Musician Jen Shyu conducts fieldwork on traditional music all around the world, and in her compositions, she likes to subvert the distinctions between the traditional and the contemporary. But, she says, "I truly believe that the process must come from, at least for me, very deep research: a very deep internalization process of learning from a teacher as if I were a baby learning from nothing."
WHRB producer Joyce Lu reviews the BSO's October 27th performance Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection." The performance featured soprano Ying Fang, mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and opened with Maija Einfelde’s Lux aeterna, for mixed chorus, performed by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus led by James Burton.
The band Coven was formed in Chicago in the late 1960s, fronted by lead singer Jinx Dawson (now the only original member left in the band). Previously banned from performing in Boston, the group played their first show on their All Hallows High Ritual portion of the Magickal Chaos Tour at Sonia in Cambridge on Friday, October 26.