Gnann debuts and Pressler returns creating magic at the BSO

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Boston Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Moritz Gnann made his Symphony Hall debut during the three-day (Nov. 22, 25, 26) performance of Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Dvořák. It was a production for the ages, both for Gnann’s own showing and that of his piano soloist, Beaux Arts Trio founder Menahem Pressler. Inspired by the composer’s 1829 visit...continue reading

Yo-Yo Ma Revitalizes Classical Music

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Classical music is often overshadowed and ignored by mainstream audiences even though many popular musicians were classically trained. It is far less common to able to name many classical musicians versus modern pop musicians. An exception to that rule is Yo-Yo Ma. Yo-Yo Ma is considered a rarity in the music world. He has only...continue reading

1980s Music Still Resonates With Students “Time After Time”

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Every day, as students walk between Northeastern University’s West Village Quad and the main campus, the Top 40 tracks from pop music charts are heard from speakers outside the Visitor Center. Fifth-year student Erin Nfonoyim sits on a bench well within hearing range of these hits. But with earbuds in, she’s transported back to a...continue reading

Concert Review: Brian Fallon & the Crowes

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“How is it here in Jersey?” Brian Fallon said. “I was away for a minute.” The crowd roared in response. Fallon grinned. Fallon played a series of shows last December at Crossroads in Garwood, New Jersey, but otherwise hasn’t played in his home state since 2014. Fallon is the frontman of The Gaslight Anthem, half...continue reading

Concert Review: Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers offered ‘a captivating new sound’

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Inside The Sinclair, a live-music venue and gastropub in Cambridge, the soft glow of Christmas lights illuminated the stage while fans stood in small groups, holding cups of beer. Opener Dave Dondero stood alone onstage with his red acoustic guitar. With his thoughtful music and quiet demeanor, he had the air of someone who has...continue reading