Dover Quartet: As Good As It Gets

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After a drenching rainstorm all Sunday morning, the sun returned just in time for the high-spirited, sold-out audience to enjoy the Dover String Quartet. Buoyant anticipation was palpable as we awaited the appearance of their terrific new violist, Julianne Lee, a longtime, much-admired member of the Boston Symphony. Formed at Curtis in 2008, the Dover Quartet has, since [continued]

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Carrying Bach Back to Leipzig

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In anticipation of its history-making appearance at the Leipzig BachFest, Emmanuel Music performed four of the “chorale cantatas” of Bach, together with four new pieces (by Marti Epstein, John Harbison, Elena Ruehr, and Errolyn Wallen) commissioned as preludes. [continued]

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For Terror and For Play: Two Pianos

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Gryaznov and Vladimir Rumyantsev’s performance of the latter’s two-piano arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances Sunday at First Church in Boston made it nearly impossible to forget about the violence and injustice currently taking place in Ukraine and other places. [continued]

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Chorus Pro Musica Runs Out to Distler

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Chorus Pro Musica under Jamie Kirsch’s direction gave an hour-long concert in Distler Auditorium at Tufts University last night, enthusiastically received by an audience of about 200. [continued]

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Music and Morels

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by Montie Meyer

The Mycelium Quartet rewarded a packed hall brimming with excitement and anticipation in the Music Monday series at the Scandinavian Center of Newton. [continued]

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Lexingtonian Anniversaries

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The Lexington Symphony, Jonathan McPhee directing, honored its 29th season by combining with the Masterworks Chorale and Concord Chorus to fill the Carey Hall  stage and half the floor with gratifying closeness for a memorable Beethoven’s Ninth on Saturday and Sunday. [continued]

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Hamelin: Perfect Mechanics and Soul

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Whenever Marc-Andre Hamelin—possessor of the universe’s most spectacular piano technique —plays, I do my best to show up…even in the wilds of Worcester. [continued]

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