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Violinist Anthony Marwood was a standout in a performance with the TMC orchestra under conductor Thomas Adès.

Big rewards at Tanglewood’s abbreviated Festival of Contemporary Music

Ninety-minute programs arrived as a COVID-era precaution, but they also aided attentive listening.

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Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires perform at the Newport Folk Festival.

At Newport Folk Festival, a glad-to-be-back vibe after a lost year

The festival's second day featured performances by Jason Isbell, Joy Oladokun, Margo Price, Natalie Hemby, and Randy Newman.

Composer John Williams with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, performing his Violin Concerto No. 2 with the BSO during a dress rehearsal on July 22 at Tanglewood.

At Tanglewood, a showcase of John Williams’s strengths

The Pops performed many of Williams's film favorites — and the BSO offered a world premiere of his Violin Concerto No. 2, with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

The well-known busker contracted a rare eye infection this year that left her partially blind. She now wears ski goggles to protect from further damage.

Violinist and Faneuil Hall stalwart Vivian Luo sees things differently now

The well-known busker contracted a rare eye infection this year that left her partially blind.

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New Kids on the Block have a date at Fenway Park Aug. 6, one of five different shows scheduled that week at the ballpark.

A concert scene that suddenly feels like summer

Concert dates — including one very busy week at Fenway Park — are filling up fast after the transition from lockdown.

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Abby Cross played her viola during a recent rehearsal. Landmarks Orchestra is returning to the Hatch Shell with a six-week season of free concerts.

Landmarks Orchestra to strike up summer on the Esplanade

Landmarks Orchestra returns to the Hatch Shell with a six-week season of free concerts.

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Crowds danced during a DJ set upstairs at Oceanside Events Center, a popular Latin music venue in Revere that reopened this summer.

The Oceanside in Revere pulses back to life with all the sounds from ‘south of Miami’

Since it reopened earlier this summer, the three-room club is again drawing big crowds who come to listen and dance to touring artists from the Caribbean and Latin America.

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Newport’s diverse lineup offers folk with plenty of detours

From emerging artists to established stars, here are some anticipated highlights of the festival representing a mix of genres.