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A Crop of Recordings XXXIV: British Harvest—Britten, Bridge, Berkeley, Bliss, Walton, Vaughan Williams  ≈ ENGLISH MUSIC FOR STRINGS ● John Wilson, conductor; Sinfonia of London ● CHANDOS …2021/05/09HHA, Recordings2021-05-09 14:02:23
Writing Responsibly for the General Reader: One Music Critic’s Experiences in 1971 and in 2020    How should music scholars write for non-specialists? That is the wide-ranging question that …2021/05/09HHA2021-05-09 11:54:25
Retrospective Fragments from a Virtual 2020 – Hamelin Schubert Recital and the Parker QuartetRetrospective Fragments from a Virtual 2020 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, Mass.   …2021/04/24Music, New York Arts2021-04-24 14:53:02
Der Traumgörge: A Dark Fairytale Opera from 1907 Makes Its Way Today, on CD and in Performance  Der Traumgörge: A Dark Fairytale Opera from 1907 Makes Its Way Today, on CD …2021/04/17HHA2021-04-17 17:04:42
Glimmerglass 2021 – Thinking Outside of the BoxRecovery at Glimmerglass: Thinking Outside the Box 2021 Glimmerglass Festival Preview   For over a …2021/03/30HHA2021-03-30 00:03:48
Berlin Philharmonic Returns with a Bite  Conductor Thomas Søndergård (Photo: Martin Bubant) “Golden Twenties”  Part 1. February 20, 2021 Berliner …2021/02/27Music, New York Arts2021-02-27 16:17:18
Locke’s List for 2020: Major Discoveries and Pleasant Diversions in Operatic and Other Vocal Music (Plus a Ballet to a Scenario by Arthur Schnitzler)  Locke’s List for 2020: Major Discoveries and Pleasant Diversions in Operatic and Other Vocal …2021/01/02HHA2021-01-02 21:09:05
A Crop of Recordings XXXII: Four Austrians and a Frenchman: Zemlinsky, Schoenberg, von Einem, Rott, and Messiaen    ≈ ZEMLINSKY The Mermaid ● Marc Albrecht, conductor; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra ● PENTATONE …2020/11/23HHA2020-11-23 17:40:45
Summer Retrospective: Miranda Cuckson and Conrad Tao at PS21 in Chatham, New York  Grand Statements, Intimate Forces: the return of live concerts a Review of two concerts …2020/11/23Contemporary Music, Music2020-11-23 15:38:53
Summer Retrospective: Timo Andres and (via stream) Conor Hanick at PS 21: Andres, Copland, Rzewski, and Ustvolskaya  From PS21’s Modern Music Fest August 21, 7pm Timo Andres, piano Timo Andres – …2020/11/23Contemporary Music2020-11-23 12:00:27
Tanglewood Stream Fishing Part 3-Daniil Trifonov Plays Bach’s Art of FugueTanglewood 2020:  Stream Fishing with Daniil Trifonov August 11, 2020 J. S. Bach, Die Kunst …2020/09/09Music, New York Arts2020-09-09 17:58:44
Tanglewood Stream Fishing 2020 Part 2: Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax Play Brahms, Beethoven, MendelssohnSongs my Motherboard Taught Me: Music in the Age of Isolation. Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel …2020/09/09Music, New York Arts2020-09-09 17:52:25
John Luther Adams’ “Ten Thousand Birds” Performed by Alarm Will Sound under Alan Pierson at PS 21PS21 August 7, 4pm John Luther Adams – Ten Thousand Birds Alarm Will Sound, Alan …2020/09/02Contemporary Music, New York Arts2020-09-02 16:18:10
DAN ROSE FACES 2020  DAN ROSE FACES 2020 Dan Rose has published another artist book. This one, FACES, …2020/08/17HHA, Drawings2020-08-17 11:01:09
Tanglewood Stream Fishing 2020, Part 1Songs my Motherboard Taught Me: Music in the Age of Isolation. Tanglewood Great Performers in …2020/07/31HHA, Music2020-07-31 02:03:09
Public Concerts Resume at PS21 in Chatham, New York—Second Concert: Beethoven by the Calidore String Quartet  PS21, Chatham, New York July 24, 6 PM and 8 PM. Two one-hour concerts. …2020/07/30Music, New York Arts2020-07-30 14:48:14
Ian Hobson will perform a streamed recital co-presented by SubCulture NYC, Florida State University, and Sinfonia da Camera this Wednesday, July 22nd, 5:00 p.m. EDT  Ian Hobson will perform a streamed recital co-presented by SubCulture NYC, Florida State University, and Sinfonia …2020/07/21HHA2020-07-21 18:18:04
