John W. Lambert

John W. Lambert

Since 1977, CDR John W. Lambert, USN, Ret., has written 3,750+ reviews and articles published, variously, by The News and Observer, Leader, Spectator, Fanfare, Fi, Independent, CVNC, and CVNA. His studies included violin, piano, voice, and music history. A sketch of his thesis, on the North Carolina Symphony's first 50 years, was published by Greenwood Press, in Symphony Orchestras of the United States: Selected Profiles (ed. Robert R. Craven); and his liner notes for several Toscanini Lps were published by Music and Arts Programs of America, Inc. He is a recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts, the Durham Symphony's "Share the Music" Award, and a Triangle Arts Award. Lambert is an avid collector of recordings. Current projects encompass Stokowski, Tennstedt, and Carlos Kleiber. Lambert is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. His "day jobs" were largely in military shipping and private-sector and government purchasing. He retired as a business officer with NC's Department of Health and Human Services in September 2010 and as CVNC's Executive Editor in June 2012.

He was elected an at-large member of the executive board of the Music Critics Association of North America in July 2016.

(Revised 12/2016.)

Articles by John W. Lambert:

No Rivalry Here as Duke Hosts UNC for Ciompi Summer Finale

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  August 24, 2017

EMF Stemwinder: As the (News) Junkies Say, It's a Wrap

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 29, 2017

At the Hayti Center: Nina Simone's Only Local Appearance this Season

Blues, Jazz, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 21, 2017

Three in Two Days – Checking out Our Stellar Youth Orchestras!

Orchestral Music, Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  May 1, 2017

A Schubertiade the Composer Himself Would Have Recognized

Chamber Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  April 7, 2017

Curry and Ives – A Winning Americana Combo for the NCS

Contemporary Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 24, 2017

A Classy Holiday Musicale – in Clayton

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  December 15, 2016

When Really Terrible Isn't Truly Awful

Holiday Concert, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 6, 2016

Durham Symphony Orchestra Rings in the Season

Holiday Concert, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 3, 2016

Long Live Poland & Poland's Art

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 13, 2016

Cellomania II at HCCMF

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 17, 2016

ALO's Triumphant Man of La Mancha

Musical Theatre Review by John W. Lambert,  July 15, 2016

Generous Program Launches Saturday Night Series at EMF

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 2, 2016

Vox Virorum Entertains in Chapel Hill

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 22, 2016

The Body Politic in the People's House

Contemporary Music, Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  May 19, 2016

Movin' On: Fouad Fakhouri Bids Farewell to the FSO

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 16, 2016

Durham Symphony's 40th Season Rolls on in Truly Celebratory Fashion

Bluegrass, Jazz, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 2, 2016

At a Loss for Words: RSO Premieres Symphony by Bill Robinson

Contemporary Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 27, 2016

A Vigil with (and for) Rachmaninoff

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 26, 2016

Last Man Standing: Eugene Onegin, Courtesy of NC Opera

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  January 24, 2016

MLK and More at Duke: "Yes (It's Going to Be a) Wonderful World"

Big Band, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 16, 2016

Raleigh Ringers: 25 Years of Advancing the Cause

Handbell Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  December 13, 2015

DMO Lights up "City Trees" and More

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 9, 2015

Duke Chorale Continues Proud Tradition

Choral Music, Holiday Concert Review by John W. Lambert,  December 1, 2015

Wilmington SO Draws Near-Capacity Crowd for Outstanding Program

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 21, 2015

Sgt. Pepper Re-imagined at Stewart

Chamber Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  November 14, 2015

Hélène Tysman Launches Paderewski Festival

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 12, 2015

Paderewski Festival Returns with Four in a Row

Lecture Review by John W. Lambert,  November 10, 2015

Fisk Jubilee Singers & Imani Winds Celebrate John Hope Franklin @ 100

Chamber Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  October 29, 2015

Powerhouse Pianist Kicks Brevard Phil. into High Gear

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 13, 2015

And Happy New Year to You, too, HSO!

Review by John W. Lambert,  September 12, 2015

Beethoven and Mahler Cap EMF's 54th Season

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  August 1, 2015

EMF Orchestra & Guests Dazzle Near-Capacity Crowd

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 25, 2015

Chapel Hill Philharmonia Wraps Its Season

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 3, 2015

Raleigh Camerata: Transports of Delight back in Time

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 1, 2015

Wilmington SO Packs 'em in at Kenan for Magic Flute

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  April 25, 2015

Durham Symphony's Fine Family Fare

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 19, 2015

NCS' "Best of Broadway" Is Import-Export Extravaganza

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 17, 2015

FSO Moves from Strength to Strength in Season Finale

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 11, 2015

Galvanized by Marisa Galvany

Cabaret, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 27, 2015

Bucolic Brahms from the Shanghai Quartet and a Very Old Friend

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 22, 2015

NCS' "Russian Spectacular" Lives up to its Advance Billing

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 20, 2015

A Class Act at St. Mary's

Recital, Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 27, 2015

They Came from Cordova, Maybe, but via Austin

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 23, 2015

WindSync Sparks Enthusiasm in Raleigh Debut Concert

Chamber Music, Wind Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  January 18, 2015

Pianist Dazzles Meredith College Audience

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 13, 2015

St. Lawrence Returns for Duke Performances, Debuts in Baldwin

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 13, 2014

Moore Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates the Holidays

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 6, 2014

Early Music at the NCMA Complements Dutch Masters Show

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 19, 2014

Raleigh Symphony Wraps Classical Season in Style

Orchestral Music, Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 27, 2014

Semi-Staged Rusalka Enchants in Raleigh

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  March 30, 2014

Eh bien? Ébène!

