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Opera Boston’s Cardillac, plus another Levine cancellation, H&H’s Handel, the Takács Quartet, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky
One of the major musical events of the season, Opera Boston’s New England premiere of Paul Hindemith’s Cardillac, was upstaged by the depressing announcement by BSO managing director Mark Volpe, just before the first of the BSO’s four performances of Mah
| March 04, 2011
Sparring with the Ultimate
There’s never been a more brilliant exemplar of the ballet art than George Balanchine.
Boston Ballet in The Four Temperaments, Apollo, and Theme and Variations
MARICA B. SIEGEL
| May 14, 2010
Theme and variations
George Balanchine was famous for “non-story” ballets, but when you put three of his works — the usual number to fill up an evening — together, you always get some kind of narrative.
Boston Ballet’s ‘Ultimate Balanchine’
| May 14, 2010
"I can no longer stand to let this travesty continue," sings a character in Madame White Snake , the new opera based on an ancient Chinese legend co-commissioned by Opera Boston, which has just presented its world premiere. I'm afraid I shared the senti
Opera Boston presents the world premiere of Madame White Snake; plus the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Boston Philharmonic
| March 05, 2010
Reeling in the years
Call John Pizzarelli a mensch — he's smart, chatty, and a hot ticket. Hell of a guitarist, too.
John Pizzarelli keeps jazz moving on
| February 26, 2010
Dan Hunter wants you to know that a tuba is more than an oom-pah-pah machine or the big, shiny bell in the back of the orchestra. To Hunter, the tuba is a storyteller, an opera singer, and a melodic instrument.
Hunter moves from the back of the hall to the spotlight
| February 19, 2010
Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009
A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
| September 18, 2009
Adam and Eve
A day at New York City Ballet that starts with a matinee of Coppélia and ends with a Balanchine evening might seem to offer merely the contrast between classic and modern, old and new.
It's boy-meets-girl at New York City Ballet
| January 13, 2009
Probably most music lovers wouldn’t head their greatest-composer list with Carl Orff, despite the popularity of his violent, garish, sumptuously tuneful Carmina burana .
The BSO’s Carmina burana, the Cantata Singers, the Boston Camerata, and BLO’s Tales of Hoffmann
| November 11, 2008
It wasn’t as bad as what happened at Opening Night at the Pops last May, but it was still awful.
Good playing, bad karma at the BSO gala
| October 10, 2007
Cantata Singers director David Hoose must feel that Weill’s music is more timely than ever.
Kurt Weill in Stow; Ziegler and Lima sing Mahler
| September 26, 2007
There’s more to Boston’s classical music scene than the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
The BSO goes traveling, and Berlin comes to Boston
| September 12, 2007
Classic summer starts with a rock-and-roll fundraiser?
Romantic performances statewide
| June 13, 2007
What’s in a phrase?
There are lots of references to heaven in Bach’s Passions and cantatas, but one of his most heavenly pieces has no words at all.
The Cantata Singers’ season finale; Leon Fleisher and the Emerson String Quartet
| May 22, 2007
Love and death
“Classic Balanchine” as opposed to . . . “Jazz Balanchine”? “Porno Balanchine”? What was the alternative?
Boston Ballet's "Classic Balanchine" has all the basics
| May 09, 2007
The BSO has been having terrible luck hanging on to its star soloists.
BSO cancellations, plus the Camerata, Jonathan Biss, Emmanuel Music, and more
| March 28, 2007
Sight and insight
“New Visions” is the kind of title ballet-company directors come up with for programs that are sort of new and are hoping for vision.
Boston Ballet’s ‘New Visions’
| March 07, 2007
Opera, opera, opera
Every performance at Santa Fe was packed, and few subscribers left unhappy.
At Santa Fe and Tanglewood and in New York
| August 15, 2006
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