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At BSO, launching a new concerto into orbit

On Thursday night in Symphony Hall, Andris Nelsons returned to the podium with works by Brahms, Shostakovich, and a new ‘Concerto for Curved Space’ by Steven Mackey.


C’mon Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, let these artists in!

Overlooked and underappreciated, it’s time to open the door to these eight brilliant acts.


The pandemic not only inspired Murray Hidary’s ‘Distanced Together,’ it gave him time to write it

The pianist and composer talks about his massive sonic installation at Mass MoCA and this weekend’s upcoming performances.

Branford Marsalis will happily meet his audience where they are

When playing music that engages audiences is your priority, it helps to have a band like the Marsalis quartet, whose longevity and shared sense of purpose sets it apart.

Songs of a weary heart: A box set revisits Bob Dylan’s luminous ‘Time Out of Mind’

Dylanologists have been anxious for a “Time Out of Mind” entry in the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series. It is finally at hand: The 17th volume in Sony’s durable series arrives on Friday.

Justin Bieber sells music catalog to Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has struck a deal to put his music under the ownership of Hipgnosis Song Management, an investment entity backed by Blackstone Inc.


Emerson Quartet bids farewell to Boston

On Sunday in Jordan Hall, the veteran foursome, which has for decades occupied the highest echelons of the chamber music world, made its last local appearance.

Vast collection of Grateful Dead concert posters is truckin’ to Fall River

“Grateful Dead: The Vintage Posters, 1966-1995” opens at the Narrows Center for the Arts on Friday, in what the venue bills as the “largest collection of Grateful Dead concert posters ever exhibited.”