The Chorus pro Musica is off to a good start for the season and can be looked to for continued artistry in the choral realm. The concert was, with my exceptions noted, a rewarding afternoon of excellent music making
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is a tribute band, but not just any tribute band. TAPFS is considered the best tribute band in the world today, a title they have defended since 1988.
The Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of “Macbeth,” with sets designed by John Conklin, is based on elements of a New York City Opera production and plays up the macabre elements of the story, which are many.
The audience went wild after each piece Philippe Jaroussky sang. There were three gorgeous encores, ending with the slow, familiar aria from Handel’s “Xerxes”. Most of the crowd would have been happy to have stayed for more. We knew this was an Apollo’s Fire concert to remember.
Boston’s Cantata Singers opens its 48th season with an eclectic musical mix of the Baroque and the Modern.
Betsy Burleigh was in command throughout the concert, and she is steering the Providence Singers in a solid direction.
After intermission, Mr. Lang closed the concert with Frederic Chopin’s Twelve Etudes (Op. 25). This is music in which Mr. Lang is completely in his element, and his performance of these fearsomely difficult pieces was a marvel of extraordinary technical skill.
Not only is TAPFS considered the best Pink Floyd tribute band, but it is argued that they are the best cover band in the world.
There isn’t much going on in November. The highlights of the month are the Omar Souleyman and Felix Kubin shows, so try to make it to one of those.
There was a memorial service for Caldwell Titcomb, invaluable friend of the arts in New England, yesterday in the Memorial Church at Harvard University. He passed away on June 12th of leukemia at the age of 84. The ceremony was moving and heartfelt, with memories shared about Caldwell as a friend, composer, critic, grammarian, teacher, brother, long-time President of the Elliot Norton Awards, and researcher in African-American history.