A Crop of Recordings XXXI: Piston, Gould, Hanson, Roussel, Dukas, Strauss, Liszt. Beethoven…and Knecht!  ≈ PISTON Symphony No. 7. GOULD Stringmusic¹. HANSON Symphony No. 4 ● Carlos Kalmar, …2020/07/12Recordings2020-07-12 15:08:21
Our Time, a Collage of Records from Williams, a 90th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim (’50) at Williams College – a Review  Williams Theatre Department & Sondheim@90@Williams present: Our Time, a Collage of Records from Williams …2020/03/26Theater, New York Arts2020-03-26 23:21:25
Happy Birthday, Stephen Sondheim! …from his alma mater, Williams College  Stephen Sondheim turns 90 today. His alma mater, Williams College, chose to honor her …2020/03/22Musical Theater, New York Arts2020-03-22 12:17:48
Florent Schmitt’s “Légende” and “Oriane et le Prince d’Amour” with Debussy and Rachmaninoff—the Buffalo Philharmonic under JoAnn Falletta  Kleinhans Hall, Buffalo March 7, 2020 The Buffalo Philharmonic JoAnn Falletta, conductor Nikki Chooi, …2020/03/18Music, HHA2020-03-18 15:17:31
Evening all Afternoon:  A Chilly Season Warmed by Capital Region Classical at Union CollegePierre-Laurent Aimard plays Messiaen, Beethoven, Benjamin and Sweelink, November 24, 2019 American Modern Opera Company …2020/03/15HHA2020-03-15 23:13:23
Fabien Gabel conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Dukas, Zigman, and Saint-Saëns, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano, and Jonathan Dimmock, Organ  Davies Hall, San Francisco February 15, 2020 The San Francisco Symphony Fabien Gabel, conductor …2020/02/26HHA, Music2020-02-26 23:07:47
Richard Wagner, I maestri cantori di Norimberga (or, rather Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Sung in Italian, Beautifully  Richard Wagner, I maestri cantori di Norimberga (or, rather Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) Bruna Rizzoli (Eva), …2020/02/10HHA2020-02-10 16:58:42
Ronald Gorevic and Larry Wallach will play Beethoven Violin Sonatas 3, 5, and 10, completing their complete traversal.A message from Larry:   On Sunday February 16, Ronald Gorevic and I will complete …2020/02/09Music2020-02-09 00:38:33
Bard Music Festival 2019: Korngold and his World (REVISED)  Bard Music Festival 2019: Korngold and his World (REVISED) Full program here Works discussed: …2019/12/16HHA2019-12-16 08:59:21
A Korngold Festival! Two from the Bard Music Festival, 2019, as well as Two New Recordings         2019/12/12HHA2019-12-12 09:12:23
A Fine New Recording of Korngold’s Masterpiece, Das Wunder der Heliane    KORNGOLD: Das Wunder der Heliane Annemarie Kremer – Heliane Katerina Hebelková – The …2019/12/07HHA2019-12-07 13:48:38
A Crop of Recordings XXIX: Magnard, Bruckner, Korngold, and Vaughan Williams  ≈ MAGNARD Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 ● Fabrice Bollon, conductor; Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra ● …2019/12/05HHA, Recordings2019-12-05 19:05:40
The Bard Music Festival—Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Trajectory: the Symphony in F#, Music for Hollywood, Chamber Music    The Bard Music Festival: Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Trajectory Second weekend (August 16-18, 2019) …2019/12/05HHA2019-12-05 17:02:52
A Crop of Recordings XXIX: Magnard, Bruckner, Korngold, Vaughan Williams  ≈ MAGNARD Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 ● Fabrice Bollon, conductor; Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra ● …2019/12/05Recordings2019-12-05 01:00:58
Wire and Light Legerdemain: Richard Harrington’s unique art at MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, Massachusetts  Any resemblance to the pedantry of “Platonic geometric solids” afflicted upon us in high-school …2019/09/24HHA2019-09-24 00:25:16
TUNDI’s remarkable Tristan und Isolde at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, Vermont  Tristan und Isolde Richard Wagner, Music and Libretto TUNDI at the Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, …2019/09/17Richard Wagner2019-09-17 02:59:35
