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Classical Stuff

Last weekend was an excellent one for Harvard, musically speaking. Among the least-advertised but most pleasurable events was a free

Sing Your Heart Out, Bill

Fiction: in 1931, the President creates a scandal by running off with a secretary. Fact: in 1998-99, a scandal develops

Great Garrich Ohlsson

GARRICK OHLSSON Symphony Hall BankBoston Celebrity Series Sunday, November 1,1998 On Sunday, renowned Chopin interpreter Garrick Ohlsson delivered the second

Feed Your Head: Metafalutin!

Directed by Jonno Deily-Swearingen '98 Produced by Tim Yu, Hsuan Hsu '98 and Susan Deily-Swearingen At Leverett Old Library Through

Ringing in the New Year With Booze, Babes and Bats

Even before the curtain went up, the Boston Conservatory's "Die Fledermaus," at the Emerson Majestic, offered a visual treat. Because

Interview With a Virtuoso: Pratt Discusses Life, Music, Glenn Gould

In an era rife with up-and-coming virtuoso pianists, Awadagin Pratt stands out. Frequently pegged as the Glenn Gould of our

Amazin' Awadagin Hits Boston

"Let no one say we chose a middle-of-the-road player." So said one of the judges of the 1992 Naumburg International

Lehmann Leads a Magical MSO

The MSO opened promisingly last Friday under a new conductor. Succeeding David Commanday, Robert Lehmann brings to the ensemble a

a bloody bacchae

Plutarch relates how, during a 53 B.C. performance of the Bacchae, the victorious Parthian general Sillaces approached the stage, carrying

A Severed Head

As Kathryn Walker is quick to admit, "staging Greek tragedy can be very hard to pull off." The 1997 Visiting

Pollini Delivers Populist Agenda

Last Sunday Maurizio Pollini pleased a packed Symphony Hall with a program of Chopin and Debussy that can only be

A Spring Night's Dream of a Concert

To conclude this year's season, the BankBoston Celebrity Series served up one long dessert of a concert: pianist Richard Goode

BLO's 'Elisir d'Amore' a Sure-Fire Cure for the Opera Blues

When the curtain went up on the Boston Lyric Opera's "L'Elisir d'Amore," everyone was amazed. The lighting evoked Bellini's "The

not for the clothes-minded

I n a recent New Yorker review, Anthony Lane describes the movie Crash as "bare-assed philosophy." NPR commentator David Sedaris'

HRO Tackles Challenging Program with Striking Results

To begin a concert that was most remarkable for its many fine solos, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra performed Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol,"