Uri Caine’s score about the life and murder of a 19th-century civil rights icon is direct and potent; touching documentation of Richard Pittman’s advocacy for the inventive composer Bernard Hoffer and a demonstration of the sheer musical excellence of Boston Musica Viva; Igor Levit’s keyboard playing is dynamic, precisely articulated, vividly felt, and beautifully voiced.
I’ve compiled a list of twelve concerts (or concert series) that I think will stand among the future season’s highlights.
Richard Pittman led the core players of BMV in a confident, evocative reading of the music.
Musically, everything clicked in Boston Musica Viva’s annual Family Concert.
Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.
Sunday’s concert was highlighted by the world premiere of Bernard Hoffer’s ballet after Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride.
To my mind, with Assembly of the Souls, composer Eitan Steinberg is working in Pulitzer contention territory.
Boston Musica Viva presented an invigorating (if early) conclusion to the season, providing an ear-catching snapshot of chamber music written in the last thirty-plus years.
Far from being a down month, June marks the start of New England’s summer classical music season.
By Caldwell Titcomb Richard Pittman ends the 40th season of the Boston Musica Viva on a strong note. Back in 1969, Richard Pittman founded the Boston Musica Viva (BMV), the first local ensemble dedicated entirely to contemporary music. On May 1, Pittman and his colleagues wound up their 40th season with a concert of three […]