By Keith Powers
LENOX, Mass. – As curated by Jacob Greenberg, Nadia Sirota, and Kathryn Bates, the 2017 Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood drew on composers from their 30-something generation and works from the 20th century.
By David Gordon Duke
VANCOUVER – Local and imported artists combined under the assured direction of Alexander Weimann to create an impressive performance at the second summer Bach Festival presented by Early Music Vancouver.
By Susan Brodie
NEW YORK – Mostly Mozart reached into Schubert with the US. premiere of Hans Zendler’s extravagantly orchestrated version, staged by Netia Jones for tenor Ian Bostridge. The sensory onslaught distracted from the emotional core.
By Richard S. Ginell
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – For his first season as music director of the incorrigibly progressive Cabrillo Festival, Cristian Măcelaru is leading a flurry of premieres, including a made-to-order tour de force for percussionist Evelyn Glennie.
By Robert Markow
TAIPEI – Showcased at an international festival, Singapore’s aspiring, self-governing Orchestra of the Music Makers, in its ninth season, sounded like a million dollars and was certainly at one with the Force.
By Arthur Kaptainis
JOLIETTE, Quebec – Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conducting the score of Wagner’s long opera for the first time, led Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain in a glorious outdoor performance with Christian Elsner as Parsifal.
By Paul Robinson
DIGITAL REVIEW – Under conductor James Ross, the accomplished young musicians of the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic seem quite at home in Thompson’s Second Symphony as well as Barber’s First for Naxos.