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Despite the protests and an uneven staging, Met’s powerful “Klinghoffer” makes a devastating impact – Oct 22, 2014

The loudest sound Monday night was the ovation for John Adams as [...]

SFO’s madcap “Partenope” serves up fine vocalism and broad comedy in equal measures – Oct 20, 2014

Defeated in battle and thwarted in love, Emilio, played by tenor Alek [...]

Takács Quartet at their peak in wide-ranging program – Oct 19, 2014

With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra departing this week for another European tour, [...]

Met’s “Klinghoffer” deserves an open mind, not political censorship – Oct 18, 2014

The comedian Bill Maher jokes that he was the only one fired [...]

Handel and Haydn launches 200th anniversary season with Baroque splendor – Oct 12, 2014

Message to college students now flocking to Boston: Symphony Hall is the [...]

Conductor Davis, radiant Fleming make a case for Strauss’s talky “Capriccio” – Oct 08, 2014

In the early going of Capriccio the brittle, artsy musings of the wealthy [...]

Pollini offers regal Schumann and Chopin in Boston return – Oct 08, 2014

Symphony Hall played host to royalty Sunday afternoon, as pianist Maurizio Pollini, [...]

Hampson and Di Giacomo lift SFO’s atmospheric “Un Ballo” – Oct 07, 2014

One day after San Francisco Opera general director David Gockley announced that [...]

American Music Project launches with epic Wurtz quintet and vigorous performances – Oct 06, 2014

On Sunday, the American Music Project advanced from ambitious dream to concert [...]

With a brilliant cast and edgy staging, Lyric Opera scores a triumph in “Don Giovanni” – Sep 30, 2014

One major initiative of Anthony Freud, general director of the Lyric Opera [...]