“Dmitri in the Dark” put the spotlight on Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, performing it once in the dark, and then again after intermission with two actors and a trio of circus performers.
The Danish String Quartet brought Haydn and Beethoven classics to Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center on Sunday, along with an early work by their fellow Dane Hans Abrahamsen.
Emmanuel Music launched a new late-night initiative Saturday, adding to its evening concert series and weekly Bach cantata services. The program included several settings of Allen Ginsberg’s poetry alongside two premieres by John Harbison.
Boston Lyric Opera’s new Marriage of Figaro arrives disguised as a high-concept production, with the curtain lifting halfway through the overture to reveal a group of stagehands playing cards, ostensibly caught off-guard by the start of the performance.
On Wednesday night, Sol Gabetta played a weighty, sometimes chilling recital for the Celebrity Series Debut Series in Longy’s Pickman Hall.
Many opera companies have mounted shows in nontraditional venues, but Boston Lyric Opera seems to bring the ambiance of an opera house into community spaces. The company presented its sixth annual Opera Annex production on Nov. 19 at Temple Ohabei Shalom, a staging of Frank Martin’s The Love Potion (Le vin herbé).
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...