Amernet String Quartet Scores Extra Points

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Though the Amernet String Quartet showed up for the Maverick Concert in Woodstock on August 22nd informally outfitted, their attitude towards concertizing was in no way casual.    [continued]

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Rakitina Shines With BSO

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Two Russian woman—a conductor and a composer—and a French pianist joined the Boston Symphony Saturday for a thoroughly satisfying concert in the Shed.    [continued]

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Lockhart and Williams Share Pops Movie Night

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Friday’s Pops Movie Night at Tanglewood under John Williams and Keith Lockhart mixed familiar music with imagery from much-loved films as well as bringing out some worthy discoveries. Romance, the dark side, and adventure were musiced with appropriate gusto as the images swept us away.    [continued]

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Still a Long Way from Normal

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After an improvisatory first half medley of connected short pieces, the dreadlocked pianist Awadagin Pratt delivered a most gratifying account of the Liszt Sonata to a grateful Maverick on Sunday.    [continued]

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Harmony Plunges Into the Ives of Summer

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How does the oldest summer singer training program in the country respond to a pandemic? When you’re the Seagle Festival — a 106-year-old program in scenic Schoon Lake, New York — the answer is “very cautiously” in terms of safety, and “very audaciously” in terms of programming. And so it is that, last night, the Seagle Festival opened a sold-out world premiere — and live — performance of Harmony, an opera about the groundbreaking American composer Charles Ives. Read former BMInt writer Basil Considine’s Twin Cities Arts Reader account HERE.    [continued]

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Workshop or Performance Festival?

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A Hawaiian’s ukulele rendering of the Japanese folk song Sakura stood out as the lone highlight of Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop Online Performance Festival streaming Friday night and beyond from the New England Conservatory of Music.    [continued]

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