Monthly Archives: May 1991


The season winds down, but happily. Tuesday night’s concert at Royce Hall was, indeed, a most happy and vital occasion: challenging, joyous and rewarding. Gidon Kremer is an old friend; he has performed here as violin soloist with the Philharmonic, as recitalist on his own, and as a chamber player. Tuesday’s program was none of […]


In its 14 years of presenting the joys of the Gilbert and Sullivan repertory in unalloyed, untampered estate, Richard Sheldon’s Opera a la Carte has racked up an impressive string of triumphant productions. It would be hard to imagine, even so, a performance of more consistent delight than the company’s “Pirates of Penzance” given this […]


And so the Philharmonic season ended, not with a whimper but with several bangs. The final subscription concert, Thursday night at the Music Center, drew only a small crowd; perhaps anything would be an anticlimax after the Salonen weeks. Those who showed up were well rewarded, however. John Nelson was the conductor, replacing the scheduled […]