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LENOX — People with a streak of madness in them can be fascinating talkers but they can also be tiresome as they go on about their imaginings.So it is with Robert Schumann's piano suite "Kreisleriana," a musical portrait of an eccentric, … more
LENOX — Violinist Jennifer Koh remembers, as a child of 6 in the mid-1980s, being frightened by the beating death of a Chinese-American man near Detroit by a group of car factory workers.It was a "huge awakening" for her and her family, she … more
CHATHAM, N.Y. — When Alicia Svigals first performed at PS21 five years ago, as part of a diverse program series of stringed instruments from cello to oud, she demonstrated the fiddling skills that crowned her queen of klezmer.On Saturday, she … more
LENOX — English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage wants you to hear the debt to jazz, blues and rock in his music, but what you're most aware of — certainly in the two orchestral pieces performed Monday night at Tanglewood — is urban … more
LENOX — It rained on Friday night for Mahler's Second Symphony. The sun shone Sunday afternoon for Mahler's Fourth.Change of weather, change of outcome. In contrast with the Boston Symphony Orchestra's muddled opening-night performance of the … more
LENOX - Andris Nelsons was pretty clearly making a statement by opening the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood season with Mahler's vast "Resurrection" Symphony, No. 2.I'm here, he seemed to be saying, and I mean to do big things with this … more
LENOX — The cost to attend one of The Mount's Music After Hours concerts is $0. In an economic environment that reveres "growth," you might assume that holding these free jazz concerts is merely a promotional strategy, that a price hike is inevitable. But The Mount has precisely the opposite intention, according to music curator and director of facilities and special events Ross Jolly. more
There's no doubt that Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart knows his way around the music scene, leading the charge for more than 20 years now at the helm of what he once called "the orchestra for people who don't know they like orchestras." … more
SHEFFIELD — After 36 years of undivided loyalty to its birthplace, Berkshire Choral International will say goodbye to Sheffield for good, but not before two farewell concerts. Beginning in 2018, Sheffield will no longer be on the BCI schedule, … more
LENOX — Melancholy is never far away in Schubert, even when he's happy."Schubert's Summer Journey" began at Tanglewood on Thursday night with a journey into lesser-known Schubert works, performed by an appealing mix of professional and student … more
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