Ran Blake was in fine form at the festivities as were the New England Conservatory faculty and student participants.
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A memorable evening, headlined by a superb pianist who deserves a full hall, any time, anywhere.
Composer/pianist Anthony Coleman’s meticulous crafting made every second worthwhile.
Bob Brookmeyer’s great contribution was to make it seem as though anything is possible — and permissible –in the big band context.
Chase’s iconoclastic genre-crossing oratorio proceeds from dark to light, and wins its struggle for transcendence.
In the six years I’ve now been reviewing for the Fuse, I can honestly say that the 2016-17 season looks to be one of the liveliest in recent memory.
The upcoming season is a remarkably robust one in terms of the variety of offerings and the quality (and number) of participating ensembles.
It looks to be as rich, intense, and, hopefully, rewarding a season as we’ve seen in recent memory.
Free and fluid as it was, the set made memorable sense to the packed crowd at the Lily Pad.