Porgy and Bess

Classical Music Sampler: September 2012

September 2, 2012
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The classical music season promises to start out strong, with performances from A Far Cry, Itzhak Perlman, and the Claremont Trio.

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Music Review: Celebrity Series Audience Falls in Love with Audra McDonald

October 4, 2011
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Audra McDonald is so popular on stage, in concert, and on television that she has become, to many, a one-name goddess like Bette, Judy, and Barbra. Judging from her recent star turn in the American Repertory Theater’s production of “Porgy and Bess” and this brilliant concert, she can give the other One-Named Ones a run for their money.

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Theater Review: A “Porgy and Bess” Made For Broadway

September 3, 2011
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The American Repertory Theater’s juggling/removal of the operatic elements in “Porgy and Bess” is clumsy, but the goal is to create a compelling entertainment for contemporary audiences, smoothing out the melodramatic story’s edges and cutting its length.

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Fuse Theater Review: The BSO Delivers Porgy and Bess With Gusto at Tanglewood

August 29, 2011
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An alternative to the New York Times’ review of “Porgy and Bess” at the Tanglewood Festival.

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Classical Music Sampler: August 2011

July 31, 2011
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Most classical music continues to take place out of town at festivals in lovely, pastoral settings throughout New England. And while most of these gatherings have several interesting concerts worth noting, the BSO at Tanglewood still has the lion’s share of ear-worthy happenings. By Susan Miron. Wednesday Concert Series offers free classical music each Wednesday…

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Coming Attractions in Theater: August 2011

July 29, 2011
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A busy month of theater, especially for off-speed, postmodern romances, while old-timers such as the Gershwins and Tennessee Williams receive some attention as well.

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