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With BSO premiere, composer honors Taiwan’s diverse people and sounds

Chihchun Chi-sun Lee's "Formosan Triptych" draws from Taiwan's diverse music traditions.

MUSIC

In Jordan Hall, A Far Cry eloquently pairs Shostakovich and Mahler

On Friday night, the former’s Fourteenth Symphony was the centerpiece of a program exploring mortality in music.

MUSIC REVIEW

At BSO, an all-French program with flair

Conductor Alain Altinoglu and organist Thierry Escaich satisfied listeners with performances of Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Poulenc.

CLASSICAL NOTES

Patricia Kopatchinskaja is tired of classical music’s ‘institutional inertia’

The iconoclastic violinist will be back in town for her Boston recital debut.

MUSIC

For their first album in 20 years, Lyres revisit the Rat

The live set dates to 1980 and features one of the early incarnations of Jeff Conolly's ever-changing band.

OPERA REVIEW

Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ returns to the Met, refashioned for a time of war

Director William Kentridge takes on the composer’s expressionist masterpiece in a production slated for simulcast to local theaters.

MUSIC

At the Sinclair, Yola makes a powerful impression

The British soul-country singer's force-of-nature voice was as remarkable onstage as it is on record.