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Shuffling conductors at the BSO, and 10 concerts you should see
There's lots of music to look forward to as we approach the end of winter.
| December 30, 2011
Ludovic Morlot's second week with the BSO; plus, Boston Early Music Festival's Charpentier
In his second week with the BSO, Ludovic Morlot led another stunning program originally designed for James Levine.
| December 02, 2011
Jordi Savall and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
"The Celtic Viol" — the title of the Boston Early Music Festival concert Catalan gambist Jordi Savall gave yesterday evening at Jordan Hall — looks like an oxymoron, since Irish and Scottish music is almost by definition traditional and popular and the v
| June 17, 2011
The Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition
What with the operas and the big-name visitors and the demonstrations and mini-classes and workshops and symposia and society meetings, to say nothing of the Early Music America Conference and Young Performers Festival, it would be easy to overlook the B
| June 17, 2011
Steffani's Niobe opens the Boston Early Music Festival; plus, Richard Conrad's farewell
This is the Baroque opera production I've been waiting for.
Coming of age
| June 17, 2011
Review: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI
"You are here to kneel/Where prayer has been valid.” “Here” for T.S. Eliot was a church in Huntingdonshire, but it’s hard to imagine a place where prayer has been more valid than Jerusalem, or a place where more people have died for their faith.
“Jerusalem: The City of the Two Peaces,” live At Sanders Theatre, May 5, 2010
| May 07, 2010
Composers John Harbison and Peter Lieberson are big presences this spring.
Lions and lambs
| March 12, 2010
In my review of the memorable Brahms performances Sir Simon Rattle led with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for the Celebrity Series of Boston last month, I should have mentioned that one decision responsible for the beauty and spaciousness of the or
The BSO's Brahms, Ben Zander's Wagner, Collage New Music, and the BEMF's Handel
| December 04, 2009
Springer vs. Nero!
Two opera productions overlapping at the Calderwood Pavilion exploit exploitation.
Monteverdi's Poppea opens the Boston Early Music Festival, plus the Cantata Singers, the Discovery Ensemble, and Barbara Cook at the Pops
| June 12, 2009
Interview: Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs
"Opera fans have often puzzled over the fact that Poppea does not appear to have a character the audience wants to root for, since everyone has seriously objectionable traits."
The BEMF does Poppea
| May 29, 2009
Boston Lyric Opera follows up Dvorák’s moonstruck Rusalka, with Christopher Schaldebrand in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the BSO and much more.
From Don Giovanni’s hell to Haydn’s Creation
| March 17, 2009
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