Crimson staff writer

Ian Chan

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This Year in Classical Music: 1987

In 1987, while the minimalist school arguably reached some of its greatest triumphs, contemporary-classical composers also wrote incredibly poignant, powerful music. Here are some highlights.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s ‘John Corigliano Portrait Concert’: A Journey of Many Proportions

Grounded around a beautifully wistful flamenco-esque tune, "Troubadours" undergoes a series of transformations that are transportative and reflectionary.

Roving Reporter: Boston Media, Arts & Ideas Mixer

Last Monday evening, the back room of Brattle Street’s Beat Brew Hall transformed into the second Boston Media, Arts & Ideas Mixer. Over drinks, popcorn, and pretzels, the event brought together creative individuals from the Boston area — across all academic and professional disciplines — in a vibrant, friendly, and inclusive environment. It fostered conversations about past accomplishments, current projects, and future ideas, and served to introduce creators (in many forms) to potential future collaborators. This Roving Reporter spoke to some of the mixer’s attendees to learn more about them and about Boston’s creative scene.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s ‘Time Release’ is a Masterful Display of Musical Juxtaposition

"Time Release” juxtaposed the notion of musical contrast against homophonic unity.

35 Years Later, ‘She’s So Unusual’ Still Exudes Youthfulness and Vibrancy

The album still embodies the same dazzling, eccentric freshness as it did 35 years ago, when it was first released.