Emerson Quartet marks 40th anniversary season with a retrospective program – Oct 21, 2016

Few chamber groups reach the four-decade mark with their founding lineup and […]

Superb singing hits the target in Met’s stolid “Guillaume Tell – Oct 20, 2016

Constructing a canon is a peculiar process. In the operatic repertoire especially, […]

Triumphant vocalism lights up Lyric Opera’s dark-hued “Lucia” – Oct 19, 2016

Most attention of local opera mavens has, understandably, been focused on the […]

A terrific cast shines brightly amid the mixed mechanics of Lyric Opera’s “Rheingold”  – Oct 04, 2016

For those wary of stagings of Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” that […]

A starry cast soars in Boston Symphony’s “Rosenkavalier” – Oct 01, 2016

Boston audiences have recently enjoyed a fair share of wide-ranging opera performances. […]

Met opens season with a dark yet musically triumphant “Tristan” – Sep 28, 2016

A Tristan und Isolde that takes cues from Das Boot might seem […]

Muti, Chicago Symphony open season with rich and eloquent Bruckner – Sep 25, 2016

Opening night of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 126th season was pretty much […]

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 […]

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 […]