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Weekend opens with classical overtures in Distler Performance Hall

Tufts hosts melodies of Schoenberg, Shostakovich

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Matthew Welch, THE TUFTS DAILY

The Boston Musical Intelligencer ~ A virtual journal and blog of the classical music scene in Boston

"Berman was also fleet, delicate and powerful, as the occasion demanded"

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Vance R. Koven, The Boston Musical Intelligencer
David Sanford's "Dogma74'' (another Boston premiere, conducted by Julian Pellicano, with Hershman-Tcherepnin, Heffner, Russell, and Berman joined by violist Anne Black) was both more pugnacious and more beguiling. The vocabulary is all tensile drones, punchy rhythms, dissonant, crackling atmosphere. But both the insistence of the ideas and their intuitively sure progression hinted at hidden narratives. Any boundaries were not so much dissolved as shrugged off; the combination of vivid immediacy and lingering mystery was invigorating enough that one simply forgot to tally any stylistic debt. Read More...
Matthew Guerrieri, Globe Correspondent, The Boston Globe
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