Music

Classicial Music Review: The Lexington Symphony — A Standout Among Boston’s Community Orchestras

September 19, 2011
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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.

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Music Feature: Fervent Prayer — Galeet Dardashti crafts new rituals from the old

September 13, 2011
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Galeet Dardashti is a trailblazing musician: she is the first woman in her celebrated family to perform Persian Jewish music

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Coming Attractions in Jazz: Fall 2011 Preview

September 9, 2011
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Autumn hasn’t officially arrived yet, but the fall season of jazz is already ramping up. First up are Mexican vocalist Magos Herrera, saxophonist Evan Parker, and a tribute to the late Joe Maneri.

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Coming Attractions in Jazz: Autumn Festivals

September 2, 2011
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[Updated] The Beantown Jazz Festival kicks off this Friday evening, but the main event fills the afternoon of Saturday, October 24. Check out our recommendations below.

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Coming Attractions in Popular Music: September 2011

September 1, 2011
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Disaster can come in many forms. Whether it’s a hurricane, an earthquake or an MTV award show, we don’t like them. Luckily, there’s a lot of great music coming to New England this September; the disasters can stay away. Here at the picks in pop music for the month.

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Classical Music Sampler: September 2011

August 30, 2011
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A busy month in New England, with at least two classical music traditions kicking off the season in Boston: Longy School of Music’s free SeptemberFest and Fenwick Smith’s 35th annual flute recital at Jordan Hall (Sept 4 @ 3p.m.).

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Coming Attractions in Underground Music: September 2011

August 29, 2011
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September brings a lot of good shows to Boston. Watch out in particular for the Flying Lotus show if you’re into electronic/ beats music and the Olivia Tremor Control reunion show.

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Classical Music Review: Hooray for Film Night at Tanglewood

August 25, 2011
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The Tanglewood team of Morgan Freeman, Gil Shaham, and John Williams served up an evening of memorable performances of music from the movies.

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Film Feature: Nathan the Wise — A Silent Film for Humanity

August 24, 2011
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Thought to be lost, the only existing print of NATHAN THE WISE was discovered in Moscow in 1996. The Coolidge Corner Theater is screening a tinted and beautifully restored version of the film, with an original score by Aaron Trant performed live by the After Quartet.

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Movie Feature: What’s “The Czar of the Bizarre” Been Up To?

August 13, 2011
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Director David Lynch, “The Czar of the Bizarre,” hasn’t been working on a new, full-length film, but he’s still been busy delivering on his artistic promise to produce that which is Lynchian.

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