Where Critics Fail to Tread: A Conversation with Ben Leeds Carson

Imagine, if you will, that you are a composer. Not a historical composer, mind you — we’re not talking powdered wigs and candelabras here — …

The Los Angeles Philharmonic – With Popcorn!

Look! It’s Miss Music Nerd at the Movies! (With her date, McDoc, of course!) Problem #1: Live orchestral performances can be rather stuffy, formal affairs, …

Permanently Beginning: A Conversation With Sir Harrison Birtwistle

On Thursday morning, I attended an open rehearsal of the Boston Symphony, in preparation for this weekend’s performances, which include the world première of a …