Music

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

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

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

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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

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Jeremy Denk Celebrity Series of Boston

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

David Weininger can be reached at globeclassicalnotes@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidgweininger.