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BSO Delivers a Triumphant Finale to Mahler's…

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.

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In Defense of Period Performance: A Tale of Two…

WHRB Classical's Paul Georgoulis argues for the effectiveness of historically-informed performance by comparing two recent performances he attended by the Boston Symphony Orchestra (with modern performance practices) and Boston Baroque (with period performance practices).

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The BSO Performs Two Classics: Beethoven and…

​It’s Saturday evening and the BSO is alive. The audience that has come to this evening’s performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto, given to us by Augustin Hadelich, is the sort that represents the symphony’s continued prominence in the Boston cultural sphere: one sees the young, the old, out in their best, or just out of class from the Conservatory. As with any big soloist, Augustin has brought a crowd with him.