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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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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
Heavy metal
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 04, 2011
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Expressions of war

One of the best string quartets in the world will be within a D-string's distance from Portland, come Monday night.
Don't miss the Takács Quartet at UNH
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  November 12, 2008