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Opera is the big word for 2009.
Classical goodies for 2009
| December 30, 2008
Jeffrey Rink has just ended his 18th and final season as music director of Chorus pro Musica. He’ll be missed.
The Cantata Singers’ Weill retrospective, Mark Morris leading Dido , Chorus pro Musica’s Carmen
| June 03, 2008
One sign of Boston’s rich classical-music scene is that there are often hard choices to make when two outstanding events are scheduled at the same time.
Winterreise from Thomas Quasthoff and James Levine, the Cecilia’s Handel, Levine’s return, Brendel’s farewell
| February 29, 2008
Too much too soon?
Two of the most exciting concerts announced for this winter are on the same date, February 24.
Classical goodies for 2008
| January 31, 2008
How it's done
The problem with the Ninth is that it gets played like a monument.
Jonathan McPhee and the Longwood Symphony perform Beethoven's Ninth
| October 10, 2007
The opening moments of Opera Boston’s new production of Les pêcheurs de perles set me up to expect an extraordinary evening.
Opera Boston’s Pêcheurs de perles, plus Evgeny Kissin, and Bernard Haitink with the BSO
| May 08, 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
Chinese-born director Chen Shi-Zheng is the latest in a line of original opera directors (Sarah Caldwell, Peter Sellars) who’ve developed a Boston following.
Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Richard Conrad, Dolores Ziegler, and John Ferrillo
| September 26, 2006
New to Boston
Last year, Jeffrey Rink’s Chorus pro Musica gave us seductive belly wriggling; this year: “screams, rape, moans, blood, pillage” and the desire to “feast on limbs and severed heads.”
Chorus pro Musica does Verdi’s Attila ; the Bostonians do Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande
| June 07, 2006
James Levine completed his second season as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s music director with another riveting though not-quite polished evening of Schoenberg and Beethoven.
James Levine at the BSO, Ewa Podles, Gunther Schuller’s jazz, Ben Zander’s Elgar, Russell Sherman’s Mozart, Opera Boston’s Chabrier, Boston Baroque’s Purcell
| March 08, 2006
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