Pennyslvania Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet Carmina Burana. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev.Program  IIMarch 4-13, 2010http://www.paballet.org/
Pennsylvania Ballet performed five ballets this month, that showed their range both with the dances and the dancers. The first installment puts George Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, with their remake of Carmina  ...

Capriccio, Philadelphia

Capriccioby Richard StraussAcademy of Vocal Arts,  Helen Corning Warden TheaterPhiladelphia, PAMarch 2, 2010http://www.avaopera.org/Is it the words or the music? that make the stuff of operatic dreams. Richard Strauss doesn’t answer that in his last opera Capriccio but gets some  ...

The Lady with the Little Dog, NYCB

New York City BalletRussian ProgramFeb 9, 2010Lincoln Centerhttp://www.nycballet.com/nycb/home/AgonPost Balanchine RussianBookended by two Balanchine classics, Choreographer Alexey Miroshnichenko premiered The Lady with the Little Dog for the New York City Ballet’s Russian program this month. Based on a short story  ...

Golden Age, Philadelphia

Golden Age by Terrence McNally
Directed by Austin Pendleton
Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia PAJanuary 22 - February 14, 2010Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington DCMarch 12- April 19, 2010www.PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.orghttp://www.kennedy-center.org Marc Kudisch as Tamburini and Jeffery Carlson as Bellini. Photo: Mark GarvinCrouching  ...

The Jazz Life–Thelonious Monk

The Jazz Life
Life and Times of an American Original by Robin D.G. KelleyThe Jazz Loft Project. Sam Stephensonhttp://www.amazon.com/Thelonious-Monk-Times-American-Original/dp/0684831902www.jazzloftproject.orgThelonious Monk’s life looms so large that legends about him have at times eclipsed his musical legacy.  two books revisit Monk’s life  ...

Philadanco, Philadelphia

Philadanco!40th Anniversary JubileeNov. 14, 2009Verizon Hall, Philadelphiahttp://www.philadanco.org/Photo by Lois GreenfieldJoan Myers Brown wanted her favorite choreographers represented for her hometown 40th anniversary season in November and asked frequent collaborator Christopher Huggins to create something unique for the occasion.  The  ...

Il Trittico, New York

Il TritticoMetropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center;www.metopera.org Through Dec. 12, 2009Puccini’s sublime heroinesPatricia Racette in Suor AngelicaThe Metropolitan Opera first performed Il Trittico, Puccini‘s trilogy of one-act operas - Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi- in 1918, without the composer  ...

Philly Classical

From Russia, with Philly LoveVladimir JorowskiPhiladelphia OrchestraOctober 29-31, 2009Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor Sergey Khachatryan - ViolinProgram:Stravinsky - Scherzo fantastique Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto Prokofiev - Symphony No. 4 (1947 revision)http://www.philorch.org/ Philadelphia Chamber Music SocietyIgnat Solzhenitsyn accompanied the Moscow QuartetNovember,  ...

Liberty Medal to Spielberg

Liberty Medal presented to SpielbergNational Constitution Center, PhiladelphiaOctober 8, 2009 (Pool/Laurence Kesterson/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT)Under a gorgeous autumn sky on Independence Mall in Philadelphia,director Steven Spielberg received the Liberty City Medal in aceremony at the National Constitution Center October 8.President Bill Clinton,  ...

History Boys, Philadelphia

The History BoysArden Theater, PhiladelphiaThrough Nov. 1, 2009www.ArdenTheare.org Photo: Mark GarvinTerrence Nolen, artistic director of the Arden Theater has been expertin scaling down musicals for more theatrical punch and he shows equalskill with challenging drama in delivering a finely tuned  ...