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 1, 2014

Want Some Potato Dumplings with That? The CHP Visits Middle Europe

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 16, 2014

Luby Remembered at UNC

Chamber Music, Recital Feature by John W. Lambert,  February 2, 2014

Concert Singers Soar in Cary Holiday Pops

Choral Music, Holiday Concert Review by John W. Lambert,  December 13, 2013

Chapel Hill Philharmonia Tackles Brahms' Second

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 8, 2013

Durham Symphony Engages Entire Community for Holiday Pops

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 6, 2013

NCSU Choral Concert Offers Pleasing Surprises

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 5, 2013

Ciompi Grand Finale: Heavily Prussian, with a Powerful New American Work in Between

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 20, 2013

Port City Hears Sirens' Calls as Chanticleer Returns

Choral Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  April 17, 2013

35 Years of Choral Splendor and Serenity in Hickory

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 24, 2013

Long-Awaited Shipwreck Opera Receives Premiere During Bittersweet Farewell Weekend

Opera, Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 17, 2013

East Meets West Meets East... in a Stunning Evening of Outstanding Cultural Cooperation

Orchestral Music, Traditional Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 17, 2013

Clayton Piano Festival Continues with Flair from Rondello

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 11, 2013

Not Quite Rooty Toot Toot for RTOOT

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 10, 2012

Anderszewski Enthralls at Duke - Again!

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 30, 2012

Mark His Words! Pinehurst Author Creates a Guide for Cultural Conservation Intended to Save Civilization as We Know It

Music, Theatre, Visual Art Media Review by John W. Lambert,  November 19, 2012

Penka Kouneva Moves into the Big Leagues with an Instrumental Cinematic Album

Orchestral Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  November 17, 2012

A Masterful Missa from the NCMC

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 4, 2012

As the Silly Season Ends, Bare Theatre Riffs on Leadership

Theatre Review by John W. Lambert,  November 3, 2012

No Scarcity of Good Music at ERUUF

Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 27, 2012

Hickory Choral Society Launches 35th Year with World Tour

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 21, 2012

All-Beethoven Program at Duke Richly Rewards the Faithful

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 18, 2012

Around the World and Home Again with the Concert Singers of Cary*

Choral Music, World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 11, 2012

Competition Winner Jake Beerel Solos with Chapel Hill Philharmonia

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 6, 2012

Well-Balanced Cast Handsomely Delivers NC Opera's Trovatore

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  April 27, 2012

A Non-Review of an Important Theatrical (& Social) Event

Theatre Feature by John W. Lambert,  April 21, 2012

Kalichstein's Brahms-Schumann Recital Engages ECU Community

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 22, 2012

Baroque and Beyond Travels Far and Wide

Chamber Music, Early Music, Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 4, 2012

Jerusalem String Quartet Sizzles

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 3, 2012

NC Bach Festival Offers Generous & Impressive Concert

Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 26, 2012

DivaFest 3, or An Afternoon at the Opera, with the Chapel Hill Philharmonia

Orchestral Music, Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 19, 2012

Norway Calling: Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 17, 2012

The Hills Are Alive at Meredith

Musical Theatre Review by John W. Lambert,  February 14, 2012

Clayton Hosts a Major Piano Festival

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 10, 2012

The Sonatas & Partitas - All of 'em - Delivered in Record Time

Recital, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by John W. Lambert,  January 23, 2012

New Orford Quartet

Chamber Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  January 19, 2012

Last Call for Long Leaf Opera's Amahl

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  December 11, 2011

Dancing to a Familiar Beat: UNCSA Revisits Nutcracker

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by John W. Lambert,  December 10, 2011

Start of a New Tradition - the Triangle Youth Philharmonic's Holiday Concert

Dance, Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  December 7, 2011

Messiah

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 27, 2011

"Fright Night at the Symphony" - the Raleigh Symphony, That Is

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 30, 2011

Pianist Clara Yang Makes Big Debut at UNC

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 1, 2011

Not Quite a Variation on Prisca's Mother's Gulyás: Mallarmé's Musical Magyars

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 25, 2011

¡Adios, Señor Laufer!

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 11, 2011

Mallarmé Chamber Players Offer Mozart & Much More

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 10, 2011

Pyromania in the Queen City's Arts District

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 25, 2011

NC Opera Sends Love Letters from Kenan Recital Hall

Opera, Voce - The NC Opera Consortium Review by John W. Lambert,  February 14, 2011

Abraham Inc.

Band, World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 29, 2011

What, No Carter? The Pacifica Quartet Returns to the Triangle

Chamber Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by John W. Lambert,  January 15, 2011

Making a Joyful Noise - the Garner Sinfonia Debuts with Raleigh's Schola Cantorum

Chamber Orchestra, Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 19, 2010

Philharmonic Association's Three Orchestras Strut their Considerable Stuff

Review by John W. Lambert,  November 23, 2010

Philharmonic Association's Three Orchestras Strut their Considerable Stuff

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  November 21, 2010

Comes the Dawn - Mallarmé Leaves Its Mark on Nosferatu

Chamber Music, Film, Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 31, 2010

Up Close & Personal with Paul Green's Grandchildren at Weymouth

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 29, 2010

Schiff Debuts with Mendelssohn & Schumann for Duke Performances

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 22, 2010

Organist Gregory Hand at Sacred Heart Cathedral

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 11, 2010
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Till Fellner Launches 3rd Season of Piano Recitals for Duke Performances

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 3, 2010

Soprano Risa Poniros Offers a Bittersweet Farewell to Meredith

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 26, 2010

Three Cheers for Edenton Street!

Film, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  July 30, 2010

Back to Basics: Bach at the Magnolia Baroque Festival

Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 19, 2010

UNC Greensboro's "Focus" Turns to Mendelssohn & Schumann

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  June 4, 2010

An Opera about Violence

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  June 4, 2010

The Goldberg Variations - as Chamber Music?

