A kaleidoscopic small-band adventure led by one of the world’s great clarinetists, and a superbly-played set by Ben Wendel’s dynamic quintet.
Boston's Celebrity Series
It was supposed to be an evening of sheer virtuosity, and that’s what it was.
After hearing pianist Daniil Trifonov in this recital performance, I would say no one on the celebrity circuit has a more impressive technique.
Monica Bill Barnes’s choreographic method can be characterized as make ’em laugh, then make ’em think.
Pianist Inon Barnatan’s Celebrity Series recital felt like a tremendous occasion. In fact, it communicated a sense of joy, of invigorating discovery, which is rather rare.
One doesn’t come away from a Wayne Shorter Quartet performance merely raving about individual accomplishments: the set on Sunday night never felt like just a compelling sequence of solos.
Mother Nature likes pianos.
Pianist Haochen Zhang’s Boston appearance proved that his Cliburn win was no accident. He may be only 20, but his playing was nearly flawless all evening, and his interpretations were those of a fully mature artist. By Caldwell Titcomb. Last year’s Van Cliburn International Piano Competition turned out to be a most remarkable event. The […]