New Yorker critic Alex Ross has called the LAPO the best orchestra in the country and that appellation seems about right.
The thought of the Kissin/Emerson collaboration was very intriguing, and I anticipated amazing music making.
There were the inevitable crowd-pleasers on which Audra McDonald puts her impassioned stamp.
The members of this trio seem to have preternatural access to each other’s musical thoughts.
Time seemed to stand still, a reflection of Jeremy Denk and Stefan Jackiw’s astonishing polish — they understand the music of Charles Ives deeply.
The Celebrity Series of Boston gathered a distinguished multi-generational panel to consider both the legacy of Alvin Ailey and of Elma Lewis.
Far more impressive than pianist Martha Argerich’s impeccable mechanical abilities are her interpretive chops. Here, she’s truly in a league of her own.
Some institutions’ offerings aren’t as challenging as they could be, but there’s a healthy balance between the familiar and new.
Sometimes new music isn’t really new and old music isn’t actually old; the best of it exists on some other plane entirely.
With each piece, the impressive physicality of Kodō’s drummers becomes even more theatrical.