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 30, 2010

Beaucoup Bells

Handbell Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  May 23, 2010

Hillyer Community Chorus Dusts off the Season's Second Missa Solemnis

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 23, 2010

Truly Awful: The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 19, 2010

NC Symphony Season Winds Down with Mostly Upbeat American Program

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 14, 2010

Triangle Youth Philharmonic Offers Challenging Program

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  May 9, 2010

Schubert from Half of the Emerson & the Other Half of One of 'Em

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 8, 2010

Yoram Youngerman Leads Pianist Cissy Yu & Chapel Hill Philharmonia

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 2, 2010

Women's Voices Chorus Premieres Sparks of Divinity

Review by John W. Lambert,  May 1, 2010

Last Manning Series Concert of Season at Peace College

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 26, 2010

Meredith Opera Theatre Workshops Two Charming Scores

Operetta Review by John W. Lambert,  April 22, 2010

A Bittersweet Season Finale at Duke

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 21, 2010

Catherine Charlton Sings at Meredith Enroute to West Point

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 14, 2010

An Emersonian Evening at the UNC School of the Arts

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 10, 2010

A Mostly Broadway Evening, Benefitting Several Worthwhile Causes

Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 9, 2010

Kids Helping Kids Helps the Community Music School Help Kids

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 27, 2010

All-Mozart Program Dazzles Small but Enthusiastic Crowd at UNC

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 26, 2010

Organ Music for Lent, at Edenton Street UMC

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 12, 2010

A Mostly Bach Program from a Master in Ascent

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 9, 2010

Students Cap Meredith's Chopin Festival

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 27, 2010

Richard Reid: Storming the Barricades at the Chopin Festival

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 26, 2010

The Master: Walter Hautzig

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 25, 2010

New Music in a New Venue at UNC

Contemporary Music, Film Review by John W. Lambert,  February 23, 2010

A Spectacular Festival at Meredith Celebrates Chopin

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 22, 2010

Kuerti Plays Beethoven at Duke

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 22, 2010

Time for Three Returns to the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 21, 2010

McCallum Embarks on the Road to Messiaen

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 17, 2010

Oh, How Festive!

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 13, 2009

Pianist Elizabeth Tomlin Shines in Schumann with Chapel Hill Philharmonia

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 13, 2009

Year in, Year out, the Best Messiah in the Triangle

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 6, 2009

Triangle Youth Philharmonic Takes the Fifth

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  November 22, 2009

A Multi-Media Theatrical Event with Music @ NC State University

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 7, 2009

Louis Lortie Tackles Chopin's Complete Studies in a Barn-Burner of a Concert

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 29, 2009

"P" Words - Perahia, Pianist, Poet, Page, Parking...

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 20, 2009

Premiere of Max Raimi's Quintet for Tenor Saxophone & Strings at Duke

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 15, 2009

Mostly 20th Century Piano Music at Duke

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 9, 2009

Herr Professor Awadagin

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 2, 2009

A Gala Evening at Bargain Prices - the Duke Symphony Orchestra Launches its Season

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 30, 2009

Music on Sunday

Chamber Music, Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  September 27, 2009

Vega String Quartet Returns to Chapel Hill

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 25, 2009

A Bach Cello Project, Part One

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 20, 2009

A Mostly Vocal Chamber Music Extravaganza at Duke

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 15, 2009

Hinshaw Celebrates

Choral Music, Jazz Review by John W. Lambert,  August 3, 2009

Today's Young Stars Come Out at the Eastern Music Festival, Part II

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 31, 2009

Brussels Meets, Embraces Mallarmé in Sold-Out Durham Concert

Chamber Music, Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  July 8, 2009

Cirque de la Symphonie, or Don't Try this at Home!

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 29, 2009

A Whole Flock of Nightingales

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 7, 2009

An All-American Summerfest

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 6, 2009

Opera Company of NC in the Out-of-Doors

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  May 30, 2009

The Spring Concert of the Capital City Girls Choir - x 3

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 8, 2009

The Raleigh Symphony's Annual "Rising Stars" Concert

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 3, 2009

The Elements Cooperate for Final Durham Symphony Pops Concert

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 2, 2009

UNC Symphony Orchestra, Faculty Soloists Play in the Big House

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 27, 2009

A Glimpse of the Soul & Spirit of Contemporary Brazil

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 25, 2009

Music at Meredith

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 20, 2009

200th Anniversary of Mendelssohn's Birth Feted at Duke

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 15, 2009

Rachmaninoff in Recital

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 14, 2009

Duke's Collegium Musicum, Recorders, and Viols

Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 4, 2009

The Concert of the Season (thus far)

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 15, 2009

Music for Organ and Strings at Edenton Street United Methodist Church

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  March 13, 2009

Triangle Brass Band Leads a World Tour without Leaving Home

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  March 7, 2009

New Music for Old Instruments

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 5, 2009

Chapel Hill Community Chorus & Chapel Hill Philharmonia Team up for a Benefit Concert

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 22, 2009

Guildford Cathedral Choir Graces St. Michael's Sanctuary

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 16, 2009

A Meeting of Like Minds - the Ciompi Quartet and Guests

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 14, 2009

A Fresh Look at Several Classics

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  February 8, 2009

Thomas E. Sibley Leads Raleigh Boychoir in 40th Annual Carols of Christmas

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 19, 2008

In Second of Two Winter Concerts, Cantari Scales the Heights

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 13, 2008

Duke's Collegium Musicum Delivers Large Helping of Salamone Rossi's Sacred Music

Choral Music, Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 7, 2008

Duke University String School Hosts Pianist Andrew Tyson

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  December 6, 2008

Duke Symphony Orchestra Offers Tribute to Vaughan Williams

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 3, 2008

An Opera Workshop at Meredith

Opera Workshop Review by John W. Lambert,  December 1, 2008

A Triple Play from the Philharmonic Association

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  November 25, 2008

Kirov & Valery Gergiev Remind Area Music Lovers What World-Class Orchestras Should Sound Like

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 11, 2008

EMF Hosts Awadagin Pratt

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 25, 2008

Highlands-Cashiers Presents Beethoven's Music for Piano & Cello

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  July 13, 2008

NC Symphony Dodges the Elements - Barely

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 5, 2008

An All-Bach Evening from Magnolia, with Love

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 20, 2008

Duke Summer Series Offers Wide-Spectrum Chamber Program

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 18, 2008

Mallarmé Musicians Illuminate 20th-Century Music by African-Americans

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 11, 2008

Feeling the Heat, NCS Delays Summerfest Opener

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 7, 2008

Hillyer Community Chorus Offers Schumann's Last Choral Work

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 18, 2008

TYP Hosts Fine Soloist, Distinguished Guest

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  May 4, 2008

Chapel Hill Philharmonia Ends its 25th Season with a Program Celebrating Youth

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 4, 2008

Hail & Farewell: The Triangle Brass Band Changes Leaders

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  May 2, 2008

Mostly Russian Program Brightens Cary's Amphitheatre

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 26, 2008

Guest Artists Help Duke Symphony Orchestra Close 2007-8 Season

Opera, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 18, 2008

A Feast of Bach

Early Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 30, 2008

Concerto Competition Winners Appear with UNCSO in Benefit Concert

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 20, 2008

Crazy Anatoly!

