Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Shalin Liu Performance Center
All three groups in this Blue Note anniversary concert were distinctly different. One was shaded with a hip hop influence, one proffered organ trio jazz-funk and one, all female, had singing as its focal point.
Colin Carr supplied an extraordinary performance of Bach’s Six Cello Suites.
The versatile, talented Israeli-born keyboardist has always had a pay-it-forward attitude about sharing his craft.
Shalin Liu Becomes a Jazz Destination: Wynton Marsalis Headlines the Rockport Music Summer Gala fundraiser.
It doesn’t get much better for father and sons than when these virtuosos give their superb all for the Bach clan..
Joey Alexander is more than a mere prodigy; he is closer to a freak of nature, a fully formed jazz virtuoso.
Marc-André Hamelin, one of the world’s elite pianists, held the packed Shalin Liu Performance Center enthralled.
Stephen Hough’s performance of piano works by Brahms and Chopin was enthralling, poetic, and spellbinding.
Singer/songwriter Paula Cole’s musical and personal journey has been a long, sometimes painful hejira.