Two campus structures and one downtown office building speak a new visual language.
Theater Review: Theatre Nohgaku — Noh Plays With and Without an American Accent
Zahdi Dates and Poppies demonstrates that the formal aspects of Noh can be adapted to contemporary American themes.
Theater Feature: Willing Suspension Productions Celebrates “The Sea Voyage” and a Glorious Anniversary
Willing Suspension Productions serves as a valuable counter-balance to American academia’s Shakespeare-centric curriculum.
Arts Fuse Remembrance: David Aronson, Boston Expressionist
While American art grew bolder, larger, louder, and more ironic, David Aronson was mystical, introspective, and poetic.
Concert Review: Two Operas About Mythic Women from Harpist Deborah Henson-Conant
The value of these two superb “operas” is learning where harpist Deborah Henson-Conant was musically (and emotionally) in the early ’80s.
Theater Review: A Dreamy and Acrobatic Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen’s rejection of the everyday drives this compelling take on “Hedda Gabler” – the production generates a theatrical arena that is simultaneously acrobatic and surreal.
Classical Music Sampler: October 2010
By Caldwell Titcomb. October 2: The Longwood Symphony Orchestra opens its 28th season, the sixth under conductor Jonathan McPhee, with a program of Sibelius and Delius. Award-winning Zina Schiff will be soloist in the demanding Sibelius Violin Concerto. Also on the program are Sibelius’s “Karelia Suite” and Delius’ lovely “Walk to the Paradise Garden.” At […]
Theater Review: ‘Merrily We Roll Along’
Reviewed By Caldwell Titcomb Much attention has rightly been paid to Stephen Sondheim, who has reached the age of 80 and is the greatest composer/lyricist our country has produced. Boston University got into the act by mounting a production of Merrily We Roll Along in the large B.U. Theatre for a five-day run (April 28–May […]
Coming Attractions in Theater: December 2009
By Bill Marx The prospect of holiday cheer on stage is pretty depressing to contemplate after the soporific treacle of Paula Vogel’s PC-crazed “A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration,” which culminates in the unintentionally eye-popping vision of Walt Whitman, dressed as Kris Kringle, visiting a dying Jewish soldier. For those reluctant to take […]