Jun 292009
Classical Music Review: Kalifornia Kids Konquer Kambridge

By Caldwell Titcomb The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO), made up of the most talented high-school string players in California’s Bay Area, kicked off its first East Coast tour with an impressive June 27 concert in Harvard’s Sanders Theatre before [...]

Jun 182009
Classical Music Review: It’s ‘Sick Puppy’ Time

By Caldwell Titcomb Attention has shifted from the very old to the very new: the Boston Early Music Festival ended on June 14, and June 13 saw the start of the eight-day 2009 Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at [...]

Jun 092009
Opera Review: ‘L’Incoronazione di Poppea’

By Caldwell Titcomb If you know a bit about opera, you will have heard of Verdi – but perhaps not of Monteverdi. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was the first major composer in the history of opera, and the biennial Boston Early [...]

Jun 032009
Theater Symposium: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

By Caldwell Titcomb Starting in 1769 serious questions have been raised as to whether William Shakespeare (1564–1616) of Stratford-upon-Avon actually wrote the plays and poems attributed to him. For some years the true author was claimed to be Sir Francis [...]