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In the News

Publicity by local and regional media outlets

Audra McDonald to open MusicWorcester season Oct. 2 at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (Sep 7, 2019)

Music Worcester launches 2019-20 season Oct. 2
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (July 13, 2019)

 

Simone Dinnerstein set for final Music Worcester concert at South High
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (May 9, 2019)

Letter: 2018-2019 season of Music Worcester exceeded all expectations
Adrien C. Finlay, Music Worcester, Inc (May 7, 2019)

Classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili to perform in city debut April 19 at Tuckerman Hall
Monica Sager, Telegram & Gazette (April 14, 2019)

Worcester Chorus to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (April 11, 2019)

Yo-Yo Ma explores cultural evolution at Mechanics Hall in Worcester
Tyran Grillo, Telegram & Gazette (April 8, 2019)

Yo-Yo Ma to present talk at two shows presented by Music Worcester
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (April 4, 2019)

Avital Meets Avital to perform at Tuckerman Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (April 4, 2019)

Shepard conducts stunning performance of Verdi’s Requiem at Mechanics Hall
Joyce Tamer, Telegram & Gazette (April 1, 2019)

Worcester Chorus Soloist gets early jump on Verdi’s ‘Requiem’
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (March 29, 2019)

Russian National Ballet to present ‘Swan Lake’ at Hanover Theatre
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (March 21, 2019)

Bach conciertos a fitting cap for Dinnerstein’s residency
Jonathan Blumhofer, Telegram & Gazette (March 18, 2019)

Review: Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy bring high-octane evening to Hanover
Jonathan Blumhofer, Telegram & Gazette (March 16, 2019)

Milad Yousufi to perform new work at Worcester Pop-Up
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (March 14, 2019)

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma adds second event in Worcester next month
Aviva Luttrell, MassLive (March 13, 2019)

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy bring Celtic music, dancing to Hanover Theatre
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (March 6, 2019)

Concert Review: Czech National Symphony Orchestra plays Bernstein
Jonathan Blumhofer, Telegram & Gazette (March 2, 2019)

Czech National Symphony, Isabel Leonard celebrate Leonard Bernstein
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (February 28, 2019)

Shanghai Opera Symphony to perform Feb. 15 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (February 13, 2019)

Simone Dinnerstein, A Far Cry present remarkable ‘Goldberg Variations’
Jonathan Blumhofer, Telegram & Gazette (February 10, 2019)

Simone Dinnerstein and A Far Cry present Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (February 7, 2019)

Yo-Yo Ma Getting Back to Bach in Worcester Appearance
AP News (February 3, 2019)

Asere dances into audience’s hearts at Mechanics Hall
Tyran Grillo, Telegram & Gazette (February 1, 2019)

Havana Cuba All-Stars to perform at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (January 27, 2019)

Music Worcester Presents Phenomenal Cellist, Yo-Yo Ma
ThePulse, Pulse Magazine (January 24, 2019)

Yo-Yo Ma is headed to Worcester’s Mechanics Hall in April
Aviva Luttrell, MassLive (January 23, 2019)

Update: Yo-Yo Ma coming to Mechanics Hall in April
Bill Shaner, Worcester Magazine (January 22, 2019)

Yo-Yo Ma set to perform at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (January 22, 2019)

Simone Dinnerstein, Music Worcester present satisfying Goldberg Variations
Joyce Tamer, Telegram & Gazette (January 17, 2019

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, dance company team for ‘Goldberg Variations’ at Hanover Theatre
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (January 9, 2019)

Simone Dinnerstein concert at Mechanics Hall rescheduled
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (December 14, 2019)

Worcester Chorus presents Bach’s ‘Magnificat’
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (November 29, 2018)

‘Considering Matthew Shepard’ at Mechanics Hall poignant, striking
John Zeugner, Telegram & Gazette (November 12, 2018)

Pale Resurrection: Holographic Maria Callas concert makes listener yearn for the real thing
John Zeugner, Telegram & Gazette (November 8, 2018)

Choral Work ‘Considering Matthew Shepard’ to be performed Sunday in benefit at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (November 7, 2018)

