Performance

BOSTON BALLET’S BELLA FIGURA

Full disclosure: the Boston Ballet’s Bella Figura had me spellbound long before I passed through the doors of the Opera House. The Italian idiom, the stunning promotional images, the roster of some of ballet’s most arresting–and provocative–choreographers. I could hardly claim objectivity. Instead, I attended anticipating a contemporary work of the earth-shattering variety, a giddy, hyper-stimulated fanboy. Bella …

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KISSIN COMES TO BOSTON

Evgeny Kissin, a legend among mere men (and, incidentally, an idol of mine since I began playing (violin) as a boy…), is coming to the BSO next weekend for a concert that combines two monuments of the pianist’s repertoire: Grieg’s Concerto and Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in e minor. An interesting aside: The Chopin Concerto was one of the …

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Q&A: COURTNEY LEWIS

I could not be more excited for the critically acclaimed Discovery Ensemble’s upcoming program: Three Faces of Romanticism: Music of Wagner, Schreker and Schumann. I recently sat down with the ever-charming Courtney Lewis, Conductor and Founding Music Director, and he dishes about his history, the ensemble, traveling, and the future of classical music in the Americas. …

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