2006

Dancing to the music?

Seeing Mark Morris Dance Group do his L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato here in Boston back on January 20 and then New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Symphony in C the following evening in New York was a rem
Mark Morris and George Balanchine
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 02, 2006

Growing Maine culture

A look back at the highlights of the decade
A look back at the highlights of the decade
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 01, 1900