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 10, 2008

Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Hosts Concerto Competition Winners

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 9, 2008

Stellar Soloists Step from the NCS' Ranks

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 29, 2008

Maestro Emeritus

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 17, 2008

Mimi Stillman Dazzles as Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Anniversary Celebrations Continue

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  January 20, 2008

Chapel Hill Philharmonia Serves New Music and the Classics, Too

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 16, 2007

The Triangle Youth Philharmonic (TYP) Nears its Maturity

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  December 2, 2007

Leon Fleisher & Tokyo SQ: Teaching, Performing and More

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 17, 2007

Violinist Hsiao-Mei Ku Reexamines her Artistic Heritage

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 11, 2007

Child's Play, or the Lowdown on the Lows

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 8, 2007

Seasoned Artists Cast New Light on the Mendelssohns

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 28, 2007

Raleigh Symphony Launches 2007-8 Season with Splendid Program

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 7, 2007

Pianist, Home from Asia, Plays at Meredith

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 4, 2007

Gusts from Berlin: The Philharmonic's Wonderful Winds

Wind Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  September 29, 2007

Debut of Emily Threinen as Director of the Duke Wind Symphony

Wind Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  September 27, 2007

Embarking on a Beethoven Journey with Germany's Abegg Trio

Chamber Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  September 7, 2007

The Abegg Trio's Grand & Glorious Beethoven CDs

Chamber Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  August 15, 2007

Summerfest, Winterfest: Christmas in July

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 21, 2007

A White Tail-Coat [but No Carnation] for Stewart Goodyear at the EMF

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 19, 2007

Summerfest Continues with Saint-Saëns & More

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 14, 2007

Fantasies for Fortepiano

Recital Media Review by John W. Lambert,  July 11, 2007

Not Quite an Octopus's Garden: Nora & Co. Dazzle Long Leaf Opera Festival Audience

Opera Workshop Review by John W. Lambert,  June 19, 2007

Spoleto USA Revisited - 2007

Chamber Music, Choral Music, Opera, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 2, 2007

Pittman & Chung, Chung & Pittman

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 30, 2007

A German Requiem in Memory of Lara Hoggard

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 23, 2007

Perahia Superb at Duke

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 22, 2007

Carolina Baroque on the Road, in Greensboro

Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 18, 2007

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Marks Tenth Anniversary

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  February 25, 2007

UNCSO Features Stellar Students in Splendid Program

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 23, 2007

Sweet Dreams: Clifton Matthews Plays Chopin's Nocturnes

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 20, 2007

2x2x2x2: Choral Society of Durham and Duke University Chorale Chamber Choirs

Choral Music Preview by John W. Lambert,  February 11, 2007

NC Symphony, Jon Kimura Parker, & William Henry Curry Light up Meymandi Hall

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 9, 2007

Quercus - Raleigh's New Piano Quartet

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 28, 2007

Growth & Change for Women's Voices Chorus, for Real!

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 27, 2007

Bass-Baritone James Longmire Sings for Arts Access

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 17, 2007

Cellist Bonnie Thron Enchants Duke Audience

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 16, 2007

Carols of Christmas

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 19, 2006

CDs for Giving or Getting this Holiday Season

Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  December 18, 2006

Symphony Makes it Two for Two as Roger Hannay's "Triangle Transit" Premieres in Chapel Hill

Contemporary Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 12, 2006

Janus Duo & Chapel Hill Philharmonia Brighten December

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 10, 2006

Duke Symphony Closes out Big Anniversary Year & Semester, Too

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 6, 2006

Good-Humored Keyboardists Take on Domenico Scarlatti, Purveyor of Sonatas

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  December 1, 2006

Raleigh Symphony & Guest Conductor Ring in the Season

Orchestral Music, Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 26, 2006

Philharmonic Association Ensembles Strut Their Stuff in Two Concerts

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  November 21, 2006

A Surfeit of Schubert? The NC Symphony Celebrates the Master's Final Year

Chamber Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 10, 2006

Mallarmé Morphs As Season Unfolds

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 5, 2006

Violinist Eliza Bagg, Cellist Alan Toda-Ambaras Solo with Durham Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 5, 2006

Triangle Brass Band Celebrates 20 Years of Outstanding Musicianship & Service

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  November 4, 2006

Brevard College Faculty Artists in Concert

Chamber Music, Recital, Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 19, 2006

Old Bach: The NC Bach Festival Soldiers On

Choral Music, Early Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 15, 2006

Meredith's New Toy: The Robert H. Lewis Steinway

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 10, 2006

Duke Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich Sweepstakes & More

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 4, 2006

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Launches Season

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 1, 2006

Durham Symphony Members & Friends

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 30, 2006

Toronto Grabs the Golden Ring

Opera Feature by John W. Lambert,  September 17, 2006

Tenor Jason Karn - Home for Some Serious Singing

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 9, 2006

Kent Lyman Launches Steinway Series at Meredith

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 5, 2006

Warm Fusion & A New Twist on "Third-Stream" Music

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 22, 2006

Huge Orchestra, Refined Sound

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 21, 2006

Words & Music

Musical Theatre Review by John W. Lambert,  July 19, 2006

Three Fly Free for Highlands-Cashiers

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 17, 2006

The Sounds of Summerfest - Two Concerts in July

Orchestral Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  July 8, 2006

Terry Mizesko's "Last Voyage..." Highlights Summerfest Concert

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 1, 2006

Ensemble Vermillian Bends the Rules

Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 16, 2006

Summerfest - Better than Ever

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 3, 2006

A Grand Finale for NC Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 21, 2006

Hillyer Resurrects Obscure Cherubini Mass

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 21, 2006

Young Artists Soar;

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 7, 2006

Raleigh Civic Symphony Salutes Shostakovich & Foy

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 23, 2006

Hamelin Caps Duke Performances' Virtuosi Series with Stellar Recital

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 19, 2006

Our Quartet: A History of & Tribute to the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University

