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New kids: The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, plus BEMF’s Orfeo and the Takács Quartet

There's a shiny new band in town, conductor Benjamin Zander's Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, a 117-member ensemble consisting of New England players from 12 to 21. The inaugural concert nearly sold out Symphony Hall for an auspicious debut.

By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 30, 2012
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Ballet Hispanico falls short

All three dances presented by Ballet Hispanico at the Cutler Majestic last weekend depended heavily on costume effects to convey their messages.
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By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 16, 2012
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Photos: Vamos al tiroteo at the Cutler Majestic Theatre

Rafaela Carrasco’s flamenco dance show Vamos al tiroteo at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, March 2-3, 2012.
Rafaela Carrasco’s flamenco dance show Vamos al tiroteo at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, March 2-3, 2012
By ERIC ANTONIOU  |  March 09, 2012
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Kathleen Turner can't save High

The most shocking thing about High (at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through December 11) is not that Kathleen Turner plays a nun.
Wasted
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 09, 2011
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Mabou Mines deconstructs Ibsen, plus The Civilians

I have been looking forward to this Obie-winning allegory built on Ibsen's A Doll's House since it opened in New York in 2003.
In the Heights
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 04, 2011
May 20-22 | Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Cutler Majestic Theatre

May 20-22 | Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Cutler Majestic Theatre


  When Alvin Ailey founded his eponymous dance company in the 1950s, it was a big step toward bringing a stronger African-American presence to the...
By Scott Kearnan  |  May 16, 2011


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Abraham and company deliver the goods

The Rialto intersects Wall Street in Theatre for a New Audience's steely, droll, and deeply disquieting The Merchant of Venice (presented by ArtsEmerson at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through April 10).
Mighty merchant
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2011
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Tod Machover's Death and the Powers, plus Norrington's C.P.E. Bach and the Cantata Singers' B-minor Mass

In her director's note for the American premiere of Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera , Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, wrote that this "work of music-theater . . . has brought together artists from the widest r
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By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 25, 2011
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Preview: Love and Robots in Death and the Powers: The Robots' Opera

A third of the way through the opera Death and the Powers: the Robots' Opera , the leading man becomes a machine.
In Tod Machover's new opera, Death and the Powers , high technology meets high anxiety
By CHRIS DAHLEN  |  March 18, 2011
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Terpsichore's delight: Boston's Spring dance preview

Ballet, international dance, dance filmmakers, popular dance, and more -- there's something for every fan of dance in Boston this Spring.
Springing into dance
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 18, 2011
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From Cleopatra to Picasso to Alan Turing: Spring theater in Boston

Famous historical figures come to life on the Boston theater scene this spring.
Familiar faces
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 18, 2011


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Robo roles


  By the time we were in high school, many of us had already learned to perceive art and science as very different disciplines. The...
By Scott Kearnan  |  March 07, 2011
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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
Mental gymnastics

Mental gymnastics


Many states of mind lend themselves to physical metaphors. When stressed, we feel like we're juggling too much. When happy, we feel like we're walking...
By Scott Kearnan  |  January 10, 2011
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Sing, sing, sing!

For opera lovers, the offerings last fall were at best a little thin. But this winter, it seems, everyone's doin' it.
Opera is this winter's warmer
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 31, 2010
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The Best Boston Dance Stories of 2010

Some of the past year's most interesting dance events recaptured iconic moments in our history, either as usable texts for today's dancers or as a springboard into reinterpretation, parody, and nostalgia.
Tradition, innovation, and (loving) parody animated the year's dance
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  December 24, 2010


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Review: A House in Bali

A House in Bali , Evan Ziporyn's dense syncretic opera, regales you with sounds, moves, images, and contradictions. It's a little like visiting Bali for the first time. The strangeness can be overwhelming, but you'll never forget the clangor.
Evan Ziporyn's tenuous idyll
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 15, 2010
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Review: The Laramie Residency

You can't accuse "The Laramie Residency" of being anything less than exhaustive in its four-and-a-half-hour series of interviews about the 1998 Matthew Shepard murder.
The Laramie Project updates itself at the Cutler Majestic Theatre
By ED SIEGEL  |  October 01, 2010
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Project in Progress


Photo: KEN FRIEDMAN In film, the best sequels improve, or at least expand, upon their source material. But unfortunately, for every worthy successor (like, say,...
By Scott Kearnan  |  September 20, 2010
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ArtsEmerson's sophisticated street cred

Connoisseurs and casual consumers this season will enjoy two debuts that will instantly redefine the depth and breadth of the Boston arts experience.
The renovated Paramount Center gives Boston a new intellectual anchor
By PETER KADZIS  |  September 17, 2010
"Shakespeare and the Law: Henry V"

"Shakespeare and the Law: Henry V"


“Kill all the prisoners”? That’s the order the Bard’s title hero appears to have given during the climactic St. Crispin’s Day battle in Henry V....
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010


June 10, 11 and 13 | Boston Gay Men's Chorus at Cutler Majestic Theatre

June 10, 11 and 13 | Boston Gay Men's Chorus at Cutler Majestic Theatre


This week marks the 40th anniversary of Boston Pride, one of the oldest and largest gay-pride events in the country, now with more than one...
By Scott Kearnan  |  May 31, 2010

Chorus of robots, and maybe an iPhone app: meet MIT Media Lab, the Opera


The MIT MEDIA LAB is best known for shocking the world with next-level innovations like e-ink and the $100 laptop. But now it's teamed up...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 07, 2010
Momix at the Cutler Majestic Theatre

Momix at the Cutler Majestic Theatre


We’re trying to remember the last time Momix was in town — it’s surely been too long. Moses Pendleton’s troupe serves up its trademark whimsy,...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010
Opera Boston's "La Grande-Duchesse De Gérolstein" with Stephanie Blythe

Opera Boston's "La Grande-Duchesse De Gérolstein" with Stephanie Blythe


Red-hot mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe has the title role in Opera Boston's production of Jacques Offenbach’s La Grande-Duchesse De Gérolstein, the story of a spoiled (just...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
Teatro Lirico D'Europa present Mozart's "Le Nozze Di Figaro"

Teatro Lirico D'Europa present Mozart's "Le Nozze Di Figaro"


When you want a solid, no-frills, well-sung production of a mainstream opera like Le Nozze Di Figaro (i.e., "The Marriage of Figaro"), who you gonna...
By webteam  |  March 03, 2010


"Madame White Snake" at the Cutler Majestic Theatre

"Madame White Snake" at the Cutler Majestic Theatre


And a world premiere, no less, as Opera Boston: presents Madame White Snake, an opera by composer Zhou Long and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs that's...
By webteam  |  February 24, 2010
Snake on the Make

Snake on the Make


There's nothing like a good, old-fashioned power ballad to capture the occasional melancholy of love. And now that Valentine's Day is behind us and we...
By Scott Kearnan  |  February 22, 2010
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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
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2009: The year in Classical

This was a queasy year for classical music.
Beating the quease
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 25, 2009