2011-2012 Classical Mid-Season Report

By Brian McCreath

Boston Globe classical music critic Jeremy Eichler joins Brian McCreath of Classical New England to review the top stories so far during the 2011-2012 classical music season in Boston.

Jeremy Eichler (image courtesy of Boston Globe)

The classical music season has seen some dynamic performances over the last few months, but they took place alongside some unexpected developments.

Jeremy Eichler and Brian McCreath talk about a few of the low and high points.

Part 1: Opera Boston, Bemjamin Zander and the New England Conservatory, and Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

For more about Opera Boston, visit the Boston Globe, with reporting and analysis by Geoff Edgers and history by Matthew Guerrieri (registration required).

Classical New England has video from Calderwood Hall, and for more about concerts scheduled there, visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem.

Part 2: Continued cancellations at the BSO, and looking forward to a few events coming up

For Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts on-demand, visit BSO Radio, and for tickets to upcoming concerts, including the week wtih guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, visit the BSO.

For information about performances of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, visit the Handel and Haydn Society. For more about Tan Dun's Water Passion After St. Matthew, visit the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

Full conversation, with additional commentary on the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Opera Boston, Calderwood Hall, and more

(image of Boston skyline:  Boston Skyline At Night By Archon Fung (Arfung at en.wikipedia) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)


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