Chamber Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  April 10, 2006

Friends, Colleagues Give a Heartfelt Farewell to Roger Hannay

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 9, 2006

The Sands of Time - Long Leaf Opera Presents Kismet

Musical Theatre Review by John W. Lambert,  February 18, 2006

Duke Symphony Salutes Mozart & More

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 15, 2006

Duke's Two-Day Festival of Four Hands

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 4, 2006

Alarms Goin' Off Everywhere

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 28, 2006

Another Mozart Birthday Fest

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 27, 2006

Mozart on Mondays II

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 23, 2006

Taylor & Toppin Wade in the Water for UUFR

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 22, 2006

Chapel Hill Community Chorus Marks Its 25th Anniversary

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 16, 2005

NCMC Revisits Handel's Messiah

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 11, 2005

Short but Sweet Program with a Bonus from UNCSO

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 6, 2005

Music at Meredith - The Next Generation

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 28, 2005

TYP Launches Series of Fall Concerts by Philharmonic Association Groups

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  November 21, 2005

Strings of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Take on Light Fare

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  November 20, 2005

Wrestling with New Music

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 19, 2005

Raleigh Civic Symphony Showcases Fauré & Mainstream Works

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 13, 2005

A Premiere at Cardinal Gibbons

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 13, 2005

Concert Singers' World Tour

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 12, 2005

Durham Symphony Turns 30, Marks Anniversary Doing What It Does Best

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 6, 2005

Shades of Blue - Duke & UNC Artists Offer Piano Trios

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 5, 2005

Heroes - Sung & Unsung

Contemporary Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  November 4, 2005

Raleigh Symphony's Free Spirits Ensemble Premieres Two Trios

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 30, 2005

Going Out for Good Music - for the Soul

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 29, 2005

Soprano Penelope Jensen and Friends

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 29, 2005

Large UNC Ensembles Play & Sing in Memorial Hall

Orchestral Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  October 28, 2005

"Mozart on Mondays" Features Sonatas for Keyboard & Violin

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 24, 2005

NCSU Music Department Turns 80

Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  October 23, 2005

Franz Liszt, Entrepreneur

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 20, 2005

The Ciompi Quartet - & Two of its Stars - Present New Music Program for Encounters

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 15, 2005

Pianist and Band Render Grieg & More

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  October 14, 2005

Luby & Otten at Cherry Hill

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 9, 2005

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Scores with Beethoven & Honegger

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  October 2, 2005

NCS Launches Its Season with "Groundbreakers"

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 23, 2005

RSO's "Free Spirits" Series Gets Underway in Carswell Hall

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 18, 2005

"Complete" Chopin: Raimi & Hawkins Essay Two Chamber Works

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 4, 2005

Summerfest Ends with a Series of High Notes

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 23, 2005

Our Quartet

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 10, 2005

An Early Fourth in Garner

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 3, 2005

Summerfest III

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 18, 2005

Raleigh Ringers Ring in Spring

Handbell Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  June 12, 2005

A Sailor's Life for Me - and Thee?

Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 6, 2005

Summerfest I

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 4, 2005

NC Wind Orchestra Concludes Season with Blaze of Glory

Wind Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  May 13, 2005

Mikado and More from the NCS

Operetta Review by John W. Lambert,  May 8, 2005

Women's Voices Chorus Sets Sail

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 6, 2005

Young Artists Play Here & There

Orchestral Music, Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  May 3, 2005

UNCSO Raises the Roof

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 28, 2005

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Concludes All-American Mini-Series

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  April 24, 2005

Milton Laufer, Peace College's "Spanish Ambassador," Takes on Albéniz

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 20, 2005

Raleigh Civic Symphony Offers First of Two All-American Concerts

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 17, 2005

Duke Symphony Ends Season in Blaze of Glory

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 13, 2005

Celebrating Greg McCallum - An Artist Whose Gifts Keep on Giving

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 10, 2005

On an Opera for an Unusual Venue

Contemporary Music, Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  April 7, 2005

Aspects of Love, II

Operetta Review by John W. Lambert,  April 3, 2005

Aspects of Love?

Vocal Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  April 1, 2005

Kramer & Vogel at NCSU

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 28, 2005

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  March 13, 2005

Back-to-Back Piano Recitals in Chapel Hill

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 5, 2005

Raleigh Civic Symphony Offers New Views of Old Masters

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  February 27, 2005

Duke Symphony Visits Mother Russia

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 23, 2005

Durham Symphony Soars in Mozart & Other Works

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 20, 2005

Luby & Tsong Light up the Orange Co. Skies

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 15, 2005

Four Hands Festival at Duke

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 12, 2005

Chapel Hill Philharmonia Stretches its Envelope

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 3, 2005

Ann Schein Launches Meredith's Sand-Chopin Fête

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 2, 2005

"Echoes of War"

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 30, 2005

UNCG's Andrew Willis Inaugurates New Fortepiano at WFU

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 28, 2005

Tsong Offers Rachmaninov and Much, Much More

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 14, 2005

Eroica Trio Captivates Duke Audience

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 8, 2005

NC Symphony Ushers in the New Year

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 31, 2004

Raleigh Ringers Ring in the Season

Handbell Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  December 18, 2004

Hillyer Offers Joyous Music by Mendelssohn

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 5, 2004

Concert Singers and Triangle Wind Ensemble's Festive Holiday Pops

Choral Music, Wind Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  December 4, 2004

Duke Chapel's Traditional - and Complete - Messiah

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 3, 2004

Long Leaf Opera Revives Amahl

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  December 2, 2004

The Philharmonic Association's Three Orchestras Strut their Stuff

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  November 23, 2004

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Tackles Mozart

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  November 17, 2004

St. Mary's Presents Young Artists

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 16, 2004

Raleigh Civic Symphony Salutes J. Mark Scearce

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 14, 2004

Rossetti String Quartet

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 13, 2004

Durham Symphony Celebrates Young Artists

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 7, 2004

Carolina Clarinet

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 6, 2004

Fidelio in Concert, in Charlotte

Opera, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 5, 2004

Pianos on the Left of Us, Pianos on the Right of Us

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 24, 2004

Out with the Old

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 23, 2004

The CSO's Principal Cellist at UNC

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 22, 2004

UNCSO Pulls out the Stops

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 19, 2004

The Bird or the Egg?

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 15, 2004

The RSO - One of Raleigh's Other Orchestras - Soars

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 10, 2004

Duke Symphony's Formal Season Opener

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 6, 2004

RCCO Marks Dvorák & Ives Anniversaries

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 3, 2004

UNC and Duke, & Duke & UNC, & ...

