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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BCMS Hyper-Expresses

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Brilliant accounts of Debussy’s En blanc et noir, Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music, and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire rewarded the exuberant, self-selected BCMS audience at Jordan Hall on Sunday afternoon. [continued]

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Behold Brahms

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Brahms hardly springs to mind when one thinks of the Handel and Haydn Society, but this distinguished Boston institution first presented Brahms’s Requiem in 1945 in a concert dedicated to the memory Franklin Delano Roosevelt, recorded it in 1963, and performed it six other times. The past year, for this listener, has been one of sorrow and anguish. I hoped hearing [continued]

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Surprising Chamber Music Venue

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The little town of Olive in upstate New York, a 20-minute drive from my home in Woodstock, barely exists, but one car hear some great pianists there. [continued]

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Schumann’s Many Loves

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Kuok-Wai Lio performed an all-Schumann concert comprising works represting composers, literature, children, and a woman in the latest Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts event on Saturday. [continued]

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