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NEC brings back Leon Kirchner’s Lily
Leon Kirchner's Lily, wasn't the only opera to have a disastrous premiere (some now-indispensable Verdi and Puccini were opening-night failures).
Making a comeback
| April 06, 2012
Emmanuel Music, NEC's Offenbach, Primary Source, Lunatics at Large, plus guest conductors at the Handel and Haydn Society and the BSO, and Benjamin Zander with the Boston Philharmonic
What an amazing array of music we've had lately.
| March 02, 2012
A young jazz master looks to a personal hero
Jason Moran — 37-year-old MacArthur Fellow and New England Conservatory teacher — epitomizes what's best about the current jazz scene: a composer and pianist who can — and does — draw on all eras.
| January 27, 2012
Old favorites and debuts make the scene
We have to wait for spring to see Charlie Haden's Quartet West and the Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau duo, but there are still plenty of ways to keep an eye and ear on jazz in the winter months.
| December 30, 2011
Giant Steps: Ted Rosenthal, Danilo Pérez, and Vijay Iyer
The sound was maddeningly familiar.
| September 03, 2010
It's not the solos, though they're usually as inviting as they are bracing. And it's not the charts, though they're often as persuasive as they are unpredictable.
Darcy James Argue's genre-stretching Secret Society
| August 06, 2010
For Josh Sinton, Steve Lacy stood out almost from the beginning.
A jazz master’s legacy finds traction
| May 21, 2010
The timely highlight of Gil Rose’s latest BMOP (Boston Modern Orchestra Project) concert, “Strings Attached,” was a new/old piece (2004, revised 2009) for two string orchestras by Scott Wheeler now called Crazy Weather — the new title taken from a John
BMOP, and the Christian Wolff festival
| March 26, 2010
Hankus Netsky founded the Klezmer Conservatory Band 30 years ago at New England Conservatory and sparked an American klezmer revival that continues to this day.
The KCB's main man talks Klezmer
| February 26, 2010
Review; Fred Hersch at Jordan Hall
Photos from Fred Hersch's set at Jordan Hall
Fred Hersch, live at Jordan Hall, February 17, 2010
| February 26, 2010
Steampunk and Lima Beans
The hook for Darcy James Argue's Secret Society — who come to the Regattabar Thursday the 25th — is that they're a "steampunk big band."
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and the Bert Seager Trio
| February 12, 2010
Things aren’t always what they’re called — we know that flying fish don’t fly and starfish aren’t even fish.
The crooked folk of Cuddle Magic
| December 18, 2009
REVIEW: Dominique Eade Quartet + Lake Street Dive at Scullers on October 21
Lake Street Dive It's hard to say what in particular cast such a giddy glow over New England Conservatory's "Generations of Jazz" show at Scullers...
| October 22, 2009
In one of Karlheinz Stockhausen's weirdest creations, the ensemble is instructed to "play a sound with the certainty that you have an infinite amount of time and space." Stephen Drury doesn't mind that so much. But fasting for four days? "No."
Stephen Drury takes on Stockhausen
| February 18, 2009
Ring in the new
If 2009 lives up to the grace and power of some of the concerts that began it, we can look forward to a vintage year.
Haydn trios, Kirchner's 90th-birthday concert, Cantata Singers' Britten, Teatro Lirico's Aida
| January 20, 2009
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