By taking the stage with 15 musicians, none of whom is female, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presents the music as segregated and outdated.
There were the inevitable crowd-pleasers on which Audra McDonald puts her impassioned stamp.
Kent Nagano’s return to Boston revealed him to be a fully mature world-class conductor.
The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal programs a lot of new music but that is not the point.
By any measure, this is an impressive orchestra, as technically accomplished as any number of professional ensembles, domestic and international.
Given that these two virtuoso pianists were in a jubilant, hometown mood, this was a concert that could hardly fail to please.
Heralded cellist Yo-Yo Ma has played with several distinguished pianists over the years, but none (are) better than Kathryn Stott.
The Celebrity Series of Boston offers top-notch artists and performing ensembles from around the world. With a Russian at the helm, it is no surprise that the Shostakovich Concerto would match or exceed expectations. The question was whether the Beethoven would.
Violinist Itzhak Perlman is the go-to guy when a world-class violinist is needed at presidential inaugurations, for visiting royalty, and as a guest for cooking shows.
By J. R. Carroll June brings a cupful of world jazz. [Updated: See Mose Allison item below] Photo by Daniel Sheehan While the eyes of the sporting world may be on the stadiums of South Africa, there will be plenty of international flavor here in New England this month. Brazilian born but now Seattle-based, pianist/composer/arranger […]