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.
Saturday’s performance ranked among Odyssey Opera’s finest and most artistically satisfying undertakings.
Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.
Odyssey Opera’s first commercially-released album is a fun showcase; BMOP delivers an excellent performance of Four Saints in Three Acts.
Picks for the top live classical performances of 2016. Feel free to agree, disagree, add to them, come up with your own list, etc.
“I have always been a fan of horror movies, and I’m sure that was part of the attraction to me.”
For my money, the biggest star on Friday night turned out to be none other than Antonin Dvořák.
“Would I love to do these big operas in Symphony Hall? Yes. When I feel like I’ve got two-thousand people to attend, I’ll move over to Symphony Hall.”
Of course, it’s a tricky business to summarize a classical music scene as busy and wide as Boston’s.