Sometimes, with hard work and a good luck, an artist may be struck by the kind of creative lightning that results in a major breakthrough work, which is at once startlingly new and large, even while retaining the artist’s distinctive and recognizable signature. The poet Frank Bidart’s new book, Metaphysical Dog, is such a work.
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Sylvia Berry is the acclaimed young forte piano musician about whose debut CD of Haydn’s London Sonatas Early Music Magazine says “A wonderful debut that augurs more wonders to come.” Ms. Berry who has performed as a soloist and in chamber ensembles in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Holland and Italy. She founded and leads the early music ensemble Boston Hausmusik, and in Boston she is celebrated for engaging her audiences with informative commentary about the music and the instruments she plays. Ms. Berry studied at the New England Conservatory, the Oberlin Conservatory, and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.