Staff Picks

Sam Markson: “Gilfema and Either/Orchestra look solid, Wednesday and Saturday nights this week at the Regattabar. Also check out Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Zero Arrow Theatre.

I might also head to Wally’s (jazz every night, jam sessions that let in under-21-ers run on Saturday and Sunday) and/or The Fringe (free jazz at the Lilypad, 10 p.m. every Monday). Already planning for Joshua Redman Double Trio at Berklee Performance Center on the 22nd.”

Sudeep Agarwala:Thursday, 15 January, looks promising as Jeremy Denk plays music of Leon Kirschner with Paula Robison (flute), Corey Cerovsek (violin), Ayano Kataoka (percussion) at the Gardner Museum. Sunday at the Gardner also looks promising as Denk joins Corey Cerovsek (violin) and the Jupiter String Quartet for a Haydn and Chausson concert (

Britten fans will scratch an itch with Friday’s (16 January) all-Britten concert at Jordan Hall by the Cantata Singers ( (just a note of disclosure: I’m affiliated with this group …). And finally, for the new(er) music fans, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) will be presenting at the Boston ConNECtion series at Jordan Hall on Saturday, 17 January (”