The classical music season promises to start out strong, with performances from A Far Cry, Itzhak Perlman, and the Claremont Trio.
Porgy and Bess
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.
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.
An alternative to the New York Times’ review of “Porgy and Bess” at the Tanglewood Festival.
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 […]
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.