Shostakovich, Mahler, Takemitsu

January 10, 2020
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Concert
A Far Cry
Sonja Tengblad, soprano
Dashon Burton, baritone
Jordan Hall, Boston
January 10, 2020 8:00pm

An exquisitely performed series of works by one of Boston’s premier chamber ensembles and two brilliant vocal soloists.

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Little Women

December 25, 2019
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Film (2019)
Written and directed by
Greta Gerwig
based on the novel by
Louisa May Alcott

With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep
A star-studded rendition of the timeless classic that, like its protagonist, eventually comes into its own.

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Parade

December 12, 2019
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Musical (1998)
Music and lyrics by
Jason Robert Brown
Book by Alfred Uhry

An excellent production of the musical based on a true story about Leo Frank, a Jew who was unjustly indicted for a murder in Atlanta in 1914.

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Moby Dick: A Musical Reckoning

December 11, 2019
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Musical (2019)
Music, Lyrics, Book and Orchestrations by Dave Malloy
Based on the novel by
Herman Melville

Developed with and directed by Rachel Chavrin
American Repertory Theater
Loeb Drama Center, Harvard University
Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
December 3, 2019 –
January 12, 2020

A freewheeling musical adaptation of the great American novel.

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The Seagull

December 7, 2019
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Play (1896)
by Anton Chekhov

An Original Adaptation
Directed by Igor Golyak

Arlekin Players
Arlekin Players Theatre
368 Hillside Ave, Needham, MA
November 8 – December 15, 2019

With Anne Gottlieb, Nael Nacer
A dark and intimate interpretation of the comedy of manners about a younger writer and an older one, and entangled love in various unsuccessful forms.

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

November 26, 2019
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Film (2019)
Documentary

Directed by Stanley Nelson
Released: August 23, 2019

Reviewed by Alfred Clemente, Ph.D.
A recent documentary about one of the greatest masters of the jazz trumpet who, beginning in the mid-twentieth century, gave the instrument a whole new sound.

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the smuggler

November 21, 2019
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Play (2019)
Written and directed by
Ronan Noone

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
at Boston University
949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
November 7-24, 2019

With Billy Meleady
A searingly intense, yet comedic, solo Irish-American rant about the experience of trying to make it in America.

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Object.

November 15, 2019
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Dance, Performance Art
Choreographed by DeAnna Pellechia
KAIROS Dance Theater
Boston Center for the Arts
November 15-17, 2019

A dance theater piece on the subject of the objectification of women.

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