Performing, teaching in Simone Dinnerstein’s repertoire as Music Worcester artist-in-residence
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (November 3, 2018)

Soul Rebels to perform funky mix of soul and pop at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (November 1, 2018)

Maria Callas sings again as 3-D hologram at Hanover in Worcester
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (November 1, 2018)

Worcester Chorus director Chris Shepard marks 10th year with concert Sunday at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (October 25, 2018)

Music Review: Branford Marsalis quartet cerebral, supercharged in Mechanics Hall performance
John Zeugner, Telegram & Gazette (October 20, 2018)

Branford Marsalis Quartet opens Music Worcester season Oct. 19 at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (October 13, 2018)

Music Worcester to Host Concert Benefiting LGBTQ+ Communities
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team, Go Local Worcester (September 12, 2018)

Surprises, innovation set tone for Music Worcester’s 2018-19 season
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (July 21, 2018)

Violinist Muresanu enlightens, entertains with ‘Four Strings Around the World’ concert in Worcester
Jonathan Blumhofer, Telegram & Gazette (April 14, 2018)

International accent on music at violinist  Irina Muresanu’s concert Friday in Worcester
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (April 8, 2018)

Tradition captures spirit of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet at Hanover Theatre (interview)
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (March 28, 2018)

Apollo’s Fire Lights Up Tuckerman Hall
Jonathan Blumhofer, Telegram & Gazette (March 26, 2018)

Baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire to perform at Tuckerman Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (March 22, 2018)

Help from the Brass (photos)
Rick Cinclair, Telegram & Gazette (March 22, 2018)

Worcester schools, Mechanics Hall among week of visits by Boston Brass
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (March 14, 2018)

Dublin Irish Dance presents ‘Stepping Out’ at Mechanics Hall March 11
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (March 8, 2018)

Music Worcester presents an elegant program by Sokolov and the Staatskapelle Weimar at Mechanics Hall
Joyce Tamer, Telegram & Gazette (March 2, 2018)

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony headlines Weimar Symphony concert March 1 in at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (February 21, 2018)

Helsingborg Symphony delights with romantic program
Joyce Tamer, Telegram & Gazette (February 15, 2018)

Simone Dinnerstein, A Far Cry deliver Philip Glass symphony at Mechanics Hall
Jonathan Blumhofer, Telegram & Gazette (February 12, 2018)

Armenian-born concert pianist to perform Rachmaninoff with orchestra at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (February 10, 2018)

Simone Dinnerstein and A Far Cry to perform Feb. 11 at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (February 3, 2018)

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson highlights 150 years of music
Joyce Tamer, Telegram & Gazette (January 28, 2018)

Tenor from Holden to launch Worcester Chorus performance of ‘Messiah’ Saturday
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (December 1, 2017)

Powerful ‘War Requiem’ reverberates at Mechanics Hall
Joyce Tamer, Telegram & Gazette (November 13, 2017)

5 local choruses to perform Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ Sunday at Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (November 9, 2017)

The Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin set for Mechanics Hall
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (October 19, 2017)

Violinist Gil Shaham Returns in Concert Sunday At Mechanics Hall (interview)
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (October 19, 2017)

Wynton Marsalis and orchestra jazz up Mechanics Hall
Jim Perry, Worcester Magazine (October 5, 2017)

Music Worcester Launches Season with Wynton Marsalis
Richard Duckett, Telegram & Gazette (October 1, 2017)

Simone Dinnerstein, Havana Lyceum Orchestra Shine at Mechanics Hall
A music review by Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (June 13, 2017)

Feature Story on historic tour by Simone Dinnerstein and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra
Geoff Edgers, Washington Post (June 11, 2017)

Yefim Bronfman Aims for the Unique at Music Worcester Season Finale
A music review by Joyce Tamer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (May 3, 2017)

Yefim Bronfman Recital Caps Music Worcester Season
Preview, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 30, 2017)

BachFest Concludes With Stunning Performance
A music review by John Zeugner, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 24, 2017)

A Pianistic Tour de Force by Ilya Yakushev
A music review by Joyce Tamer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 23, 2017)

