Performances

Ax plays Beethoven with insight and the long view – May 02, 2016

Take an athlete’s reflexes, a singer’s way with a phrase, and …

New England Philharmonic closes season with two premieres – May 01, 2016

 The New England Philharmonic has a fine reputation for adventurous programming …

H&H brings verve and expressive depth to Handel’s “Saul” – Apr 30, 2016

Nothing much “happens” in Handel’s biblical oratorio Saul.

Not much happens …

Susan Graham brings finely tuned artistry to Celebrity Series recital – Apr 30, 2016

The music may be beautiful, but the words stir contemporary controversy.…

Stellar soloists lift Verdi Requiem with Boston Philharmonic – Apr 25, 2016

You couldn’t tell the players without a program, and an updated …

Boston Musica Viva marks Shakespeare anniversary with Hoffer premiere – Apr 24, 2016

 Boston Musica Viva concluded its season Saturday night at the Tsai …

Nelsons, BSO close season with a French and Russian bang – Apr 22, 2016

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s season-closing program Thursday night had the look …

Boston Baroque’s “Magic Flute” delivers Mozart with bells on – Apr 16, 2016

The costumes were stock but the singing and playing were anything …

Nelsons, BSO stand strong in uncompromising Mahler Ninth – Apr 15, 2016

Leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra Thursday night, Andris Nelsons had the …

Emmanuel Music’s “Bach Reinvented” contrasts musical art, high and low – Apr 10, 2016

Emmanuel Church was the unlikely site of a played, sung and …