A Singer’s Notes 154: Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and Heitor Villa LobosThe Aston Magna concert of July 27 in Saint James Place in Great Barrington featuring …2019/09/02A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Early Music and Baroque2019-09-02 11:58:46
A Singer’s Notes 153—Shakespeare and Company: Two Outdoor Performances: The Taming of the Shrew and The Merry Wives of WindsorShakespeare and Company: Two Outdoor Performances The Taming of the Shrew In William Shakespeare’s The …2019/09/02A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2019-09-02 11:34:30
A Singer’s Notes 152: National Youth Orchestra of the United States at Tanglewood, Sir Antonio Pappano conduction, with Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-SopranoNational Youth Orchestra of the United States at Tanglewood Conductor Antonio Pappano led the young …2019/09/02A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2019-09-02 10:50:34
Wagner’s Die Walküre and Verdi’s Requiem under Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood  Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m. Shed The Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert Tanglewood Music Center …2019/08/27Richard Wagner, Music2019-08-27 02:37:46
A Singer’s Notes 151: Giancarlo Guerrero leads the TMC Orchestra in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony  Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 at Tanglewood is what I have been waiting for …2019/08/27A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2019-08-27 01:39:22
A Singer’s Notes 150: Tchaikovsky at Tanglewood  Stefan Asbury conducts Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 with the TMC Orchestra. Photo Hilary Scott. …2019/08/27A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2019-08-27 01:26:26
Sibelius Pivots to the Symphony  Dima Slobodeniouk leads the BSO in Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1. Photo Hilary Scott. Sibelius …2019/08/27Music2019-08-27 00:42:42
An Immersive Tristan und Isolde, Performed to the Highest Standards at the Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro, Vermont, by TUNDI. Last performance Sunday, August 25, at 10 am.  Tristan und IsoldeRichard Wagner, Music and LibrettoTUNDIat the Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont TUNDI Festival …2019/08/24Richard Wagner2019-08-24 03:29:35
Rameau, Scriabin, Beethoven: Who Provided the Contrast? Juho Pohjonen, pianist, at Tannery PondJuho Puhjonen, Pianist   Juho Pohjonen, pianistTannery Pond Concerts, July 27, 2019 Rameau, Suites in …2019/08/02Music2019-08-02 11:32:15
Gertrude and Claudius at Barrington Stage Company    Gertrude and ClaudiusA New Play by Mark St. GermainBased on the novel by John …2019/08/01Theater2019-08-01 14:00:03
Two Premieres and Revival of a Standard and a Forgotten Charmer at Tanglewood: Asbury, Aspinall, and Farrell Conducting the TMC Orchestra; Intimacies of O’Keefe and Stieglitz by Kevin Puts Premiered by the BSO under NelsonsMonday, July 15, 2019 8:00 PMSeiji Ozawa HallTanglewood Music Center OrchestraStefan Asbury, conductor, with TMC …2019/07/31Music2019-07-31 12:43:06
Ives Revealed: the four Violin and Piano Sonatas, along with Some Hymns used in the SonatasStefan Jackiw and Jeremy Denk play Ives’ Violin Sonatas at Ozawa Hall. Photo. Hilary Scott. …2019/07/31Music2019-07-31 11:24:10
A Singer’s Notes 149: Twelfth Night or What You Will at Shakespeare and Company—Not to be missed! Closing August 4th!Twelfth Night 2019. Bella Merlin, Gregory Boover, Miles Anderson, and Steven Barkhimer. Photo Daniel Rader. …2019/07/31A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2019-07-31 10:47:09
Subtlety in the Shed: an Oxymoron? Nelsons and the BSO play Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Gershwin, with Jean-Yves Thibaudet  Subtlety in the Shed: an Oxymoron? Gershwin – Concerto in F       …2019/07/27Music2019-07-27 13:31:17
Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive at the Chester Theater Company  The Night Alive written by Conor McPherson The Chester Theatre Company June 20 – …2019/07/20Theater2019-07-20 00:18:44
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra conducted by Killian Farrell, Nathan Aspinall, and Andris Nelsons, with Thomas Rolfs, trumpet soloist; July 8, 2019: Iconoclastic Shostakovich, plus Bombastic Tchaikovsky, Ingenious Glanert, Giddy Berlioz: the TMC Orchestra’s First Concert of  2019  Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra conducted by Killian Farrell, Nathan Aspinall, and Andris Nelsons, with …2019/07/12Music2019-07-12 15:36:08
Tanglewood’s Boston Symphony Orchestra Opening Night, Friday, July 5, 2019: Mozart Piano Concerto in E Flat, K. 482 and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony  Prelude Concert, Ozawa Hall: Mozart, Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat, k. 452 …2019/07/12Music2019-07-12 14:05:11
Stockbridge: Summer 1966, A memoir of the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s inaugural season — Part III, Conclusion  Martin Fried’s production of Murray Schisgal’s Fragments Gene Frankel’s production of Waiting for Godot …2019/05/31Theater2019-05-31 11:58:22
Stars Crossing in New York’s Electric City  Union College’s amazing concert series perseveres through a plague of performer illnesses. It is …2019/04/28Music2019-04-28 12:29:24
Stockbridge: Summer 1966, A memoir of the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s inaugural season — Part II (of 3): George Tabori’s Production of The Merchant of Venice, set in a Nazi concentration camp  George Tabori’s production of The Merchant of Venice, set in a Nazi concentration camp …2019/03/20Theater2019-03-20 10:53:33
Stockbridge: Summer 1966, A memoir of the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s inaugural season — Part I (of 3): Beginnings and Arthur Penn’s Production of The Skin of Our Teeth, with Anne Bancroft  Stockbridge: Summer 1966 A memoir of the Berkshire Theatre Festival’s inaugural season — Episode …2019/02/26Theater2019-02-26 00:59:41
A Crop of Recordings XXV: Gliere, Respighi, Lortzing, Antheil, and Wagner  GLIÈRE Symphony No. 3, “Il’ya Muromets” ● Gabriel Feltz, conductor; Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra ● …2019/02/21HHA, Recordings2019-02-21 13:31:09
Allyn Burrows, Artistic Director of Shakespeare and Company, talks to Michael Miller about the 2018 season, directing, acting and actors, and, of course, Shakespeare.    With Shakespeare and Company’s Winter Studio Festival of Plays drawing to a belated …2019/01/27Theater, Podcasts2019-01-27 03:35:07
A Crop of Recordings XXIV: Rued Langgaard, Ruth Gipps, Hubert Parry, Vilhelm Stenhammar, and Witold Lutosławski  LANGGAARD Symphony No. 2¹, “Awakening of Spring”; No. 6, “The Heaven-Rending.” Unnoticed Morning Stars. …2018/12/26HHA, Recordings2018-12-26 22:54:36
Tod Machover’s Schoenberg in Hollywood, by the Boston Lyric Opera  Schoenberg in Hollywood An Opera by Tod Machover Music by Tod Machover Libretto by …2018/12/04Contemporary Opera, HHA2018-12-04 03:53:52
Actor Gary Hilborn and Playwright Michael Miller received the Award for Best One-Man Drama at the United Solo Closing Gala for “Transfiguration.”We are delighted to announce that actor Gary Hilborn and playwright Michael Miller received the …2018/11/25HHA2018-11-25 23:22:51
WAGNER: Lohengrin under Rudolf Kempe from Bayreuth, 1967    Richard Wagner: Lohengrin Heather Harper – Elsa Grace Hoffman – Ortrud James King …2018/11/05HHA2018-11-05 10:34:47
Sawyers, Goldmark, and Sibelius by David Lockington and the Albany Symphony Orchestra with a triumphant violin performance by Dylana JensonDylana Jenson First published: November 12, 2006 on Berkshire Fine Arts I’ve been harping on …2018/10/29Music2018-10-29 16:44:59
