Review of the Aug. 26, 2009 performance of “Fräulein Maria,” by Doug Elkins & Friends at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Archives for August 2009
Aug. 16, 2009 matinee performance reviewed by Frances Benn Hall The plot of Simon Gray’s Quartermaine’s Terms, now playing at Williamstown Theatre Festival is a very simple one, at least on the surface. All of the action, covering a period of three years in 1960’s, takes place in the staff room of the Cull-Loomis School… read more
Percussion Master Class – August 26 Percussion Master Class with Steve Gadd and Luis Conte, hosted by Vic Firth. Wednesday August 26, 6 – 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall – Gates open at 5 p.m. The Band: Conversations Among Friends – August 27 Thursday August 27, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall – Gates open at 6 PM… read more
Review of Carmina Burana at Tanglewood, performed July 15, 2009, by the B.S.O., Tanglewood Festival Chorus, PALS Children’s chorus, and soloists; conducted by Rafael Frubeck De Burgos.
Review of the August 12, 2009 performance by Doug Varone and Dancers at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Review of teh Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire at Barrington Stage Company, directed by Julianne Boyd.
Final two weeks of the Tanglewood schedule feature guest conductors Michael Tilson Thomas, Andre Previn, and Kurt Masur and includes the traditional finale, Beethoven’s Ninth.
Visual artist Jim Schantz will create an improvisational painting while the Hawthorne String Quartet performs in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Aug. 14, 2009, in a program produced by the Terezín Chamber Music Foundation.
Celebration of Sir James Galway’s 70th birthday at Tanglewood with the B.S.O. conducted by Leonard Slatkin, including world premiere of Swing Song commissioned for Galway and several special guests.
Review of Sleuth, by Anthony Shaffer, at Barrington Stage Company, in Pittsfield, MA.
Shakespeare and Co.’s production of Twelfth Night, which is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful and convoluted comedies, Twelfth Night, is zesty, well-cast, and fast-paced.
Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA schedule of events for August 2009.