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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.

Aug 182014
 
Fuse Concert Review: Monadnock Music's Season Finale -- The Stuff of Inspiration

Things are going well with Monadnock Music: before Saturday’s concert kicked off, managing director Christopher Sink announced that the festival had cleared its financial debts as it heads into next year’s 50th anniversary season.

Aug 172014
 
Fuse Music Review: An Exhilarating Performance of "Candide" at Tanglewood

It occurred to me that, given the variety of the Metropolitan Opera’s current problems, maybe General Manager Peter Gelb should consider putting this best of all possible Candides on his menu.

Jul 222014
 
Fuse Concert Review: Violinist Joshua Bell and Conductor-Designate Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood

To judge from the BSO’s responsive playing and the audience’s enthusiastic responses, director-designate Andris Nelsons can’t do much wrong these days. Of course, a decade ago, neither could James Levine.