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Classical Music

Hunger for opera, Venezuelan heat

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra wore the colors of Venezuela's flag during encores at Symphony Hall. Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra wore the colors of Venezuela's flag during encores at Symphony Hall. (Michael j. lutch)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / December 30, 2007

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Boston's classical music scene this year was buzzing with near-constant activity, home-grown and imported, just about everywhere you looked. But the new season was also shadowed by the loss of one of the musical community's anchoring figures, the conductor Craig Smith, who died last month at age 60. He had founded Emmanuel Music, the resident ensemble of Emmanuel Church, almost ... (Full article: 1004 words)

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