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May 22   -  

Chameleon Paints With Music

Chameleon Arts Ensemble delivered a stirring, multi-faceted concert of works on the theme “from the painter’s hand” for its season closer on Saturday at First Church, Boston. Francis Poulenc had long considered writing a cycle of art ...

May 21   -  

Mysterious Goings-On at N-1

Andy Vores (file photo) Instead of the guitars and drums in fashionable garage bands, the budding musicians of Trio Notturno picked up quite different instruments and, in a room they rented at Longy, performed Debussy and Tōru Takemitsu. The ...

May 19   -  

Essential Demon Beckons

Alesksey Bognadov, the best Demon you will ever hear (lrina Danilova photo) Over its six-year history, Commonwealth Lyric Theater has brought to Boston a series of underappreciated Russian and Ukrainian operas in nontraditional playing spaces. ...

May 19   -  

Bohemian Girls Have Fun

Ah, the timeless and beloved tale of young love. Casting it with all women turns out to be not mere novelty but emphasizes its universality. Featuring strong musicianship all around, and compelling stagecraft as well, Metrowest’s production at ...

May 19   -  

Gramercy Close Up

Immediately recognizable through its venerable members, Sharan Leventhal, Jonathan Miller, and Randall Hodgkinson, Gramercy Trio tendered short and French at the Community Music Center of Boston to honor David Lapin, who is retiring after 34 years as ...

May 19   -  

Eureka Finds It

Kristo Kondakçi Young professional ensembles, training ground for college and conservatory students, have been making a resurgence in the area. A few weeks back, Symphony Nova gave its debut at Old South Church. Last Sunday night saw the rise ...

May 17   -  

Back Bay Chorale: From Chaos to Bliss

Haydn crosses English Channel Filling the stage of Sanders Theater at Harvard’s Memorial Hall on Sunday, the Back Bay Chorale of some 118 singers, along with a 44-member orchestra, gave a rousing performance of Haydn’s much-loved ...

May 17   -  

Refugee Orchestra Project and the Artist as Activist

Lidiya Yankovskaya Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya’s Refugee Orchestra Project will bring together hundreds of performers—instrumentalists and singers whose friends and families have fled to this country to escape violence and ...

May 14   -  

19-Year-Old Lu in Chopin to Prokofiev

Eric Lu (file photo) The Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts presented 19-year-old pianist Eric Lu before an admirable turnout at Jordan Hall. Lu was called back for two encores after a smashing rendering of Prokofiev’s monstrously ...

May 13   -  

Fons et Origo with Cantata Singers

In a letter to Sigmund Freud, Romain Rolland argued that religion originates in a broad “oceanic feeling” of cosmic unity rather than in a narrow wish for fatherly protection. Freud conceded that such an “oceanic feeling” may ...
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