Benjamin Pesetsky composer and writer

AuthorBenjamin Pesetsky

How Twenty-Somethings Might Listen

On an evening last spring, a small audience filling a Somerville living room listened to a young cellist and pianist perform Schubert. Everyone present had been rounded up by Samuel Bodkin, the 23-year-old founder of Groupmuse.

For the Adventurous

The Callithumpian Consort brought three recent works by Lei Liang to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Thursday night in addition to pieces by Xiaoyong Chen and Luigi Nono. The program was entitled “Avant Gardner,” and no matter how playfully intended, that probably didn’t convince many of the museum’s less adventurous concertgoers to show up. Nonetheless two balconies worth of new-music...

Benjamin Pesetsky composer and writer