Classical Concerts

Keith Lockhart and the Londoners, Part 2

Monday, May 6, 2013
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Viva Verdi!

Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Bach Keyboard Journeys

Saturday, March 16, 2013
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The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, in Concert

Thursday, March 7, 2013
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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (photo by Bill Page)

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan join the Academy of St. Martin the Fields in a concert performance at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass.

One of the most capable and enduring chamber orchestras on the stage today, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields comes to Massachusetts for a rare concert appearance in the acoustic splendor of Mechanics Hall. Presented by Music Worcester, the program features music by Britten, Bach, and Haydn. (See the complete program below), performed by musicians who routinely tackle the most challenging music for chamber orchestra and transform it into rich, vibrant sound.

Alisa WeilersteinDuring the first half of the program cellist Alisa Weilerstein, the daughter of New England Conservtory faculty members Donald Weilerstein and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein and a 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, performs Franz Josef Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1.

With a degree in Russian History from Columbia and several recordings, including an acclaimed accounting of the Cello Concertos by Edward Elgar and Elliott Carter with the Berlin Staatskapelle and conductor Daniel Barenboim, Alisa Weilerstein represents the vitality of a new generation in classical music.

Inon BarnatanThe second half of the program features pianist Inon Barnatan in J.S. Bach's Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor. The Israeli-born, New York-based pianist's recording "Darknesse Visible" (after a piece by British composer Thomas Adès), was described by critic Jed Distler of as one of the best of 2012, and the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that "His touch is both shimmery and full of fire."

To hear the program, click on the "Listen" button at the top of this article.

Full program:

Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10

Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major

J.S.Bach: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No.45 in F-sharp minor, "Farewell"

listen buttonHear Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan perform Chopin and Golijov in Classical New England's Fraser Performance Studio

Reneé Fleming and Susan Graham Live at Carnegie

Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall (photo by Jeff Goldberg-Esto, courtesy of Carnegie Hall)

Join two stars of the opera stage for an informal evening of French songs, as Carnegie Hall is transformed into a Parisian salon.

Tune in at 8pm, with hosts Fred Child of APM's Performance Today and Jeff Spurgeon of WQXR.

Barenboim and West-Eastern Divan Musicians in Concert

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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