First Good Look at Attacca

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Sunday afternoon concert of Haydn, Billy Childs, Caroline Shaw, and Verdi quartets met the Gardner’s request for a “diverse and eclectic” program, which perhaps inadvertanly raised Verdi’s string quartet, the opera giant’s sole chamber work, to a rare importance.    [continued]

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Pagliacci: An Immersive Extravaganza

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The Boston Lyric Opera’s immersive version of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci transformed the utilitarian Steriti Memorial Ice Skating Rink into a circus wonderland. Sung in English and Italian, this production, which opened Friday and continues through October 6th, intensifies the realism and immediacy of the familiar verismo two-acter.    [continued]

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A 3-n-One Cello Evening

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Sarasa gave an unusual  cello(s) recital in the Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church Saturday in which three of the Bach solo cello suites shared the stage with three-cello trios by Giacobbe Basevi Cervetto (c. 1682–1783), an Italian composer of Sephardic Jewish extraction who lived the second half of his enormously long life in England.    [continued]

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BAE Appealed to Devoted Following

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Boston Artists Ensemble, the brainchild of cellist and artistic director Jonathan Miller, opened its season at St. Paul’s Church in Brookline Sunday with Mozart, Beethoven, and Janáček;  John Ferillo, the featured player in Mozart’s charming Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F, K. 370 lent the event a special appeal.    [continued]

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Jorge Sosa and Cerise Jacobs Dream

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The timely, poignant, and artistically satisfying I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dream, which premiered on Friday at the Emerson Paramount, allows some of Boston’s best up-and-coming female voices explore dislocation and transformation in America. The run continues Saturday and Sunday.    [continued]

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Frei singer’s Orchestra mit Frei schützen

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Peter Freisinger recruited an international cast of DMAs, graduate students, and experienced professionals from all over the world for his 12th-annual chamber orchestra fest at Old South Church. Sunday’s bill of fare came from an Italian and two Poles.    [continued]

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No Bad Luck for Local Saxophone Quartet

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The Jamaica Plain Saxophone Quartet took the stage at MIT’s Killian Hall last Friday, launching the its AfterDark series with contemporary classical pieces tied to Boston.    [continued]

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