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Campra: Le Carnaval de Venise
Gilbert Blin; Anna Watkins; Amanda Forsythe; Karina Gauvin
Rossi, Schütz, Sweelinck, Palestrina, Byrd, Monteverdi, de Wert, Flecha, des Prez
The King’s Singers
Dowland, Byrd, Johnson
Ayreheart, Traditional Ensemble
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Odyssey Opera has unearthed a gem with its production of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s 1962 chamber opera The Importance of Being Earnest, never published and staged only twice previously.
Bernard Haitink returned for his yearly visit to Symphony Hall to conduct a program which embraced the Classical, Romantic and Modern.
Sakari Oramo returned to Symphony Hall to lead Sibelius' Symphony no. 3 in C major and Busoni’s rarely performed, grandiose Concerto in C for Piano, Orchestra and Men’s Chorus with Kirill Gerstein.
Sofia Gubaidulina has always been drawn to non-traditional sounds, something which invariably landed her in trouble during the Soviet era. The bayan, a 200-button Russian accordion, became the source for many of those sounds in solo and concerted pieces. “It breathes,” she has said, possessing an “earthy quality like no other instrument”.
Andris Nelsons highlights the dialectic between the traditional and revolutionary aspects of Beethoven's Eroica in Boston.