Beautifully Rendered Sonatas Illuminate Bach Festival
A music review by Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 22, 2017)

Sergey Antonov Kicks off BachFest at Antiquarian Society Hall
A music review by Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 21, 2017)

Pianist in Dual Concerts Saturday in Music Worcester BachFest
Feature on Ilya Yakushev by Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette April 20, 2017)

Musical Feast at BachFest (Concerts in Salisbury District April 20 (23rd)
Feature by Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 15, 2017)

Once upon a dance…Russian Ballet to perform ‘Cinderella’
Interview by Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 13, 2017)

From Roma to ‘Rhythm’ A Musical Tour (Violinist Lara St. John & Pianist Matt Herskowitz
A Concert Preview by Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 6, 2017)

Latitude 41 Gives Stunning Performance of Brahms
A Music Review by Joyce Tamer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 2, 2017)

Trio Latitude 41 to Perform in Shapiro Hall
Worcester Telegram & Gazette (March 30, 2017)

Worcester Chorus Gives Luminous Performance of Beethoven, Mozart
A Music Review by Joyce Tamer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (March 25, 2017)

Venice Baroque Orchestra Puts Vivaldi Center Stage
A Music Review by Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (March 7, 2017)

Always In Season: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Headlines Venice Baroque Orchestra Concert
Soloist Interview by Richard Duckett of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (March 2, 2017)

Triple Play Serves A Fusion Feast For The Ears
A Music Review by John Zeugner of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (February 27, 2017)

Chris Brubeck Jazz Trio Returns Feb. 25 to Worcester
An interview and preview by Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (February 22, 2017)

Ukraine National Symphony Captivates Worcester Audience
A Music Review by Joyce Tamer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (February 18, 2017)

Chris Brubeck Interview 
Josh Lyford, Night & Day (Concert Media Sponsor), Worcester Magazine (February 9, 2017)

Vadim Gluzman and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Exhilarating
A Music Review by Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (January 23, 2017)

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Featured (and the violin for which it was written!) (interview) 
Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (January 19, 2017)

Worcester Chorus and Soloists Keep Edge in Messiah 
John Zeugner, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (December 4, 2016)

When I Am Singing…. (interview)
Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (December 1, 2016)

Royal Winnipeg’s Dracula The Real, Scary Deal 
John Zeugner, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 16, 2016)

Igudesman & Joo Offer Raucous Show for Music Worcester in Mechanics Hall Sunday 
Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 14, 2016)

Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Dracula to Haunt Hanover Nov. 15th 
Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 13, 2016)

Igudesman & Joo Meld Classical Music and Mirth November 13th in Worcester (interview)
Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 10, 2016)

Worcester Chorus’ Beatles Reprise Thoroughly Enjoyable 
Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 5, 2016)

Violinist Joshua Bell Exhibits Winning Charisma 
Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (October 30, 2016)

And Now Mozart (interview) 
Joshua Lyford, Worcester Magazine (October 27, 2016)

Joshua Bell to Perform in Worcester (interview)
Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (October 23, 2016)

No Monkeying Around in Worcester 
Nancy Grossman, Broadway World (September 2016)

Patti LuPone, Joshua Bell Lead Off New Season for Music Worcester
Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Arts & Entertainment (June 23, 2016)

Variety Spices Lineup for Music Worcester 2016-17 Season (interview)
Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (August 17, 2016)

Patti LuPone Opens Music Worcester Season Sept 20th (interview)
Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (September 18, 2016)

Patti LuPone Kicks Off Music Worcester Season With Broadway Pizzazz 
John Zeugner, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (September 21, 2016)

An Electrifying End to the Music Worcester Season (Review)
Jonathan Blumhofer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (May 6, 2016)

Handel + Haydn Society Chamber Players to Perform May 5 (Entertainment/Life Announcement)
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 28, 2016)

Music Worcester Hires Director of Development (Business Section News)
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (May 1, 2016)

Worcester Chorus Unites the Americas with Song (Review)
Jonathan Blumhofer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 30, 2016)

Mexico’s Coro Xopankuicatl Joins Worcester Chorus April 29 (interview with John Daly Goodwin)
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 28, 2016)

