Crimson staff writer
Leigh M. Wilson
The holiday season can feel like a slap in the face if you’re not expecting it. One moment you’re peaceful, and the next you’re bombarded by the red and green frenzy called Christmas.
Even if listeners “don’t want a lot for Christmas,” “there is just one thing” that they can’t go without: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
Bernard Haitink and his peers were the safe choice for decades, but their final bow will force orchestras to look forward — to Nathalie Stutzmann and beyond.
While the rural nature of Massachusetts’ westernmost county poses a challenge to small businesses, the low density is a blessing for pandemic-era theater.
Under conductor Marcus Bosch, The North German Philharmonic Rostock’s latest release provides a refreshing take on the classical album.