Michael McDonaghLos Angeles,
Gertrude Stein used to say that " the only thing that changes is what people are looking at ",which, given human nature, seems demonstrably true. And then there's the equally demonstrable fact that the current lockdown on live musical ...
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
The Philadelphia Orchestra musicians are together again on the Verizon Hall stage in Philadelphia, in masks or positioned behind Plexiglas partitions, performing in an otherwise empty concert hall. Their concerts are being filmed for the orchestra’s rebooted fall Digital ...
Musical transcriptions have been around for millenia, even before the medieval, baroque, classical, romantic, modernist and postmodernist periods of the all hallowed western tradition which means both its European and its American incarnations. But do we ...
Philadelphia Orchestra maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin returned to the stage with the orchestra after six months, on the day it was announced that Metropolitan Opera, where he is also musical-director, would remain shut down for another year, The Philadelphians were ...
Music: Philip Glass
Libretto: Philip Glass in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel, Richard Riddell, Jerome Robbins
Conductor: Karen Kamensek
Production Phelim McDermott
Set/Production Designer: Tom Pye
Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard
Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet
Choreographer: Sean Gandini
Zachary James; Richard Bernstein; Aaron Blake; Will Liverman; Anthony
Roth Costanzo; Disella Larusdottir; J'Nai Bridges; Lindsay Ohse; Karen
Chia-Ling Ho; Chrystal E. Williams; Annie Rosen; Olivia Vote; Suzanne
Hendrix; Christian J. Conner; Skills Ensemnle
12 November 2019
Michael McDonaghNew York,
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR: Please excuse the lateness of this piece but three versions of it that I wrote which were in "Draft " disappeared thrice so I had to re-write it thrice and re-think ...
Andrew Osborne's annual SXSW coverage turns surreal
South-by-Southwest (a.k.a. SXSW) began in Austin, TX as a music festival in 1987, continuously expanding in the years since to feature movies, TV, comedy, games, art, podcasting, and conferences/exhibits on everything from education and sports to politics and cutting ...
Maya Beiser, Wendy Whelan, Lucinda Childs, David Lang
David E. MorenoSan Francisco,
“I remember the day…” On the surface, “THE DAY” is a multilayered performance with iconoclastic cellist Maya Beiser and retired ballerina turned dance experimentalist, Wendy Whelan. This collaborative project, done in two parts, is the inspiration ...
Karen WeinsteinLos Angeles,
Don’t think that the movies have exclusive title to making bio-pics. Opera has been at it for years. Donizetti set a brilliant example in 1837 with “Roberto Devereux,” third in a trio of works about the Tudor monarchy. I ...
Kronos Quartet and documentary filmmakers Sam Green & Joe Bini
David E. MorenoBerkeley,
“A Thousand Thoughts, a thousand questions, mine, yours, ours, theirs, questions that perhaps open up things that definitive answers would only nail shut. Kronos Quartet’s long trajectory offers a series of questions that are solid and answers are elusive. ...
Karen WeinsteinLos Angeles,
It’s still the same old story, a search for love and glory. Okay, so I paraphrased it. To hear playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Matthew Aucoin tell it, Orpheus (Joshua Hopkins) is a god when he is creating music, ...