Up, and Coming: Defiant Requiem – Verdi at Terezin

April 24, 2015
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Murry Sidlin, creator & conductor
Orchestra of TerezĂ­n Remembrance
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, conductor
Presented by
The Defiant Requiem Foundation.
Performed in honor of
Edgar and Hana Krasa.
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
April 27, 2015

A commemoration of performances of Verdi’s Requiem at Terezin concentration camp in the early 1940s. (Originally scheduled for late January but postponed due to snow.)

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Ulysses on Bottles

April 23, 2015
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Play (2012)
by Gilad Evron
Directed by Guy Ben-Aharon
North American Premiere
Israeli Stage
in conjunction with ArtsEmerson
Liebergott Black Box Theater
Paramount Center
April 9-25, 2015

A drama about a man who is arrested for floating into Gaza on a raft made of bottles, allegedly to bring Russian literature to the population there.

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The Mafia Kills Only In Summer

April 17, 2015
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Film (2013)
Directed by
Pierfrancesco Diliberto “Pif”
Screenplay by Michele Astori, Pierfrancesco Diliberto,
Marco Martani
In Italian, with English subtitles
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

A poignant but comic coming of age story set in Palermo, Sicily during a period of twenty years when the Mafia and the Italian government came to blows.

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City of Angels

April 9, 2015
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Musical (1989)
Book by Larry Gelbart
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by David Zippel
Directed by Sprio Veloudos
Music Director Catherine Stornetta
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square Area, Boston
March 27 – May 2, 2015

A noir musical about film writers and their characters in the Hollywood of the 1940s.

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God’s Ear

April 9, 2015
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by Jenny Schwartz
Directed by Thomas Derrah
Actors’ Shakespeare Project
Davis Square Theater
Somerville, MA
March 25 – April 12, 2015

A frenetically verbal play, beautifully directed and acted, about relationship and trauma.

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Yevgeny Sudbin

April 7, 2015
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The Boston Conservatory
Piano Masters Series
Yevgeny Sudbin, Piano
Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin,
Rachmaninov, Scriabin,

Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
April 7, 2015

A Russian pianist, in his Boston debut, giving particularly beautiful interpretations of Russian composers.

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God Box

April 6, 2015
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Written and performed by
Antonia Lassar
Directed by Christine Hamel
The Second Annual
Next Rep Black Box Festival
Celebrating Women Theatremakers
New Repertory Theatre
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Watertown, MA
April 5-19, 2015

A curious and evocative one-woman play about the exploration of the secrets of the life of a woman, born Jewish, as revealed to her mother.

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Mozart’s “Requiem”

March 7, 2015
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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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