This performance was far more than special and crazily beautiful — it was extraordinary.
Peter Child’s challenge was to match his orchestral and choral music to the harrowing nature of the text — and he worked this out well.
The Cantata Singers prefaced its intriguing, Jewish-themed performance with a marvelously sensory, spiritual experience.
In the six years I’ve now been reviewing for the Fuse, I can honestly say that the 2016-17 season looks to be one of the liveliest in recent memory.
There was no question that Music Director David Hoose loves these four pieces. The chorus was meticulously prepared, and sounded wonderful.
The upcoming season is a remarkably robust one in terms of the variety of offerings and the quality (and number) of participating ensembles.
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.
The jam-packed audience for the opening performance of the fiftieth season was filled with Cantata Singers old timers.
So, even though certain pieces by Mendelssohn and Beethoven seem to be turning up with greater frequency than perhaps may be healthy, there is still much to admire and look forward to in the upcoming orchestral season.
This month I am simply listing concerts I expect will be great. My pick of the month is the Boston debut of a new Flute, Viola, and Harp trio, starring instrumental superstars Marina Piccinini, Kim Kashkashian, and Sivan Magen.