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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.

Sep 142016
 
Fuse Commentary/Preview: 2016 Fall Orchestral Season Overview

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.

Jan 102016
 
Fuse Commentary: 2016 Orchestral Winter/Spring Season Preview

The upcoming season is a remarkably robust one in terms of the variety of offerings and the quality (and number) of participating ensembles.

Sep 242015
 
Fuse Classical Music Commentary: 2015-16 Orchestral Fall Season Preview

It looks to be as rich, intense, and, hopefully, rewarding a season as we’ve seen in recent memory.

Sep 112013
 
Fuse Commentary: 2013-1014 Orchestral Season Preview

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.

Sep 192011
 
Fuse Classicial Music Review: The Lexington Symphony — A Standout Among Boston's Community Orchestras

The Lexington Symphony is a far more professional orchestra than the typical community orchestras around Boston (Newton Symphony, Waltham Symphony, Brookline Symphony, the Longwood Symphony) and the level of playing was high indeed.