Music Director Martin Pearlman had the excellent idea to cut out 6 of the 24 arias to make Jephtha move along, and it paid off.
Two highly recommended recordings by well-known artists performing some rather off-the-beaten-path repertoire.
A memorable evening, headlined by a superb pianist who deserves a full hall, any time, anywhere.
The late Amos Oz relished the latent anarchism in Jewish holy texts — full of debates, arguments, challenges.
The Tallis Scholars are unquestionably today’s most renowned exponent of Renaissance sacred music.
When it comes to raising high spirits, the BEMF’s delightful Alcina was an inspired choice.
“I still remember; I sat in his class, and I felt my future changing as he spoke.”
These extraordinary books from world-class writers are about reviving, through words, a now-derelict town and the lives of its ten thousand murdered Jews.
Aside from his seemingly effortless technique, Roustem Saïtkoulov struck me as a poet of the piano. Music seems to be his first language.
Skylark performed an inventive and highly enjoyable program of music and tales from Norse Mythology and the land of the Vikings.