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Uneven singing but thrilling moments in Verdi’s “Aida” at Tanglewood – Aug 22, 2016

During the tenure of James Levine as Boston Symphony Orchestra music director […]

Grant Park Music Festival closes in heavenly style with Berlioz’s “Damnation of Faust” – Aug 21, 2016

Friday night at the Grant Park Music Festival offered one of those […]

Classical Review to expand to Texas and Washington D.C. this fall – Aug 16, 2016

I am happy to announce that the Classical Review will be launching […]

Kalmar, Grant Park Orchestra deliver rare gold with two American symphonies – Aug 12, 2016

Few American works capture the spirit of their times more economically than […]

Nelsons, BSO invigorate Beethoven and Sibelius at Tanglewood – Aug 01, 2016

The Andris Nelsons era with the Boston Symphony Orchestra has been one […]

Levine creates a Mahlerian storm in triumphant return to Ravinia – Jul 25, 2016

As if the return of James Levine to Ravinia after 22 years […]

Benedetti, Chicago Symphony give Marsalis premiere impassioned advocacy at Ravinia – Jul 14, 2016

It’s a sign of the times that even at a summer escape […]

Gerstein brings distinctive artistry to Rockport program – Jul 12, 2016

Of the many genres in classical music, the fantasy, or fantasia, is […]

Emerson Quartet’s marathon Haydn program shines fresh light at Ravinia – Jul 07, 2016

In the universe of string ensembles, few American quartets have stood the […]

On a cool night, Grant Park Music Festival serves up cool Czech rarities – Jul 04, 2016

More than fifty years after his death, Bohuslav Martinů’s music remains inexplicably […]