An experimental drama, no matter how tantalizing, has to come up with a payoff that makes its bewildering journey worth it. Lucas Hnath’s doesn’t.
Augustin Hadelich has the feeling of this music – its bittersweet melodic phrases, dancing riffs, and restrained passion – well in hand.
The dignified design and subtle lighting of the Wadsworth installation manages to keep the diversity, frenetic variety, and colorist’s dream of this exhibition from being overwhelming.
This three-disc set provides a fascinating look behind the curtain at one of the great bandleaders in jazz history putting together his groups, seeing what they can do from multiple angles, and building a new musical concept from scratch.
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
As its plot unfolds, Amsterdam treats us to a strangely magical form of visual and verbal storytelling, both humorous and hard-edged, by turns sweet and shocking, with richly curated frames and bright spirited dialogue.
Bros jokes about the hypocrisies of corporate diversity — often accurately, and with a cutting edge — while embodying some of the same problems.
This recording presents one of the most lucid and well-programmed portraits of John Adams to emerge, well, in a long while.
As far as tour openers go, the concert on Friday presented no signs of a band holding back or slow to gain speed.
The action, as it were, is mostly the exhaustively filmed grappling of two beautiful people in no-star motels.