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April Showers Bring…Spring Concerts?

As Spring rolls through, I’m finding that the streets of Boston are becoming more and more bustling with visitors and residents alike—a fact that is painfully apparent due to the lack of street parking. This can only mean that the weather is getting warmer and days brighter. And what better way to celebrate than with a night out to one of symphony area’s many classical performances. I thought I’d take …more…

NEC Celebrates the Work of Claude Debussy

While the coming of a new year offers plenty of reasons to celebrate, there is one occasion this year that might go unnoticed. 2012 marks 150 years since one of the greatest instrumental composers ever was born — Claude Debussy. ...more...

Classical Innovation: Boston Modern Orchestra Project Announces 2011/2012 Season

Like most of the arts, in order for a music scene to grow, it needs an audience with equal amounts of respect for the legends and support for the up-and-comers. The Boston Modern Orchestra Project takes this concept to heart. This innovative group, founded in 1996, is widely considered the premier ensemble for commissioning, premiering and otherwise supporting young, contemporary composers from around the world.

BMOP just recently announced its 2011/2012 …more…

Boston Symphony Announces New Season of BSO 101

As my coverage of the Boston’s classical music scene ramps up I felt it was fitting to talk about the ways that you, as a resident or a visitor, can get acclimated and take advantage of the pastiche of musical options available every week.

Last season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra introduced a short schedule of adult education classes as part of their BSO 101 series. This year they’ve brought it back …more…