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While Framingham's Danforth Museum looks for a new home, its collection travels. A selection of its extensive Boston Expressionists holdings, on view at Endicott College's Heftler Gallery. Reviewed in the North Shore GateHouse papers, Feb. 2017.
Katherine DiRico's elegant Data Sets, at Montserrat. Reviewed. From the North Shore GateHouse papers, Jan. 2017
Group review of shows at Salem State, Montserrat, Museum of Fine Arts (William Merritt Chase). SSU show was censored (because of student protests) subsequently. From the Beacon, and other North Shore papers, Nov. 2016
Jeremy Denk's ambitious program, Medieval to Modern. At Tanglewood, in Ozawa Hall, on Aug. 24. His premise, that style no longer has any definition, still remains to be proved. His expertise at the keyboard does not. Thoroughly captivating evening of selections. From Cape Ann Beacon, GateHouse papers, Aug. 2016.
Salem Theatre's latest, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot." This troupe kills it, but Stephen Adly Guirgis's play has little new to say and has trouble saying it. From Salem Gazette, Cape Ann Beacon, Aug. 2016.
Childe Hassam visited Appledore Island for 30 years, and the Peabody Essex Museum has the paintings to prove it. A breezy, non-challenging and smartly curated show. From the North Shore GateHouse papers. July 2016
Cape Ann Museum delves into its architecture archives. A retrospective of Philips & Holloran, a firm that built most of the important commercial and residential structure during the 20th century on Cape Ann. Guided tour with Deborah Epstein from Epstein Joslin Architects. From the Cape Ann Beacon, June 2016
Salem State Theater Department's stalwart Medea. Reviewed April 2016
A look back at Black Mountain College, incubator for much contemporary American art of the late 20th century. Who went there? Olson. Cage. Asawa. Fuller. The de Koonigs. Sessions. Einstein. At the Institute of Contemporary Art, fall 2015.
A review of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's week at Carnegie Hall in April, 2015. All three performances had merit; Strauss's Elektra, with Christine Goerke invigorating the title role, was a standout.
Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the first of its Shakespeare month programs. Based on music about Midsummer Night's Dream, including a fanciful staging. From Quincy Patriot-Ledger, Jan. 28, 2016
Thought the James Levine era would last longer, and be better. Here's some good though: premieres of Harbison "Darkbloom" and Wuorinen 4th piano concerto, with the wonderful Peter Serkin. From 2005 or so, Boston Herald.