Music

Classical Music Review: Boston Early Music Festival’s Duo of Charpentier Operas Delights

November 28, 2011
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I keep being surprised by the brilliant productions and overall excellence of the concerts Boston Early Music Festival presents.

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Classical Music Review: A Love-in for Itzhak Perlman

November 22, 2011
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Violinist Itzhak Perlman is the go-to guy when a world-class violinist is needed at presidential inaugurations, for visiting royalty, and as a guest for cooking shows.

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Classical Music Review: The BSO — A Chemistry Lesson

November 21, 2011
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It was clear from the moment Ludovic Morlot mounted the podium that he and the Boston Symphony Orchestra possess a strong chemistry: the players clearly respect him and they responded to his leadership with precision, energy, and feeling.

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Jazz Concert Review: Two Paths Converge Again — Sheila Jordan and Steve Kuhn

November 21, 2011
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The Steve Kuhn – Sheila Jordan partnership has been one of the luckiest things ever to happen to either of them, or for us as listeners.

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Classical Music Review: Worcester Chamber Music Society — A Deeply Memorable Evening of Music Making

November 20, 2011
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The Worcester Chamber Music Society’s combination of repertoire demonstrated how creative programming can lead to highly satisfying musical results: each piece had something to say to or about its neighbors and the cumulative effect of hearing them in such a context made for a deeply memorable evening of music making.

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Theater Review: An Electrifying “Angel Reapers”

November 19, 2011
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For a polarized nation, both pre-occupied and Occupied, the musical “Angel Reapers” is an inspiring Shaker gift.

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Music Feature: Playing For the Planet

November 14, 2011
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In effect, “Playing for the Planet” is an open-ended floating world music festival featuring performers from New England.

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Classical Music Review: Boston Symphony Orchestra — A Matter of Faulty Chemistry

November 13, 2011
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While the BSO’s inventive program this week had the potential to plumb the heights and depths of human experience, Saturday’s performance generally lacked the necessary conviction, purpose, and mystery required to do so.

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Classical Music Review: The NCCO at The Worcester Music Festival

November 10, 2011
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The New Century Chamber Orchestra’s ability to vividly bring to life music of delicate character was on full display in this concert, part of the 152nd Worcester Music Festival.

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Fuse Pop Music Review: Kangaroos on the Wing — Part 2

November 9, 2011
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The Australian Pink Floyd Show is a tribute band, but not just any tribute band. TAPFS is considered the best tribute band in the world today, a title they have defended since 1988.

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