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Thomas Busse

Thomas Busse, www.tbusse.com, is a professional tenor.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
January 8, 2014

Near-perfect vocalism and fine instrumental performances mark Musica Pacifica’s concert of French Baroque works.

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Choral Review
November 22, 2013

Volti continues to uncover excellent new music, but its performances, especially of a Britten classic, show that the chorus has room to grow.

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Chamber Music Review
November 3, 2013

Taking its inspiration from Italian Baroque music published in London, the string band Archetti serves up balanced, intriguing fare.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 24, 2013

Philip Glass’ score for La Belle et la bête was a missed opportunity for retouching, though San Francisco Performances’ production was well-done.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
April 26, 2013

In its free concert of semistaged works, S.F. Chamber Orchestra provides a platform for younger singers to strut their stuff in works both old and fresh.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 23, 2013

In performing Bach, Buxtehude, and Telemann, newcomer Marin Baroque faces uphill battles of insufficient vocal musicianship.

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Chamber Music Review
March 10, 2013

In a wildly entertaining, beautifully played program, the virtuosic early-music group Cançonièr brings to life one of the medieval period’s stranger social phenomena.

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Chamber Music Review
January 28, 2013

At an S.F. Contemporary Music Players’ concert, Steve Reich’s music became the sum of its electronic amplifiers, rather than its parts. Is there a way to tame this problem?

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 20, 2013

Walnut Creek’s California Symphony tries out a potential leader in Sean Newhouse, with two classics and a New Agey filler.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 1, 2012

The early-music quartet Musica Pacifica scored a seasonal concert hit with smart arrangements and excellent contributions from soprano Clara Rottsolk.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 17, 2012

Music from south of the border highlights the latest outing in BluePrint’s new-music series at the S.F. Conservatory.

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Choral Review
October 27, 2012

A good community choir singing masterworks of Renaissance polyphony gets a passing grade and an A+ for effort.

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Chamber Music Review
October 21, 2012

First-rate playing marks a novel recital for violin, harpsichord, and the ungainly yet fascinating dulcian.

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Choral Review
September 14, 2012

Thematic programming can challenge even so distinguished a chorus as Chanticleer, as evident in its season opener. Some performance issues ensued.

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Chamber Music Review
September 8, 2012

The New Esterházy String Quartet, with soprano Christine Brandes, was equally at home in the works of Haydn’s London period and in his less-showy, earlier pieces.

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Choral Review
June 2, 2012

Yet again, the vocal ensemble Chanticleer stylishly pulls rabbits out of a Mexican hat.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
March 30, 2012

The Baltimore Symphony continues producing artistically and socially valuable work, under Music Director Marin Alsop.

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 10, 2012

A Dutch early-instrument orchestra and choir give a fine rendition of a Bach Mass, despite the hall’s acoustic limitations.

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Chamber Music Review
March 4, 2012

A male vocal ensemble meshes with a young string quartet in compositions based on psalms, a biblical figure, and weather .

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Early Music/Baroque Review
March 3, 2012

First-rate singers contribute to a satisfying and welcoming evening of early music.

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