A Duo Says Hello

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Christian Tetzlaff and Kirill Gerstein debuted their  duo for Bostonians at a Jordan Hall Celebrity Series Concert on Sunday. They held this listener enthralled. [continued]

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A Mother and an Artist 

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On Sunday afternoon at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum the trio touring project, “Diametrically Composed,” displayed a collection of newly commissioned works  rendering depictions of today’s women. [continued]

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De-mythologized Carmen

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Boston Opera Collaborative staged a concise, bold, and refreshing production of Peter Brook’s La tragédie de Carmen at the newly renovated Arrow Street Arts. [continued]

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BSO Engages Two Senses

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Wagner’s Liebestod, two takes on Prometheus, and Anna Clyne’s new Color Vision infused Symphony Hall with sound and light on Saturday afternoon. [continued]

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A Monumental Quandary

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Handel and Haydn Society’s April 5th performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass at Symphony Hall united a chorus of professional singers, mostly-excellent soloists, and a period orchestra including some distinguished virtuosi, with a well-regarded Bach specialist at the helm. [continued]

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Ohlsson and an Easter for the Senses

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Garrick Ohlsson strode onto the Jordan Hall stage for this Easter afternoon Boston Symphony Chamber Players concert, featuring befitting Bach, followed by Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps, perhaps epitomizing it. [continued]

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The Vocal Recital Abides

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Though last night’s intimate Vaughan Williams vocal recital began with a duet of “a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino” (Shakespeare), the lovers and the lasses of sweet spring love soon made way for ponderers on religious and the metaphysical stuffs during Boston Art Song Society’s visit to Somerville Music Spaces. [continued]

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Rare Extended-Piano Gems With A Bang

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NEC piano professor Steve Drury, along with many aficionados of master Ives and prepared-piano virtuosity, finished their celebration for the Charles Ives 150th Birthday on March 27th at Jordan Hall. [continued]

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Ida’s Ardor

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The storied Sudbury Savoyards’s recent production of one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s least-performed works, Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant, at the Kirschner Auditorium Theater at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School from February 24 – March 2, 2024, achieved a rousing success. [continued]

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Warming, Cantabile, and Zany

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Music Mondays hosted violinist Angella Ahn and pianist Jean Schneider yesterday at the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton and on livestream. [continued]

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Bach and Friends Please Birthday Celebrants

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The Saturday afternoon concert offerings at First Lutheran Church’s Boston Bach Birthday celebration introduced three solo performers who brought the old composer’s music to life again in starkly different ways. [continued]

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Gaia: BSO in a Shorter Symphony

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A jazz quartet with one-of-a-kind vocalist-bassist, esperanza spalding, and the BSO with Clark Rundell contributed to “Celebrating the Symphonic Legacy of Wayne Shorter” Thursday evening. The spectacular voice, and fulfilling message should not be missed. [continued]

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Composing for 37 Years at MIT

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In the intimate but acoustically reassuring Killian Hall, with the cooperation of Collage New Music, the MIT Music Department hosted an evening of Peter Childs’s recent works. [continued]

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Mesmeric Gallicthumpery

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Imagine being in a packed Symphony Hall, listening to three beloved masterpieces played by a terrific orchestra, a brilliant, very young competition winner, and a conductor (also very young), who has been sought after by a huge number of prestigious orchestras. The hottest of hot tickets.  This  Sunday night arrived courtesy of the Celebrity Series [continued]

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