Mercury Ascendant

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The Mercury Orchestra, an accomplished volunteer contingent directed by the musical polymath Channing Yu, focused on late-romantic works ranging from romance through marriage, illicit love and ecstasy to death Sunday at Sanders; they did not disappoint.    [continued]

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Mutter and BSO Commemorate Previn

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The BSO billed Saturday night’s concert at Tanglewood as a celebration of the life of Andre Previn, the polymath pianist (of both jazz and classical repertory), composer, and conductor, not to mention the sometime husband of the evening’s soloist, Anne-Sophie Mutter.    [continued]

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RCMF Continues

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Pianist Max Levinson wowed at Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center Sunday as soloist and in collaborations with pianist Sae Yoon Chon, cellist Andés Díaz and violinist Barry Shiffman.    [continued]

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Shanghai Opens Maverick

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Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, just beginning its 104th season, has some unusual features this year. Its Sunday concerts are all classical music, but the Saturday evenings will all be something else. Yesterday featured the return of the Shanghai Quartet, the longest running ensemble in the current Maverick schedule.    [continued]

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 “Sacred Service”

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Central to the Brookline Consort concert of the music of many faiths that took place at June 22nd at United Parish Church in Brookline, and the inspiration for its title, stood Ernest Bloch’s Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service).    [continued]

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An Enticing Spanish Mix

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Halcyon Music Festival’s “The Colors of Spain” allowed Friday’s listeners in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth to hear chamber music of some Spanish composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who are better known for their solo piano pieces and, especially, their vocal works.    [continued]

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