Symphony Hall, Boston
April 2, 2023
A delightful and hilarious evening with the noted humorist-memoirist.
Copland’s Appalachian Spring:
Rob Kapilow, commentary
Celebrity Series of Boston
A Far Cry, chamber orchestra
February 5, 2023, 3pm
Symphony Hall area, Boston
A fascinating analysis, with live illustrations, of the great twentieth century composition, followed by a superb execution of the original chamber version by the inimitable A Far Cry.
Donal Fox, piano
Screening of Jazz Saved My Life about Justin Freed
Maria Schneider Orchestra Quartet
Featuring Gary Versace, piano; Scott Robinson, woodwinds; Jay Anderson, bass; Johnathan Blake, drums
Coolidge Corner Theater
December 1, 2022
An evening rich with wonderful jazz and a biographical film about artist and jazz impresario Justin Freed, former owner and concert programmer of the Coolidge Corner Theater, with a special interest in jazz as a healing force.
Conceived and performed by Bill Irwin
Emerson Paramount Center
Theater District, Boston
October 28-30, 2022
A stupendous performance by the brilliant mime and actor Bill Irwin who leads a scintillating tour through works of Samuel Beckett, illuminating them with incisive commentary and hysterically funny clowning.
Michael Cavallo, Chris Chase,
A roundtable discussion with local chess wizards on the attractions of the game, the trials and tribulations of American chess genius Bobby Fischer, his celebrated championship match with the Soviet Boris Spassky in 1972, and the new film, Pawn Sacrifice, starring Tobey Maguire as Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Spassky.