by Leslie Kandell
A Daily Gazette arts blog
Leslie Kandell covers music in the Berkshires
Friday, July 27, 2012
The annual Bang on a Can new music festival at MASSMoCA -- daily talks, composer workshops and recitals with premieres -- comes to a close Saturday, with a six-hour marathon finale from 4 to 10 p.m.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Recalling the 1986 concert of the broken strings that elevated violinist Midori to star status.
Friday, July 20, 2012
These large instruments are prized for their looks, not their sound.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Joseph Silverstein says this reviewer was off key in a complaint about the Emerson String Quartet.
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011
A lovely hour spent viewing the Pissarro exhibit at the Clark Art Institute.
Friday, Aug. 26, 2011
Revisiting the Mark Morris Dance Group, which is back at Jacob's Pillow through Sunday.
Monday, Aug. 22, 2011
As years pass, I find myself drifting in to Pops with the crowds. Their audience is becoming more civilized over time, and not reviewing is relaxing for me.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011
A poem on the loss of my daughter.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2011
Haydn loses to hair at Tanglewood.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Twenty-four years later, "Bang on a Can," the scrappy New York City festival of "downtown" music, has made it to the top of the new-sounds heap.