Chamber Music, Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 26, 2004

Arts Now Offers Varied Program for Kids (of all ages)

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 21, 2004

Music and Much, Much More

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 18, 2004

Back-to-Back Freebies Brighten Local Scene

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 13, 2004

On Selling "The Symphony" & Run-ups to the Main Event

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 5, 2004

Six UNC Conductors Offer Chamber Music

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  August 28, 2004

Clinton Cormany

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  August 19, 2004

Delights of Summer

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 11, 2004

Triangle Gay Men's Chorus Salutes Broadway

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 27, 2004

Vocal Arts Ensemble Casts Light and Shade

Vocal Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  June 20, 2004

DoubleAction's Time Capsule Takes in Philly

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  June 19, 2004

Good Stuff at Regency

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 12, 2004

Two Takes on Don Giovanni - Part II: In the Don's Clutches

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  June 12, 2004

International Fare on the Eve of the D-Day Anniversary

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  June 5, 2004

UNCG's Big Bach Bash

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  June 5, 2004

Turandot

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  May 23, 2004

Great Songs, Great Singers, & Great Singing

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  May 21, 2004

Hillyer Community Chorus Revives Cherubini's Requiem

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 16, 2004

Chapel Hillians Take on Brahms & More

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 15, 2004

Triangle Youth Brass Band

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  May 14, 2004

Lycan's Lyrical Ladies Salute Canada

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 7, 2004

Chapel Hill Philharmonia Grows its Repertoire

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 6, 2004

Oh, Fortuna!

Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 4, 2004

RSO Presents Artists of Our Future - Today!

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 2, 2004

Choral Society of Durham Presents Sanford Sylvan as Elijah

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 1, 2004

NCS Wraps up Raleigh Classical Series for 2003-4

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 30, 2004

Pianist Kent Lyman

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 29, 2004

Voices of Asia and the Pacific, Part II

Orchestral Music, World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 25, 2004

NC Master Chorale Performs Dvorák

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 24, 2004

COR's Opera à la Mode

Vocal Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 18, 2004

Voices of Asia and the Pacific, Part I

Orchestral Music, World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 18, 2004

Long Leaf Opera Pairs Hoiby and Bernstein

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  April 17, 2004

Ciompi Season Finale

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 16, 2004

Duke Chapel Choir's "Spring Oratorio"

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 3, 2004

A Bouquet of Off-Beat Beethoven at WFU

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 28, 2004

Hickory's Winning Approach

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 27, 2004

NC Symphony Gala Evening

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 26, 2004

Susan Graham & Aspects of Love

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 24, 2004

Salmon and Brubeck and More

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  March 22, 2004

Frank Wallace: Woman of the Water

Recital Media Review by John W. Lambert,  March 21, 2004

A Rare All-Wagner Evening with the NC Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 18, 2004

Success Yanked from the Jaws....

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 16, 2004

Durham SO Presents Young Artists & Much, Much More

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 14, 2004

Luigi Silva's Legacy

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 7, 2004

UNC Symphony Orchestra Features Student Soloists

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 2, 2004

On the Birth of an Opera Company

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  February 27, 2004

Flutes, Plucked Instruments, Brake Drums, etc.

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 21, 2004

Duke's Symphony Orchestra & Its Ophthalmologist

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 18, 2004

Chamber Music by Pros at Meredith

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 16, 2004

Ciompi Quartet Delivers Valentine from Lindroth

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 14, 2004

On the Chapel Hill Phil. & Other Community Groups

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 12, 2004

Arcangelo Gives RSO Benefit Concert

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 31, 2004

Lilya Zilberstein on Great Artists Series

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 30, 2004

Anderszewski Enthralls Duke

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 22, 2004

Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Features Two Youth Groups

Choral Music, Music, Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  January 18, 2004

A Concert for Connoisseurs

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 15, 2004

Belatedly, A Big Berlioz Birthday Bash

Brass Band, Wind Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  January 11, 2004

Cary Choral Artists Debut with Outstanding Program

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 11, 2004

Raleigh Ringers Embrace the Season

Handbell Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  December 20, 2003

NC Master Chorale's Mixed Holiday Program

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 14, 2003

Concert Singers of Cary Come to Raleigh

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 14, 2003

Choral Society of Durham Performs Britten Rarity

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 13, 2003

Festive Music for Voices and Brass

Brass Band, Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 12, 2003

Praise for Hillyer's Hymn of Praise

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 7, 2003

Triangle Jewish Chorale's Holiday Program

Choral Music, World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 7, 2003

Long Leaf Opera Revives Amahl

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  December 6, 2003

UNC Opera Workshop Tackles the Music of Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre

Early Music, Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  December 5, 2003

Soprano Risa Poniros

Instrumental Ensemble, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 24, 2003

Raleigh Civic Symphony Tours Space

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 16, 2003

Triangle Brass Band Brightens Meymandi

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  November 15, 2003

A Noteworthy Debut

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 14, 2003

Durham's Nathan Daughtrey & His Marimba

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 9, 2003

NCS Embraces Bruckner's Seventh

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 8, 2003

Isabella Debuts in Person Hall

Vocal Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  October 19, 2003

Hugh Partridge Plays Harold - At Last!

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 14, 2003

RSO Chamber Players Score Success

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 27, 2003

Ciompi Opens Season with a Stellar Guest

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 27, 2003

James Ehnes Presents Fine Recital

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 23, 2003

Mary Lou's Mass

Choral Music, Jazz Review by John W. Lambert,  September 21, 2003

Opus One Returns to Launch Chamber Arts Season

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 13, 2003

Gearing Up with the Brubeck Boys in Gate City

Jazz Review by John W. Lambert,  September 12, 2003

Pops in the Park Shifts Venues & Gets Hammered - Again - by Weather, but the Show Goes On

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  August 31, 2003

Fourth Friday Mix Forges Forward

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  August 22, 2003

Summerfest's Grand Finale

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 12, 2003

Getting Younger All the Time

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 6, 2003

Brahms in Large Doses

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 8, 2003

The Eveready Bunny of NC Orchestras Plays and Plays - Everywhere!