Handel + Haydn Society Chamber Players To Perform May 5th (Entertainment/Life)
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 28, 2016)

Pianist Bernadene Blaha Performance Enhances Worcester Chamber Music Society Program
Joyce Tamer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 18, 2016)

Russian ballet troupe to perform “Swan Lake”
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 13, 2016)

Eclectic Musical Masters Meet in Worcester (Bela Fleck and Chick Corea
Matthew Emmer, The Scarlet, a Clark University newspaper (April 22, 2016)

Fleck and Corea Mezmering at Music Worcester Performance in Hanover Theatre (Review)
John Zeugner, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 13, 2016)

Icons Chick Corea and Béla Fleck Team for Music Worcester Show at Hanover Theatre (interview)
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 7, 2016)

Austria’s Mnozil Brass Offer Goofiness and Exceptional Music (Review)
Jonathan Blumhofer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (April 8, 2016)

Mnozil Brass to Perform April 7
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (March 31, 2016)

A Musical Mix of Past and Present (Review)
Jonathan Blumhofer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (March 21, 2016)

Acclaimed Musicians David Kaplan and Caroline Shaw to Perform at Clark
GO Section, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (March 17, 2016)

Making Beautiful Music (Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will perform in Worcester During U.S. Tour)
Laura Porter, The Massachusetts Jewish Ledger (February 18, 2016)

An Interview with the Conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (interview)
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (March 11, 2016)

Compelling Requiem presented by Worcester Chorus (Review)
Joyce Tamer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (March 5, 2016)

Disney in Concert Fun for Young and Not-So-Young (Review,  Entertainment & Life)
John Zeugner, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (February 28, 2016)

Disney Concert…and interview with the show’s Producer (interview)
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (February 25, 2016)

St. Lawrence String Quartet Sparkles at Holy Cross (Review)
Jonathan Blumhofer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (February 20, 2016)

St. Lawrence String Quartet Returns to Holy Cross (interview)
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (Feburary 18, 2016)

Worcester Symphonic Project Puts Young Musicians in Spotlight (Review)
Jonathan Blumhofer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (February 15, 2016)

Worcester Symphonic Project Annual Concert February 14th (Entertainment & Life)
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (February 11, 2016)

Splendid piano soloist highlights Polish Baltic Philharmonic concert (A Music Review
Joyce Tamer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (February13, 2016)

Music Worcester presents An Invigorating Tour of British Isles
Jonathan Blumhofer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (January 28, 2016)

Scots Guards Relish Mix of Military and Music
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (January 22, 2016)

Dinnerstein Presents Breakthtaking Goldberg Variations …
Joyce Tamer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (January 11, 2016)

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein Returns to Tuckerman Hall January 10th
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (January 7, 2015)

Chorus Infuses Big Sound to Handel’s Messiah (Review)
John Zeugner, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (December 6, 2015)

Acrobats Offer Awesome Twist to Music Worcester Season… (Review)
John Zeugner, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 23, 2015)

Chinese Acrobats/Circus bring Peking Dreams…  (interview)
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 19, 2015)

Spirit of India Dazzles… (Review)
Joyce Tamer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 13, 2015)

Orchestra Brings “Spirit of India” to Mechanics Hall (interview)
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 12, 2015)

Some Lovely Moments… (Review)
Jonathan Blumhofer, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 8, 2015)

Music Worcester Kicks Off Season…
John Zeugner, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (November 1, 2015)

Music Worcester Ready for Another Season
Richard Duckett, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (October 29, 2015)

McDonough Family Foundation Donates $15 Million to Central MA Cultural Organizations
Malcolm Gay, The Boston Globe (October 2, 2015)

McDonough Foundation Gifts
Tom Quinn, Worcester Magazine (October 2, 2015)

McDonough Foundation Gives $15 Million to Greater Worcester Cultural Organizations
Mark Sullivan, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (October 3, 2015)

Stellar Lineup (Music Worcester offers diverse programming for coming season)
Richard Duckett, Worcester Telegram & Gazette (July 19, 2015)