Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Boston, MA, United States

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BostonA Far Cry: Dawn to Dusk - Three Haydn Symphonies

Haydn
A Far Cry

BostonA Far Cry: Silk Road

Iyer
A Far Cry; Silk Road Ensemble

BostonLe Carnaval de Venise

Campra: Le Carnaval de Venise
Gilbert Blin; Anna Watkins; Amanda Forsythe; Karina Gauvin

BostonMusica Globus: 17th- and 18th-century folk and dance music from Middle Europe

Telemann, Matteis
Solamente Naturali

BostonWorlds Colliding: Renaissance Heavyweights

Rossi, Schütz, Sweelinck, Palestrina, Byrd, Monteverdi, de Wert, Flecha, des Prez
The King’s Singers

BostonWill You Walk the Woods So Wild: Renaissance Music from the British Isles

Dowland, Byrd, Johnson
Ayreheart, Traditional Ensemble
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Wilde about The Importance of Being Earnest

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.
*****
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Chamber intimacy and bold brushstrokes in Boston

Bernard Haitink returned for his yearly visit to Symphony Hall to conduct a program which embraced the Classical, Romantic and Modern.
****1
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Pastoral and Pastiche: Sibelius and Busoni in Boston

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.
****1
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Dreams and nightmares in Gubaidulina world première

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”.
****1
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Muted Mozart, muted Beethoven

Andris Nelsons highlights the dialectic between the traditional and revolutionary aspects of Beethoven's Eroica in Boston.
***11
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The French Connection with the Boston Symphony

Andris Nelsons' program pays homage to two touchstones of the French repertory with the Boston Symphony: Henri Rabaud and Pierre Monteux.
****1
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