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 31, 2003

Violist David Marschall & Friends

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  May 19, 2003

Symphony Glows Under Curry's Baton & Others also Shine

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 18, 2003

Hillyer Premieres Two

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 18, 2003

On Innovative Programming & Women's Voices Chorus

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 9, 2003

Cutting-Edge Program from the Choral Society of Durham

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 4, 2003

Raleigh Flute Choir Features New American Music

Instrumental Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  May 4, 2003

Zimmermann Bows out as Music Director

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 3, 2003

Capital Area Chorale Explores "New" Repertory

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 2, 2003

Soloist Excels with Chapel Hill Philharmonia

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 1, 2003

Sister City Chorale Visits Durham

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 30, 2003

Getting a Handle on Handl

Choral Music, Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 29, 2003

Raleigh Civic Symphony Wraps up African-American Heritage Series

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 27, 2003

Ciompi Concludes Subscription Series with World Premiere

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 25, 2003

Janus Duo - The Final Farewell

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 24, 2003

Curry Triumphs with Substantial Program

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 11, 2003

Duke Symphony Bids Adieu to & with Brahms

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 9, 2003

Durham Symphony Orchestra: Feast or Famine?

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 6, 2003

Mother Russia

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 23, 2003

Ciompi Quartet Gives World Premiere

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 21, 2003

HIP: Mozart & Co.

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 19, 2003

On Youth Concerts

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 9, 2003

Raleigh Symphony with Student Soloists and Concert Singers of Cary

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 2, 2003

UNCSO Presents All-Star Students

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 25, 2003

Harry Davidson's Brahms Journey

Theatre Review by John W. Lambert,  February 21, 2003

Dunn & Wustman, Mörike & Wolf

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  February 18, 2003

The Rise and Fall of King David

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 2, 2003

Schadeberg & Oldfather Perform for Newman Series

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  January 26, 2003

MLK, Jr., All-Children's Choir & TYP Commemorate King

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 19, 2003

Scenes from Fairyland: Music of Robert & Clara Schumann

Chamber Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  January 5, 2003

One Winter Evening at Meymandi: 2001 Christmas Concert

Handbell Ensemble Media Review by John W. Lambert,  December 22, 2002

What Sweeter Music...

Choral Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  December 21, 2002

So Great a Joy

Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  December 21, 2002

Leesville Road High School Symphonic Band CDs

Brass Band Media Review by John W. Lambert,  December 18, 2002

Chapel Hill's 37th Annual Messiah Open Sing

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 17, 2002

Choral Society of Durham Features Brubeck

Choral Music, Jazz Review by John W. Lambert,  December 15, 2002

Komirenko Farewell

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  December 14, 2002

Chapel Hill Community Chorus Presents Glowing Christmas Program

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 13, 2002

Triangle Brass Bands Serenade Durham

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  December 8, 2002

NCS & NCJRO Launch the Holiday Season

Big Band, Jazz, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 30, 2002

Triangle Youth Philharmonic Approaches the Summit

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  November 24, 2002

Raleigh Civic Symphony Association's Orchestras

Chamber Orchestra, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 17, 2002

Last Stop on the Grand Tour: Meredith's Steinway Festival

Recital Review by John W. Lambert, Jeffrey Rossman, Marvin J. Ward,  November 10, 2002

Raleigh Symphony Shines in New Venue

Review by John W. Lambert,  November 10, 2002

Milestones 2002 - The 2nd of 3 Reviews: The Big Bash

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 8, 2002

Langston Hughes in Music

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 3, 2002

Kern & Quinn at Meymandi

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 1, 2002

Raleigh Flute Choir Brightens Cary Evening

Instrumental Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  October 27, 2002

A Runout before the First Symphony Serenade

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 25, 2002

Dr. Ben, Fondly Remembered, & Maxine, Warmly Embraced

Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  October 13, 2002

An Engaging Guest Graces Duke Symphony's Season Opener

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 9, 2002

Cottoning to Otten

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 6, 2002

Orpheus is Good, and Goode "Sings" Like Orpheus

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  October 6, 2002

Ciompi Launches Season with a Splash

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 5, 2002

Balinese Artists Visit the Triangle

World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 29, 2002

On Chamber Arts in General & the Takács in Particular

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 28, 2002

Launching CVNC's Theatre Coverage & Archives (Robert's Reviews)

Theatre Review by John W. Lambert, Robert W. McDowell,  September 25, 2002

Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price & Friends

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 17, 2002

Raimi & Co.

Chamber Music, Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 15, 2002

Shana Blake Hill Returns to her Roots

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 15, 2002

Fauré in Chapel Hill

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 11, 2002

ArtsNow Returns in Force

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 10, 2002

James Dargan's (Temporary) "Farewell"

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  August 25, 2002

Marlboro Revisited, and a Cape Cod Dividend

Feature by John W. Lambert,  August 18, 2002

NCS Goes to Fairyland

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 6, 2002

Where Do Cellists Come From?

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  July 1, 2002

Kitchen & Co. Draw Chamber Music Aficionados to Duke

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 24, 2002

NCS at Regency: All Together Now

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 15, 2002

UNCG Focuses on Beethoven

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 8, 2002

Chamber Music in Chapel Hill

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 2, 2002

Ciompi III: Italian and Russian Fare

Chamber Music, Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  June 1, 2002

Viva Voce! - Two Mini-Operas by Handel

Early Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  May 28, 2002

NCS in Cary: Pros & Cons

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 21, 2002

RSO & CSC Close Season in High Style

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 18, 2002

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community Chorus Revives Rarely-heard Schubert Mass

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  May 17, 2002

Triangle Youth Philharmonic Debuts in Meymandi

Youth Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  May 12, 2002

Vivian Cheng's Prodigious Performance

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 30, 2002

RCCO Shines in Love Music

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  April 28, 2002

UNC Reexamines Stravinsky

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 28, 2002

RSO Hosts Navah Perlman

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 20, 2002

Bach: Keyboard Concerti Nos. 1-7, S.1052-58

Chamber Orchestra Media Review by John W. Lambert,  April 18, 2002

Frederick Moyer at Weymouth

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  April 13, 2002

Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Visits UNC

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 12, 2002

Gwyneth Walker visits Meredith

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 9, 2002

Arthur Loesser in Recital

Recital Media Review by John W. Lambert,  April 8, 2002

Curry Leads Final NCS Concert in Ol' Memorial Hall

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  April 4, 2002

The Russians Make the Rounds

Choral Music, Dance, World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 27, 2002

