There’s so much going on in the area that’s good that it’s a challenge to go wrong.
A line-up of concerts, performances, and recordings that, as 2017 draws to its close, I can’t, for one reason or many, shake from my memory.
Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.
There aren’t too many ensembles around that consistently remind us how fresh, rich, diverse, and thought-provoking contemporary can be.
Whatever challenges there may be, the enthusiasm of the New England Philharmonic’s leadership is infectious.
Picks for the top live classical performances of 2016. Feel free to agree, disagree, add to them, come up with your own list, etc.
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.
The upcoming season is a remarkably robust one in terms of the variety of offerings and the quality (and number) of participating ensembles.
It looks to be as rich, intense, and, hopefully, rewarding a season as we’ve seen in recent memory.
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.