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From Jurowski to Gatsby: 10 top-notch spring events hosted at Boston's premier classical-music venues

Last year, Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski's BSO debut with Shostakovich's daunting Fourth Symphony was Boston's most thrilling orchestral concert in a long time.

By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 01, 2013
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Tippett's Midsummer Marriage in concert

One of the great disappointments created by last year's mid-season demise of Opera Boston was that Boston wouldn't get its first viewing of Sir Michael Tippett's 1955 The Midsummer Marriage.

By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 09, 2012
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Jason Moran at Jordan Hall

I have to admit, I was not sanguine at the beginning of this highly anticipated concert by pianist and composer Jason Moran.
"In My Mind"
By JON GARELICK  |  February 03, 2012
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Review: George Li, plus Gidon Kremer and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos with the BSO

Sixteen-year-old Boston pianist George Li is prodigious in more than one way. He's not merely a technical wizard, but a thoughtful and serious musician.
Lightness of being
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 04, 2011
Review and Audio: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum at Boston's Jordan Hall, September 10

Review and Audio: Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum at Boston's Jordan Hall, September 10


Photo credit: LumpBoston, for ClickyClicky, via Flickr. Check out their review here.) He'd been away so long that at the end they would not let...
By Carly Carioli  |  September 11, 2011
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Three pianists, and some impressive chamber music

Three remarkable pianists who couldn't be more different from one another have made some major appearances in the past few weeks.    
Prestidigitation
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 01, 2011


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Adès, Tetzlaff, and Kissin at the BSO; Matthew Polenzani's Schubert

After too many weeks of watching the Boston Symphony Orchestra scramble to replace maestro James Levine, both in Boston and on tour, we finally got a concert that went as planned.  
Tempestuous
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 08, 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 Top 10 Classical Music Stories of 2010

The good, the not-so-good, and the departed
The good, the not-so-good, and the departed
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 24, 2010
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Review: Jonathan McPhee & the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall

Jonathan McPhee is a hard man to keep up with.
Where's the audience?
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 17, 2010
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Cuban and Brazilian imports, plus homeboy Ran Blake

Groove isn't everything, but it'll do.
Groove again
By JON GARELICK  |  October 29, 2010


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Review: Longwood Symphony Orchestra's opening night

Jordan Hall, October 2, 2010
Jordan Hall, October 2, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 08, 2010
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Fall Classical Preview: The power of music

Here’s my Top 10 list, in chronological order, of some of the season’s most appealing and important classical music events: symphonies, chamber music, operas.
 And, we hope, the good health of James Levine
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 17, 2010
Boston Modern Orchestra Project at Jordan Hall

Boston Modern Orchestra Project at Jordan Hall


"I think that playing the same music over and over again is irresponsible, uninteresting, and somewhat immoral." That's Boston Modern Orchestra Project director Gil Rose...
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010
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Blythe spirit

Leaving the Cutler Majestic after the opening night of Opera Boston’s latest Offenbach, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein , you could see the smiling faces of an audience that had had a good time.
Opera Boston’s Offenbach, Thomas Quasthoff, the BSO, Boston Baroque, and BU’s Sondheim
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 14, 2010
David Hoose and the Cantata Singers perform Schütz's "Schwanengesang"

David Hoose and the Cantata Singers perform Schütz's "Schwanengesang"


David Hoose and the Cantata Singers conclude their season of exploring the great 17th-century German composer Heinrich Schütz with his swan song, Schwanengesang, which he...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010


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Jonathan McPhee and The Longwood Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan McPhee and The Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall on May 1, 2010
 Northern Lights
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2010
Boston Baroque with Michael Maniaci + Martin Pearlman

Boston Baroque with Michael Maniaci + Martin Pearlman


In the 17th century, castrati were like rock stars, but since iTunes hadn’t yet been invented, there’s no socially acceptable way to hear one. Boston...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010
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Ye gods!

Much beautiful music turns up in the 18th-century operatic form that’s probably most alien to a modern audience.
BLO’s Idomeneo, BU’s Susannah, Garfein’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Zander’s Stravinsky, and Pollini’s Chopin
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 30, 2010
Jonathan McPhee and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra

Jonathan McPhee and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra


Don’t let this one slip under your radar: Boston Ballet’s redoubtable Jonathan McPhee leading the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4 (Inextinguishable)...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
Thomas Quasthoff at Jordan Hall

Thomas Quasthoff at Jordan Hall


Great lieder singing is on the bill this afternoon when the fabulous German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff and his accompanist, Justus Zeyen, treat us to songs...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010


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All you need is love

Outpourings of love have been flooding the Boston musical scene.
Marylou Speaker Churchill memorial, Emmanuel Music’s Haydn/Schoenberg, and more
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 23, 2010
Benjamin Zander + the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Benjamin Zander + the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra


We’re eager to hear Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra explain how the three pieces on their final program of the season — Mexican...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010
Stefon Harris + the Imani Winds at Jordan Hall

Stefon Harris + the Imani Winds at Jordan Hall


Composer/vibraphonist Stefon Harris is a young jazz star who’s studied classical composition as well as jazz performance. The Imani Winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon) typically...
By webteam  |  April 14, 2010
St. Lawrence String Quartet at Jordan Hall

St. Lawrence String Quartet at Jordan Hall


It may have got its start in Canada back in 1989, but the St. Lawrence String Quartet currently resides at Stanford University, where its four...
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010
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Bach beat

Composers John Harbison and Peter Lieberson are big presences this spring.
Lions and lambs
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 12, 2010


David Hoose and the Cantata Singers at Jordan Hall

David Hoose and the Cantata Singers at Jordan Hall


David Hoose and the Cantata Singers continue their Heinrich Schütz season with a powerhouse concert of music that Schütz wrote (selections from his Cantiones sacrae...
By webteam  |  March 10, 2010
Jonathan McPhee and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall

Jonathan McPhee and the Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall


Jonathan McPhee leads the doctors and medical personnel of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in the kind of imaginative program we've come to expect from these...
By webteam  |  March 09, 2010
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Review; Fred Hersch at Jordan Hall

Photos from Fred Hersch's set at Jordan Hall
Fred Hersch, live at Jordan Hall, February 17, 2010
By JON GARELICK  |  February 26, 2010
Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque perform Monteverdi

Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque perform Monteverdi


Four hundred years old and as beautiful as ever, Claudio Monteverdi's sumptuous 1610 Marian vespers, Vespro Della Beata Vergine, gets a birthday outing from Martin...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010