Schuller, Mozart , Beethoven

February 21, 2017
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Andris Nelsons, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Gunther Schuller (1925-2015)
Seven Studies on Themes of
Paul Klee
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, “Eroica”
Symphony Hall, Boston

Jazzy but precise Schuller, delicate and melliflous Mozart and carefully choreographed Beethoven.

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Trans Scripts, Part I:
The Women

January 31, 2017
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Written by Paul Lucas
Directed by Jo Bonney
American Repertory Theater
Loeb Drama Center
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
January 19 – February 5, 2017

A compelling performance piece based on interviews with transgender women.

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January 26, 2017
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Play (2006)
by George Stevens, Jr.
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
New Repertory Theatre
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Watertown, MA
January 7 – February 9, 2017
Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as
Thurgood Marshall

A gripping portrait of the late great Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, with a tour de force solo performance by Johnny Lee Davenport.

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Intimate Exchanges

January 22, 2017
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Play (1983)
by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Olivia D’Ambrosio
The Nora Theatre Company
Central Square Theater
Central Square, Cambridge
January 12 – February 12, 2017

A terrific production of a brilliantly witty play in which two actors play at least five characters and in which the action changes from performance to performance.

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Prokoviev, Weinberg, Tchaikovsky

January 21, 2017
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Conductor: Juanjo Mena
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Hall
January 21, 2017

An evening featuring celebrated violinist Gidon Kremer playing a little known concerto by a Polish Jewish Holocaust survivor, sandwiched between two great works by Prokoviev and Tchaikovsky.

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Our Secrets

January 19, 2017
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Play (2013)
from Hungary
Paramount Theater
Theater District, Boston
January 19-22, 2017

A drama about state surveillance in Hungary in the 1980s.

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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

January 15, 2017
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Play (1962)
by Edward Albee
Directed by Scott Edmiston
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area
With Steven Barkhimer, Paula Plum
January 13 – February 12, 2017

A riveting production of the modern tragedy about an embittered middle-aged academic couple and two young visitors.

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A Doll’s House

January 12, 2017
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Play (1879)
by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Bryony Lavery
Directed by Melia Bensussen
Huntington Theatre Company
Boston University Theater
Symphony Hall area
January 6 – February 5, 2017

A tautly directed and powerfully staged rendition of the Ibsen classic, in a recent translation and adaptation by a British feminist playwright.

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