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Trinity Repertory Company
PSC’s poignant Morini Strad
Fiddle me this
At first, the snide narcissism of aged violin prodigy Erica Morini (Laura Esterman) is an insufferable drag to the 40-something violin restorer, Brian (John G. Preston), whom she's trying to hire.
| October 05, 2011
St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Dubravka Tomsic, and Emmanuel's Rake, plus BSO visiting conductors
Three recent musical high points in Boston actually went on as originally announced: no changes, no cancellations, and nothing to do with James Levine, who had his own triumphs out of town, leading Berg's Wozzeck at the Met and a concert with the Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
| April 26, 2011
Classic burlesque star swings into town
"I've always been a class act," says Tempest Storm, the 82-year-old Burlesque Hall of Fame dancer. "I have a personality that really connects with the audience — the expression on your face, your eyes, your smile — I've been told that . . . when I hit the stage, something transforms over my face."
| November 03, 2010
Play by play: April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
| April 15, 2010
Play by play: April 9, 2010
Theater listings, April 9, 2010
Theater listings, April 9, 2010
| April 06, 2010
Play by play: April 2, 2010
Theater listings, week of April 2, 2010
Boston's weekly theater schedule
| April 01, 2010
Stuff at night
The BSO without Levine, Yo-Yo Ma, the Cantata Singers, American Classics, the Zerounian Ensemble
This week’s health headlines also included the announcement from the Boston Symphony Orchestra that music director James Levine has been sidelined again, from the “excruciating pain” he’s been suffering since his surgery for a herniated disc.
| April 29, 2010
Opera Boston presents the world premiere of Madame White Snake; plus the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Boston Philharmonic
"I can no longer stand to let this travesty continue," sings a character in Madame White Snake , the new opera based on an ancient Chinese legend co-commissioned by Opera Boston, which has just presented its world premiere. I'm afraid I shared the sentiment at last Friday's performance.
| March 03, 2010
The BSO, Peter Maxwell Davies, BCMS, BMOP, Mark Morris, and Christian Tetzlaff
BSO music director James Levine has returned to Symphony Hall for the first time since October, when back surgery put him out of commission.
| February 02, 2010
Review: Bad Boy Made Good
The revival of George Anthiel's 1924 Ballet méchanique
If Igor Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps paved the way for modern rock, then George Antheil’s Ballet mécanique made possible every genre of contemporary music with “noise” or “metal” in its name.
| November 03, 2009
In the swim
Guerilla Opera, von Stade’s farewell, the BSO, Handel and Haydn, the BPO, and that Tosca
My head’s swimming.
| October 14, 2009
Soundtrack for summer in Maine
With the Portland Symphony's elimination of its popular, but debt-inducing, Independence Pops concert series, Portlanders will have to travel a little farther to satisfy their classical-music appetites this summer. But it will be well worth the mileage.
| July 08, 2009
The BPO celebrates its 30th, and the Cantata Singers continue their Britten year
Back in pre-history (1964), a brilliant young Brit, a cellist (student of Benjamin Britten) and conductor, came to town and shook up the local classical-music scene.
| March 19, 2009
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| December 31, 2008
Year in Classical: Celebrate!
Comings and goings
In Handel's Hercules, the demented Dejanira's loss is still so painful, I was afraid to listen; now I don't want to hear anything else.
| December 22, 2008
Haden, Hunter, Rollins, Mela, Bley, and e.s.t.
Times a-wastin' on 2008, so before it's too late, here's a handful of discs that have caught my ear over the past few months.
| December 17, 2008
Elliott Carter turns 100
Living for a century is still a milestone; for a great and still-productive artist to do so is virtually unheard of.
| December 19, 2008
Wayne Shorter Quartet, Berklee Performance Center, December 3, 2008
How can a jazz band play no swing rhythms, no grooves, and, really, no songs, and hold 1200 people rapt for an hour and 25 minutes, with virtually no breaks in the music?
| December 05, 2008
Scarecrow Mobius, Monique, and Morley
Dave Bryant stood among the folding chairs in the audience before Scarecrow Mobius's gig at Outpost 186 a week ago Monday night, looked at his two-deck keyboard rig, and mused, "Not pretty, but I guess it will do. I had more room at rehearsal."
| December 01, 2008
Darrell Katz and the JCA, Ben Ratliff, Jeff Turton
The JCA has been at it since 1985, a collective of musicians who are primarily composers rather than players, in need of an outlet to hear their pieces.
| November 24, 2008
Björkestra, Jarrett, Kelly, and the Cohens
Five shows in eight days (not counting an early-music side trip with Jordi Savall’s Hespèrion XXI at Sanders Theatre), so let’s get cracking.
| November 10, 2008
30 on 30
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 24, 2008
‘New music’ agenda
Modern works performed by the Bayside Trio
The Bayside Trio push the boundaries of modern classical music, performing works by living or recent composers.
| January 28, 2010
Old and new
Leon Fleisher at 80, Harry Christophers with the Handel and Haydn Society, André Previn and James Levine at the BSO
There was hardly a concert I was more eager to hear than the Celebrity Series of Boston’s celebration of pianist Leon Fleisher’s 80th birthday.
| October 16, 2008
Westbrook native returns after Carnegie Hall solo debut
In the beginning, Roberta Michel sat in the back of the flute section in the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble. She was not a prodigy.
| April 02, 2008
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
| March 12, 2008
The marriage of Heaven and Hell
Levine’s Schubert and Bolcom, Boston Baroque’s King Arthur, Jan Curtis
It’s been a joy to see James Levine back on the Symphony Hall podium, with his admirable combination of vitality and sensitivity.
| March 07, 2008
Nerds and music
2 Pianos 4 Hands scores at MRT
At least the cast of 2 Pianos 4 Hands doesn’t try to play Chopin.
| January 07, 2008
Rock and roles
Dewey Cox and Rufus Wainwright
A good number of the jokes in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story are available for your amusement right now, well ahead of the film’s December 21 theatrical-release date.
| December 04, 2007
Hail and farewell
The Berlin Philharmonic’s Mahler, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and the BSO’s Smetana
The season’s most eagerly awaited (and, with its $187 top ticket price, most expensive) classical concert was not a disappointment.
| November 27, 2007
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