A Crop of Recordings XXIII: Barenboim’s Brahms, Orozco-Estrada’s Strauss, Szell’s Walton and Stravinsky  BRAHMS Symphonies No. 1-4 ● Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Staatskapelle Berlin ● DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 00028948352524 …2018/10/02HHA, Recordings2018-10-02 11:44:38
A Singer’s Notes 148: As You Like It in the Outdoor Garden at Shakespeare and Company  As You Like It in the Outdoor Garden at Shakespeare and Company The best …2018/09/10A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2018-09-10 20:26:43
More Strength Than Mystery—the Musical Spaces of Adès and Sibelius  Thomas Adès, Suite from Powder Her Face (1995-2017) Jean Sibelius, Violin Concerto in d, …2018/09/10Music2018-09-10 16:23:42
A Singer’s Notes 147: A Quiet Place  A Quiet Place The Tanglewood Vocal Fellows singing Bernstein made a marvelous display of …2018/09/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2018-09-09 12:03:23
A Singer’s Notes 146: August Strindberg’s Creditors at Shakespeare and Company  The plays of August Strindberg that I know tend to reach their greatest intensity …2018/09/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2018-09-09 11:51:47
The Devil, Greed, War, and Simple Goodness: Ostrčil’s Jack’s Kingdom (1934)  OTAKAR OSTRČIL: Honzovo Království, opera; and “Calvary” Variations, for orchestra Jaroslava Vymazalová (Princess), Ivo …2018/08/26Opera, Recordings2018-08-26 00:00:51
LACI BOLDEMANN’S SVART ÄR VITT SA KEJSARN (BLACK IS WHITE, SAID THE EMPEROR): A FAMILY-FRIENDLY FABLE FROM SWEDEN (1965)  LACI BOLDEMANN: Black Is White, Said the Emperor (opera) Sven Nilsson (Emperor), Gunilla Slättegård …2018/08/25Opera, Recordings2018-08-25 23:53:06
Contemporary Music Old and New: Out-takes from the Festival of Contemporary Music, 2018The time-frame of “contemporary music” keeps expanding.  “Modern music” was a term (and the name …2018/08/25Contemporary Music2018-08-25 10:37:19
Two-Piano Recital at Simon’s Rock: Manon Hutton-DeWys and Larry Wallach will Play Brahms and Stravinsky, September 1 at 7:30  I am excited to be performing repertory for two pianos with the wonderful pianist …2018/08/24Music2018-08-24 17:54:56
A Singer’s Notes 145: Great Beginnings with the TMC Orchestra  The first two concerts this summer season by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra were …2018/08/24A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2018-08-24 17:27:17
A Singer’s Notes 144: Aston Magna, “Dueling Violins, Genial Gambas, June 30 at Saint James Place in Great Barrington  At the risk of repeating myself, I must once again give my best praise …2018/08/24A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2018-08-24 14:47:12
Jonathon Loy and Brian Garman talk to Michael Miller and Roza Tulyaganova about The Berkshire Opera Festival’s third season opera, Verdi’s Rigoletto    Without a doubt the most encouraging cultural development in the Berkshires in 2016 …2018/08/22Opera, Podcasts2018-08-22 22:28:07
These people are ready for Richard. Are You?  We are already well into the series of performances of Shakespeare’s early masterpiece, Richard …2018/07/25Theater, Previews2018-07-25 02:29:47
Brahms’ and Blomstedt’s Uncompromising Vision at Tanglewood  Brahms’ and Blomstedt’s Uncompromising Vision at Tanglewood Mozart, Symphony no. 35, K. 385 (“Haffner”) …2018/07/22Music2018-07-22 22:57:34
Bach’s Hidden Treasure Partially Revealed: the Cantata Project at Tanglewood  J. S. Bach Cantata No. 159, “Sehet, wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem” Cantata No. 105, “Herr, …2018/07/18Music2018-07-18 23:35:19
On the Jagged Edge: Paintings by Jack Millard in Catskill, N.Y.    PAINTINGS by JACK MILLARD Catskill Artist Cottage 22 Livingston St. Catskill, NY June …2018/07/07Art2018-07-07 16:10:56
