“Transcendent music I have heard” by Chameleon Arts Ensemble

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Today, concerts more often than not come with program titles which are meant to inform and even pique the curiosity of the concertgoer. The Chameleon Arts Ensemble’s program title, “transcendent music I have heard,” puzzled me. [Click title for full review]    [continued]

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A Concert to “Create Memories” Russell Sherman, piano

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Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes represent some of the most technically challenging works in the repertory. It is always an event to hear just a few of them, and a tour-de-force for any pianist to play all in a single evening. Russell Sherman did just that in Jordan Hall last Thursday, and he brought with him his formidable arsenal of fingers and probing musicianship for the occasion. [Click on title for full review]    [continued]

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A Benefit on the Eve of the Autumnal Equinox

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The Concord Orchestra, Alan Yost, conductor, plays the Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2, Kathryn Denney soloist; Debussy’s Syrinx for solo flute with Susan Jackson and Sacred and Profane Dances for Harp and String Orchestra with Emily Halpern Lewis; 3 Poems of Mallarmé with soprano Sarah Telford; and Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess. [Click on title for full review]    [continued]

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Glimmerglass Opera Festival

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Reviews of four operas: Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Wagner’s Liebesverbot, Handel’s Giulio Cesare and Cole Porter’s Kiss me Kate. [Click on title for full review]    [continued]

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