Sep 132017
Commentary: 2017-18 Orchestral, Opera, and New Music Season Preview

Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.

Dec 172015
Fuse Music Feature: Best Classical Performances of 2015

Of course, it’s a tricky business to summarize a classical music scene as busy and wide as Boston’s.

Jul 302015
Fuse CD Reviews: James MacMillan conducts Vaughan Williams, MacMillan, and Britten and Boston Lyric Opera’s "Clemency"

Two recent albums feature compositions by James MacMillan, one of Europe’s leading composers, as well as an opportunity to hear him conducting.

Dec 242014
Fuse Music Commentary: Notable Classical Performances of 2014

It’s fun to recall what’s been played locally since January and be reminded just how rich the greater Boston area’s classical music scene really is.

Apr 292013
Fuse Concert Review: The Boston Lyric Opera Takes a Fresh Look at "The Flying Dutchman"

The Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “The Flying Dutchman” may not the subtlest you will see — the Freudian elements are slathered on pretty thick — but the nervy dramatic concept adds to our understanding of the opera without compromising its core elements.

Oct 292011
Classical Music Sampler: November 2011

It’s “Mahler Unleashed” month at the New England Conservatory. I heartily recommend all of the “Mahler Unleashed” events.