A Singer’s Notes 143: Aston Magna in Great Barrington: “A Baroque Cornucopia”What is best in Aston Magna’s concerts is a complete lack of pretension, whether it …2018/07/02A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2018-07-02 23:38:29
A Singer’s Notes 142: Damn Yankees at the Mac-Haydn Theatre  “The Game”: (Left to Right) Baseball Players- Gino Cardoni, Charlie Munday, Jonah Hale, Nathaniel …2018/06/08A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2018-06-08 08:59:30
The Landmarks of Chopin’s Development as a Composer, 1827-1846  Henryk Siemiradzki, Chopin plays for the Radziwiłłs, 1829. Oil on canvas, 1887 In preparing …2018/03/18Music, Recordings2018-03-18 04:19:31
A Look Back to the Summer of 2017: The  26th Annual Bard  Music Festival: Chopin and his World  The  26th Annual Bard  Music Festival: Chopin and his World Full program and book …2018/03/18Music, Bard Music Festival2018-03-18 04:15:20
Five in the Afternoon, and more…the Boston Classical Season, So Far  Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra, led by Sir Antonio Pappano, with guest soloist Martha Argerich, …2018/03/15Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2018-03-15 00:27:49
A Crop of Recordings XX: Gardner Read, Bruckner, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, and Pfitzner  Gardner Read, Symphony No. 2 (1942) • Gardner Read, cond; Boston Symphony Orchestra • …2018/03/14Recordings2018-03-14 23:57:40
A Singer’s Notes 141: A New Leader for Bach at New Year’s, and some Favorite Memories from 2017  Bach at New Year’s There was a new perspective in the New Year’s Day …2018/03/14A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2018-03-14 19:10:00
A Flood of Unfamiliar Operas by Rossini, Saint-Saëns, and Others, Now on CD  A Scene from Paisiello’s La grotta di Trofonio, from 2016 Valle d’Itria Festival Over …2018/03/01Recordings, Opera2018-03-01 13:35:42
A Master Already at 23: Vincenzo Bellini’s Adelson e Salvini, Now Superbly Recorded  Vincenzo Bellini, Adelson e Salvini (1824) Simone Alberghini – Lord Adelson Nelly – Daniela Barcellona …2018/03/01Recordings, Opera2018-03-01 13:23:56
A Brilliant, Touching Adaptation: John Joubert’s Opera Jane Eyre, Finally (and Finely) Performed and Recorded    John Joubert, Jane Eyre (1987-97, revised 2016) April Frederick – Jane Eyre Mark Milhofer …2018/03/01Recordings, Opera2018-03-01 13:21:45
Two Superb New Recordings of a Ravel Operatic Masterpiece: 1. Stéphanie d’Oustrac Singing L’heure espagnole (with an alert Shéhérazade as bonus) 2. L’heure espagnole, with the magnificent Gaëlle Arquez  Maurice Ravel, Shéhérazade and L’heure espagnole Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, conducted by Stéphane Denève SWRmusic …2018/02/04Recordings2018-02-04 22:34:19
Inbal Segev talks to Michael Miller about Christopher Rouse’s Cello Concerto, Coming Up February 10 and 11th at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival    Last month I had the pleasure of chatting with Inbal Segev, a young …2018/01/17Contemporary Music2018-01-17 11:12:49
A Crop of Recordings XIX: Dvořák, Strauss, Brahms, Holst, Schmidt and Elgar  DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9. A Hero’s Song • Krzysztof Urbański, conductor; North German Radio …2017/12/23Recordings2017-12-23 22:26:11
2017: A Film Festival Restrospective from the Northeast, above all, the Berkshire and the Nitrate Picture Show at the George Eastman Museum, Rochester  Film festivals have become an integral part of film-going life. They are no longer …2017/12/15Film2017-12-15 17:20:06
Two New Releases of Lohengrin, part 1: Knappertsbusch’s Only Recorded Lohengrin, Available for the First Time  Two New Releases of Lohengrin, Part 1: Knappertsbusch’s Only Recorded Lohengrin, Available for the …2017/12/12Opera, Recordings2017-12-12 09:10:53
Two New Releases of Lohengrin, part 2: Mark Elder, in a Live Concert Performance from Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw (2015)  Two New Releases of Lohengrin, part 2: Mark Elder, in a Live Concert Performance …2017/12/11Recordings, Richard Wagner2017-12-11 15:36:05
