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THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

REVIEW: BSO players Dec. 1 at Tanglewood’s Linde Center

It seemed obvious on Sunday that these musicians had performed both the Kodály and Beethoven pieces many times together. But, in fact, they had not.

REVIEW: Kavakos took liberties with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

There is a tradition of violinists either writing their own cadenzas for this concerto or transcribing the ones Beethoven wrote for the piano version of the piece.

REVIEW: Trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger brought the unexpected to July 14 Tanglewood concert

The virtuoso trumpeter nevertheless understands that performances of HK Gruber's concerto are risky undertakings for any orchestra, which is why he appreciates how easy Andris Nelsons and the BSO make it look.

Bits & Bytes: Columbia County Fair; Festival of Books; Gregory Pardlo at Simon’s Rock; ‘Following the Ninth;’ scientists predict corona shape

Gregory Pardlo’s long-awaited memoir in essays is a meditation on fatherhood, class, education, race, addiction and ambition.

PREVIEW: Tanglewood performance by Igor Levit, JACK Quartet to highlight notorious demagogues

Beethoven suffered fools from time to time, but he wanted nothing to do with despotic megalomaniacs.

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