May 312013
Fuse Theater Review: A Political Refugee's Tale — "Bashir Lazhar"

Pittsfield’s Barrington Stage Company is now giving “Bashir Lazhar,” ably translated by playwright Morwyn Brebner, its American premiere and I admire the theater’s choice.

May 312013
Coming Attractions in Jazz:  Festival Preview 2013

[Updated June 21] Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. Beaches reopen, and the jazz festival season follows close on their heels. Indeed, the first major festival kicks off this Friday, before June has even begun.

May 292013
CD Reviews: Isabelle Faust plays Bartók; Wolfgang Rihm’s Symphonie “Nähe fern”; Tokyo String Quartet plays Dvorak and Smetana; Thea Musgrave’s Chamber Works for Oboe (Harmonia Mundi)

A round-up review of new releases from Harmonia Mundi — an invigorating crop of albums.