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Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones is a retired professor of English (Oberlin College) and a member of the board of Early Music America. He sings and plays recorder, violin, and viola da gamba in a number of early music groups in the Bay Area.

Articles by this Author

Opera Review
November 12, 2019

The singers are superb, but the production’s temperature is curiously cool.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
November 4, 2019

Contrasting works by Henry Purcell and Michael Nyman spark new sounds.

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Opera Review
October 21, 2019

Soprano Christina Major brings power and fury to the role of Abigaile in an opera that remains surprisingly relevant.

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Recital Review
October 7, 2019

The beloved soprano ranges from intimate classics to new operatic works in recital with pianist Richard Bado.

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Opera Review
September 9, 2019

All the elements coalesce in this provocative interpretation of Melville’s dark novella.

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Opera Review
August 5, 2019

Brilliant Merolini were more than up to the rich challenges offered in the commissioned If I Were You.

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Opera Review
July 15, 2019

Carlisle Floyd’s Appalachian-themed study of cultural hypocrisy and sexual violence is more timely than ever.

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Opera Review
June 8, 2019

The production is at its best when it gives the singers space to do what they do best.

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Choral Review
May 20, 2019

Peter Sellars’s masterful, minimalist direction provides the perfect setting for LAMC’s powerful performance.

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Recital Review
May 6, 2019

The virtuoso cellist takes a Romantic approach to the Six Suites.

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Opera Review
March 26, 2019

The Two Widows bubbles over with life’s sorrows and joys.

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Choral Review
March 5, 2019

Paul Flight deftly guides the chorus through Rachmaninoff’s demanding masterpiece.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
February 19, 2019

András Schiff plays and conducts a long, oddly asynchronous concert.

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Opera Review
December 4, 2018

David Conte’s tuneful music makes a heartfelt comedy.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 19, 2018

The world premiere of Richard Marriott’s Ghost Ship Concerto headlines the somber program.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
November 5, 2018

A concert that at once recounts the brutality of slavery while embracing the musical cultures it brought together.

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Recital Review
October 2, 2018

The cellist gives a marathon performance of Bach at the Greek.

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Choral Review
September 17, 2018

Cathedral acoustics muddy the brilliance of Britain’s “Crown Jewels.”

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Early Music/Baroque Review
June 12, 2018

Sequentia performs compellingly reconstructed music from a thousand years ago.

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Chamber Music Review
May 8, 2018

A fascinating concert of seldom-heard music reflects on the Europe of a century ago.

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