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The BSO’s conductor roulette

The last few BSO concerts of the season have had their pleasures and raised some questions, especially about who might be the next BSO music director, one of Boston's — indeed, one of the country's —major cultural positions.

By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 14, 2012
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Adès returns

Last year's most satisfying Boston Symphony concert was led by the 41-year-old British composer/conductor/pianist Thomas Adès, who combined music from his marvel-filled opera, The Tempest (2004), with other works inspired by Shakespeare's late romance

By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 30, 2012
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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.  
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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