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Jonathan Blumhofer

Oct 232014
 
Fuse Commentary: “I’ve neither seen nor heard it, but I don’t like it. (And neither should you.)”: "The Death of Klinghoffer" Meets the Know-Nothing Protest

What we seem to have here is one of the glories of our democracy in action: the blind leading the oblivious; aping distortions and downright falsehoods about the opera.

Oct 152014
 
Fuse Concert Review: Boston Modern Orchestra Project's Surround Sound at Jordan Hall

The orchestral playing, a couple moments of questionable intonation notwithstanding, was commanding and, at times, exhilarating.

Sep 292014
 
Fuse Concert Review: Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons -- A Substantial Inaugural Outing

At least waiting for Andris Nelsons to take over the orchestra is done. And we don’t have to bide too much time before we get to hear more from him: his first subscription series with the BSO kicks off on Wednesday.

Sep 192014
 
Fuse Classical Music Season Preview 2014-2015: Adhering to the Safe, With Exceptions

There’s a powerful attachment to conventional repertoire among the city’s many orchestras, through are there things to look forward to. Here is a guide to what’s coming up.

Sep 082014
 
Fuse Classical Music Preview: Worcester Chamber Music Society’s 2014-15 Season — Creative, Occasionally Offbeat

Worcester Chamber Music Society is a top-notch chamber ensemble based in central Massachusetts, a region not exactly overflowing with resident, headline-grabbing professional classical music groups.

Sep 082014
 
Fuse CD Reviews: Camerata Pacifica plays John Harbison; Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov perform Beethoven

Camerata Pacifica does right by John Harbison. And when it comes to Beethoven’s music for cello and piano, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov are tops.