Mozart’s “Requiem”

March 7, 2015
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Concert
Ave Verum Corpus, KV 618
Requiem, KV 626
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Spectrum Singers
John W. Ehrlich, Music Director
First Church Congregational
Cambridge, MA
March 7, 2015

An excellent account of the evocative religious work written by Mozart near the end of his life.

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Tristan and Iseult

March 6, 2015
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Play
Directed and adapted by Emma Rice
Written by Carl Grose and
Anna Maria Murphy
Produced by Kneehigh
at ArtsEmerson
Cutler Majestic Theater
Theater District, Boston, MA
March 5-15, 2015

A lively and offbeat entertainment based on the myth, and the Wagnerian opera, about the ill-fated lovers.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

March 6, 2015
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Film (2015)
Directed by John Madden
With Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

A second installment in the aging-but-not-dead-yet set finding personal and romantic renewal in India.

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Intimate Apparel

March 1, 2015
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Play (2003)
by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Summer L. Williams
Lyric Stage Company
Copley Square area, Boston, MA
February 13 – March 14, 2015

A great production of a wonderful play about an African-American seamstress in New York in 1905.

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St. John’s Passion

February 27, 2015
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Concert
Oratorio
by Johann Sesbastian Bach
Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, Conductor
Jordan Hall, Boston
February 27-28, 2015

A beautiful rendition of the famed and controversial oratorio.

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Ballet 422

February 27, 2015
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Film (2015)
Directed by Jody Lee Lipes
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

An account of the development of a new work for the New York City Ballet by Justin Peck, a young dancer and choreographer.

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Grounded

February 26, 2015
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Play (2013)
by George Brant
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner
The Nora Theatre Company
Central Square Theater
Central Square, Cambridge, MA
February 19 – March 22, 2015
With Celeste Oliva (The Pilot)

A riveting, one-woman play about a U.S. military drone pilot.

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Little World

February 23, 2015
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Film (2013)
Directed by Marcel Barrena
Paramount Center
ReelAbilities Film Festival (February 19 – March 2, 2015)
Boston, MA
Lecture and Discussion with
Richard Greenberg,
Michigan Supreme Court
Jason Harris,
Jason’s Connection

A fascinating and uplifting documentary portrait of Albert Casals, a twenty year old from Barcelona in a wheelchair who travels the world without money.

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