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A jazz-piano master clears his own path

When I got the pianist and composer Vijay Iyer on the phone to talk about his upcoming Celebrity Series double-bill with the Miguel Zenón Quartet, I meant to talk to him about his serene and absorbing new album Tirtha (ACT), with the tabla player Nitin
Iyer calling
By JON GARELICK  |  December 09, 2011
RAKE list

St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Dubravka Tomsic, and Emmanuel's Rake, plus BSO visiting conductors

Three recent musical high points in Boston actually went on as originally announced: no changes, no cancellations, and nothing to do with James Levine, who had his own triumphs out of town, leading Berg's Wozzeck at the Met and a concert with the Met Orc
No substitutions
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 29, 2011

Psy at the Majestic, Savion Glover at the Opera House

Montreal breeds a seemingly infinite number of new-circus companies.
Getting off the ground and into it
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 04, 2011


Choreographer Tim Rushton makes unusual, high-powered dance movement and blends it with slick but modest theatrical appurtenances, sound scores that claim your attention, and important program notes.
Tim Rushton bring existential relevance to town
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  May 07, 2010

John Harbison plus 10

Classical music in Boston is so rich, having to pick 10 special events for this winter preview is more like one-tenth of the performances I'm actually looking forward to.
Picking from a packed concert schedule
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 01, 2010

Golden years

The last thing I had in mind when I went to the Opera House Tuesday was raining on Alvin Ailey's parade — particularly since the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which he founded in 1959, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year while making it
Alvin Ailey at the Opera House
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 08, 2009


Home cooking

If the name "National Philharmonic of Russia" puts you in mind of some provincial Slavic ensemble making the American rounds, you're not alone.
The National Philharmonic of Russia at Symphony Hall
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 01, 2009

Note shapes

When the Celebrity Series announced that the Mark Morris Dance Group would do three older pieces for its annual Boston appearance, we got a chance to revisit works we haven't seen in a while.
Mark Morris at the Majestic
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 24, 2009