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The Year in Arts

Top 10 of the year in classical music

Maria Finkelmeier and others who participated in a performance of John Luther Adams’s “Inuksuit” at Arnold Arboretum.
Maria Finkelmeier and others who participated in a performance of John Luther Adams’s “Inuksuit” at Arnold Arboretum.(Adam DeTour)

Thomas Adès artistic partnership Boston Symphony Orchestra and Celebrity Series of Boston

Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor

Berlin Philharmonic Sir Simon Rattle, conductor; Celebrity Series of Boston

Hans Abrahamsen’s “let me tell you,” “Schnee” Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor and Sound Icon, Jeffrey Means, conductor

András Schiff Celebrity Series of Boston

Pacifica Quartet Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

John Luther Adams’s “Inuksuit” Kadence Arts, Arnold Arboretum

John Cage’s “Apartment House 1776,” Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor

Jeremy Denk Celebrity Series of Boston

Glenn Kotche and Sam Amidon Stave Sessions, Celebrity Series of Boston

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