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Friday, July 27, 2012

Did John Cage Bang on a Can?

The annual Bang on a Can new music festival at MASSMoCA -- daily talks, composer workshops and recitals with premieres -- comes to a close Saturday, with a six-hour marathon finale from 4 to 10 p.m.
Monday, July 23, 2012

Tanglewood back stories, front and center

Recalling the 1986 concert of the broken strings that elevated violinist Midori to star status.
Friday, July 20, 2012

Outsize instruments

These large instruments are prized for their looks, not their sound.
Friday, July 6, 2012

The word, from the Top

Joseph Silverstein says this reviewer was off key in a complaint about the Emerson String Quartet.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

Pissarro's People: Probably the show's last words of opinion

A lovely hour spent viewing the Pissarro exhibit at the Clark Art Institute.
Friday, Aug. 26, 2011

Mark Morris, some kind of great

Revisiting the Mark Morris Dance Group, which is back at Jacob's Pillow through Sunday.
Monday, Aug. 22, 2011

Slouching toward Pops events

As years pass, I find myself drifting in to Pops with the crowds. Their audience is becoming more civilized over time, and not reviewing is relaxing for me.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

"Old Woman's Routine" -- A swimming poem

A poem on the loss of my daughter.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2011

Duet for Cello and Hairdo

Haydn loses to hair at Tanglewood.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Running Endlessly" premieres at the Bang on a Can Festival

Twenty-four years later, "Bang on a Can," the scrappy New York City festival of "downtown" music, has made it to the top of the new-sounds heap.

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