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Spectacular Vespers!

Last night’s performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 capped off a spectacular day and was for me the perfect end of the Boston Early Music Festival. (The Festival does not end until Sunday but it is the end for me because I am traveling … Continue reading

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BEMF: Boston Marathon

I am here in Boston at the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) and so far in three days I have seen two Monteverdi operas, heard two concerts and been to the Church of the Advent for their Sunday service. But … Continue reading

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Quicksilver in Hawaii

Ask the average person in the street in Hawaii if they’ve heard of ‘Quicksilver’, and you’ll most likely get the answer, “Oh, yes, that’s the big wave surfing tournament named in memory of surfer Eddie Aikau.” It has only been held nine times in … Continue reading

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The busy beaver

This past weekend, I have been a busy beaver and have found myself working on four separate projects —three of them ultimately will lead to musical events in several churches. I’m guessing it was Carl Crosier’s idea many years ago to produce a … Continue reading

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Nothing short of phenomenal

As we knew from past Festivals, the 2013 Boston Early Music Festival was going to be nothing short of extraordinary — in the wide variety and extremely high level of the performances, the huge number of international performers, and total … Continue reading

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Handel Opera a triumph

Our last concert of the Boston Early Music Festival (my 22nd!) was a four-hour extravaganza, an opera by George Frideric Handel, called Almira in the beautiful Cutler Majestic Theatre. An all-star international cast assembled by Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, … Continue reading

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Double enchantment

Thursday afternoon and evening we went to two fantastic concerts, beginning with the Newberry Consort, a medieval instrumental and vocal group which presented Rosa das Rosas, ten vignettes on medieval miracles supposedly composed by Alfonso X, king of Castile, Leon, … Continue reading

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