Yesterday and today we saw two of the best concerts I have ever seen.

On Friday, as part of the Boston Early Music Festival concert series, we saw a program by Stile Antico at St Paul’s in Harvard Square. The theme was evening, night and dawn, and the singing was exquisite, in particular the performance of Allegri’s Miserere. We saw them perform a few years ago at the actual Festival, and they have only gotten better.

Then today we drove down to New York and finally saw David Byrne’s American Utopia live at the St James Theater near Times Square, it was everything we hoped for and more, as our previous attempt to see the show had been preempted by the Omicron surge, so that we saw instead a concert performance by only part of the cast of a different program. I strongly recommend the film version of this show, directed by Spike Lee.