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.
WHRB Classical reviews the BSO's performance of Harbison, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev which took place on Saturday, October 20th. The diverse program of three seemingly unrelated pieces was, in fact, a celebration of youthfulness, and this "concert of youth" was almost flawless in its execution.
On Tuesday night, Boston’s House of Blues was fortunate enough to host the kickoff concert of Thievery Corporation’s 2018 cross-country tour. Touring their latest LP Treasures From the Temple, the album showcases their unique electronic spin on the spirit and power of Reggae music, once again proving their unprecedented ability to combine sound with sentiment. The album is a deep exploration of the soul of Reggae, the perfect pairing to their 2017 studio album, The Temple of I & I, which was itself a milestone for the group.
The ethereal, pulsating layers of sound from her electric guitar wash over you, her classically-trained technique flawless to the point of imperception. This is JiJi, an adventurous classical guitarist with a passion for new music. We interviewed her before her upcoming concert at Highfield Hall on October 28th.