Best of Boston

BEST Concert

2002 BEST Concert, Setting

As if the courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum isn’t awe-inspiring enough, step into the lavishly adorned Tapestry Room for classical and jazz concerts.

Just listening to chamber music in such an exquisite setting will make you wish you were an early 20th-century Brahmin. read more»

1995 BEST Concert, Facility, New

Harborlights Pavilion

Boston hasn’t had an outdoor concert venue since Concerts on the Common was canned. Now there’s Harborlights, a dramatic open-air structure whose graceful tented peaks overlook the harbor, with sailboats, cruise ships, and the cityscape as a backdrop. Perfect for… read more»

1989 BEST Concert, New Music

Craig Smith and Emmanuel Music performing John Harbison’s Violin Concerto

This work, which premiered here nine years ago, has improved with age. This is New Music that will never grow old. read more»

1986 BEST Concert

Sade at the Orpheum

A class act. read more»

1986 BEST Concert, on the Common

Whitney Houston’s Opening Set for Jeffrey Osborne

A tremendous new talent. We’re glad the rest of the country thinks so too. read more»

1983 BEST Concert, Series

Boston University Celebrity Series

Despite its including the disappointing Vladimir Horowitz and Luciano Pavarotti concerts. read more»