Thursday, May 27, 2010
Arturo Toscanini, orchestra guy
The League of American Orchestras has created a forum, chat room, salon, writer's colony and blog-o-rama called Orchestra R/Evolution to discuss the future of the orchestra in any and all its dimensions. Being League members who have presented orchestras since the Roosevelt administration (the NBC Orchestra, with Arturo Toscanini conducting, was our first, in 1938), we have more than a passing interest in this discussion and we suspect many of you will as well.
Check out Orchestra R/Evolution.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Foundation, Performance and Participation: The Art of Audience Engagement tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, May 21, 2010
This goes back a bit, but Savion Glover is always worth a look. Savion Glover's "SoLo in TiMe" is worth a look, too. And it's coming to The Boston Opera House January, 2011 in a Celebrity Series of Boston co-presentation with World Music.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Actress Lynn Redgrave died May 2 at her home in Connecticut.
Viewed through the lens of the Celebrity Series of Boston: Ms. Redgrave made one appearance on the Celebrity Series in March 21, 1993 when she brought her one woman play, "Shakespeare for My Father" to Symphony Hall for one performance.
We leave the more exhaustive biographical entries to the press and videographers:
The Washington Post
BBC NewsConversations: Lynn Redgrave with Justin Tuck (video)
Auf dem Kirchhofe Op. 105
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
"During a break, Quasthoff drew the
audience’s attention to two oval windows on a pair of entrance doors in
Jordan Hall. He could see through them to the street doors, and every
time someone opened those, it seemed to him as if the hall doors were
winking. "I thought I was on drugs or something," quipped Quasthoff, "or that I had drunk Boston water!"
after a brief introduction to the next cycle he lunged back into drama
with Frank Martin’s “Sechs Monologe aus 'Jedermann.'" We were left at
intermission to absorb this masterpiece of sustained intensity and
Read all of Quasthoff offers lightness amid dark.