Saluting Alexander Silbiger, On the Occasion of his Retirement

Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  March 22, 2002

Don Martin's NC Mozart Festival

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 20, 2002

NCSU's Computer Music Festival

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 19, 2002

Concertante Ups the Ante

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  March 10, 2002

Thayer & Thron at Meredith

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 25, 2002

Expanded Duke Symphony Orchestra Engages Large Crowd

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 20, 2002

On a Band and a Large Venue

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  February 17, 2002

A Short Take on a Diverse Gala

Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 17, 2002

On Alan Neilson's Orchestras and More

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 10, 2002

Leave it to Lycan

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 3, 2002

Bel Canto on its Home Turf

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  February 1, 2002

Mostly Less than Jubilant

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 26, 2002

Gamelan Debuts at UNC

World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 18, 2002

Change Partners & Fiddle

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 13, 2002

Choral Society of Durham

Choral Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  January 13, 2002

The NC Symphony Presents Wunderkinder

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  January 5, 2002

Raleigh Ringers Ring In Christmas

Handbell Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  December 16, 2001

Concert Singers of Cary & Cary Children's Concert Choir Ring in the Holidays

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 15, 2001

"A Classical Christmas" - Capital Area Chorale

Choral Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  December 15, 2001

Reflections: Reflective Piano Music from the Classical Repertoire

Recital Media Review by John W. Lambert,  December 15, 2001

Mappamundi: World Music Our Way

World Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  December 14, 2001

McAfee Guest Conducts The Village Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 12, 2001

Hillyer Dusts 'Em Off

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 9, 2001

Triangle Jewish Chorale & Mappamundi

World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 9, 2001

Raleigh Oratorio Society: Fine Music, Fuzzy Math

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 8, 2001

DUSS Revisited

Youth String Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  December 8, 2001

Zehetmair Quartet Lives Up to Advance Billing

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 8, 2001

Choral Society of Durham Pays Tribute to Robert Shaw

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 7, 2001

UNC Symphony Orchestra Fills Hill Hall with Splendid Sounds

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  December 4, 2001

Music at Cherry Hill

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  December 2, 2001

Loesser at Duke

Musical Theatre Review by John W. Lambert,  December 1, 2001

Lyman Dazzles Carswell

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 30, 2001

Ben Heppner Cuts Short Great Artists Series Concert

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 18, 2001

A Truly-Professional Chamber Choir Comes Calling

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 15, 2001

Meredith Launches a New Chamber Music Ensemble

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 13, 2001

Vocal Arts Ensemble - the Art of Small-Scale Choral Music

Vocal Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  November 11, 2001

High Art in Nelson, Courtesy of Jensen & Hawkins

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 11, 2001

Boquiren Premiere at Duke

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  November 10, 2001

Delius as Eric Fenby Knew Him

Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  November 10, 2001

Barber in Asheville, or What the Triangle Lacks

Opera Review by John W. Lambert,  November 9, 2001

An Evening of Light Fare

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 8, 2001

NCCU Cellist Guests at Meredith

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 5, 2001

Korevaar Conquers

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 3, 2001

Four Conductors, One Great Band

Brass Band Review by John W. Lambert,  November 3, 2001

A Dividend from a Reader & Some Notes on Jason Vieaux's Subtle Wizardry

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  November 1, 2001

Opera on CD-ROM: An Encyclopedic View

Opera Media Review by John W. Lambert,  October 31, 2001

Vorísek: Symphony in D & Mass in B-Flat

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Media Review by John W. Lambert,  October 25, 2001

Schubert: Winterreise, D.911

Recital Media Review by John W. Lambert,  October 25, 2001

Chopin Recital - Frederick Moyer

Recital Media Review by John W. Lambert,  October 25, 2001

Instruments of Praise

Brass Band Media Review by John W. Lambert,  October 25, 2001

Cello Recital by Former ECU Artist

Recital Media Review by John W. Lambert,  October 25, 2001

Half a Dozen CDs from Mac McClure & Friends

Recital Media Review by John W. Lambert,  October 25, 2001

At UNC, Cynthia Sanner Debuts & Mac McClure Returns

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 24, 2001

Luby Breaks Loose

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  October 23, 2001

Sonos Strikes Responsive Chords in Duke Chapel

Handbell Ensemble Review by John W. Lambert,  October 21, 2001

UNC Composers x Three

Contemporary Music Review by John W. Lambert,  October 14, 2001

Arts Facilities - Raleigh Has a Problem

Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  October 14, 2001

All-Mozart Double Header by University-Based Orchestras

Chamber Orchestra Review by John W. Lambert,  October 10, 2001

Leila Josefowicz Wows 'Em in Fletcher Opera Theater

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 30, 2001

Music, Memory and Healing

Choral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 30, 2001

Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble's Fall Concert

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 29, 2001

NC Bach Festival Presents So-So Conclusion to 2001 Series

Early Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 23, 2001

Chamber Arts' All-Stars Come Through in Durham

Chamber Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 22, 2001

Historical Revisionism? A Review of the NC Symphony's Season Program Book

Orchestral Music Feature by John W. Lambert,  September 21, 2001

New Beginnings? The NC Symphony's First Classical Concert of the Season

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 21, 2001

Kurt Weill's Only Appearance This Season at Meredith

Musical Theatre Review by John W. Lambert,  September 14, 2001

Outreach with a Capital "O"

Chamber Music, World Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 9, 2001

A Man with a Musical Mission: McCallum's the Name, and Piano's his Game

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  September 7, 2001

Third Time's a Charm - Weather Gods Smile on Pops in the Park

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  September 2, 2001

Waitin' for the Robert E. Lee, or The Bishop Sings

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  August 24, 2001

Meredith Pianists

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  August 2, 2001

Sergiy Komirenko: Governor's School East Recital

Recital Review by John W. Lambert,  July 15, 2001

Summerfest Grand Finale

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  July 14, 2001

Summerfest II

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 30, 2001

A Soggy But Satisfying Opening at Cary's New Shell

Orchestral Music Review by John W. Lambert,  June 16, 2001