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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono
As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
| June 18, 2010
"Singing for the Planet"
Three masters of divergent styles convene for “Singing for the Planet”: pan-American singer/songwriter Mili Bermejo (with bassist Dan Greenspan and pianist Doug Johnson), adventurous jazz...
| June 09, 2010
Russell Sherman at Emmanuel Church
Celebrated local pianist Russell Sherman continues to explore the relationship between Haydn and Schoenberg in a program of four sonatas (Hob.XVI: 42, 34, 50, and...
| April 21, 2010
"Boston Bach Birthday 325"
Emmanuel Music’s “Boston Bach Birthday 325” will offer Bach programming all day, but the highlight, at Emmanuel Church at 7 pm, will be a discussion...
| March 17, 2010
John Harbison plus 10
Classical music in Boston is so rich, having to pick 10 special events for this winter preview is more like one-tenth of the performances I'm actually looking forward to.
Picking from a packed concert schedule
| January 01, 2010
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra's Christmas Concert
The magnificent Aardvark Jazz Orchestra plays its 37th annual Christmas concert, this year performing the "Gloria" from Mary Lou Williams's Mass (first heard at Emmanuel...
| December 17, 2009
Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra
As a prelude to a Sunday residency beginning next month at Johnny D's, the always provocative 19-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra plays a one-off at...
| November 17, 2009
Emmanuel Music conducted Harbison: "Haydn and Schoenberg: Fathers of Invention"
Emmanuel Music's "Haydn and Schoenberg: Fathers of Invention" series kicks off with John Harbison leading the ensemble in an "Inventing Genesis" program: Schoenberg's Prelude to...
| November 11, 2009
Emmanuel Music: St. Matthew Passion
John Harbison leads Emmanuel Music in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (it’s that time of year), wi...
| April 01, 2009
VIA VENETO: VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Information is a little scarce as to what GIORGIO PARONUZZI and the VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA have p...
| January 14, 2009
MERRY GENTLEMEN (AND WOMEN): AARDVARK JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Boston’s venerable avant big band, the AARDVARK JAZZ ORCHESTRA, presents its 36th annual (whew!) Ch...
| December 10, 2008
The JCA has been at it since 1985, a collective of musicians who are primarily composers rather than players, in need of an outlet to hear their pieces.
Darrell Katz and the JCA, Ben Ratliff, Jeff Turton
| November 18, 2008
Darrell Katz/Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra | The Same Thing
Boston's Jazz Composers Alliance is fearless about subject matter — this, after all, is the organization that gave us The Death of Simone Weil as an "improvisational cantata."
| November 11, 2008
PIANO GOD II: RUSSELL SHERMAN
One of the all-time most influential pianists in Boston, RUSSELL SHERMAN, plays two of the gr...
| October 23, 2008
“Deep, tough, devout — and in church! It’s a miracle!”
Emmanuel’s memorial for Craig Smith, plus Russell Sherman’s Bach, the Royal Concertgebouw, and Handel’s Semele
| February 05, 2008
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