A Singer’s Notes 140: The Last Wife, by Kate Hennig; directed by Kelly Galvin – WAM Theatre at Shakespeare & Co.’s Bernstein Theater  The Last Wife, by Kate Hennig; directed by Kelly Galvin – WAM Theatre I have …2017/11/08A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2017-11-08 14:58:52
Glimmerglass 2017: Opera in Angustiis: Commentaries for our Troubled Times in Stunning Glimmerglass Season Siege of Calais  Glimmerglass 2017: Opera in Angustiis: Commentaries for our Troubled Times in Stunning Glimmerglass Season …2017/11/03Opera2017-11-03 01:33:28
The Sixth Concert Series at Camphill Ghent is about to begin with a Recital by Pianist Gilbert KalishThe Sixth Concert Series at Camphill Ghent, Gili Melamed-Lev, Director In my preview of last …2017/10/12Music, New York Arts2017-10-12 14:27:58
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Looking Up  Writing here recently about last season at the Boston Symphony, I had recourse more …2017/10/12The Berkshire Review in Boston, Music2017-10-12 02:00:58
Three Summer Operas: Bellini’s Il Pirata at Caramoor, Dvořák’s Dimitrij at Bard, and Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at The Berkshire Opera Festival  Three Summer Operas: Bellini’s Il Pirata at Caramoor, Dvořák’s Dimitrij at Bard, and Strauss’ …2017/10/10Opera2017-10-10 13:12:57
Verlaine and Ten Composers: Exquisite Poetry, Exquisite Singing, Exquisite Playing    A Verlaine Songbook: Carolyn Sampson, soprano, and Joseph Middleton, piano Songs by Charles …2017/10/06Recordings2017-10-06 13:15:10
A Singer’s Notes 139: Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound at the Oldcastle  Another excellent evening in the Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington. A uniformly fine and balanced …2017/10/06A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2017-10-06 12:26:28
Aston Magna is Back! Bach Father & Son, & Their Peers: J.S. & C.P.E Bach, Handel, Buxtehude  Bach Father & Son, & Their Peers: J.S. & C.P.E Bach, Handel, Buxtehude Saturday, …2017/10/03Early Music and Baroque2017-10-03 20:53:31
Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College, May 03, 2017 – September 03, 2017  Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College, Bowdoin College Museum …2017/09/22Art, Berkshire Review, Drawings2017-09-22 01:18:41
A Singer’s Notes 138: A Comedy of Tenors at Oldcastle — More on Gore’s Prospero  A Comedy of Tenors at Oldcastle Peter Langstaff gave us a demonstration of fine …2017/09/20A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2017-09-20 13:20:25
Ups and Downs of the Boston Music Season, mostly Boston Symphony with Andris Nelsons, 2016-2017  The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 Tanglewood Music Festival, very successful by many reports, has …2017/09/15Berkshire Review, Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2017-09-15 01:45:55
Festival of Contemporary Music, August 10-14, 2017    Thursday, August 10, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall Kate Soper, soprano (Lewis) TMC Fellows …2017/09/11Music, Contemporary Music2017-09-11 16:17:58
A Singer’s Notes 137: The Tempest, at Shakespeare and Company  On Wednesday evening, Nigel Gore’s Prospero gave me The Tempest I have been waiting …2017/08/22A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2017-08-22 23:38:24
Jonathon Loy and Brian Garman, Founding Directors of the Berkshire Opera Festival Talk with Michael Miller about the Centerpiece of their Second Season: Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos  Two expert and experienced, highly intelligent and sensitive opera-makers, Jonathon Loy, a stage director, …2017/08/22Podcasts, Opera2017-08-22 01:12:45
Garrick Ohlsson’s Two Hands: Where the Poles of Romanticism Meet…Schubert and Scriabin at Tanglewood  Garrick Ohlsson’s Two Hands: Where the Poles of Romanticism Meet Schubert’s Summer Journey, concert …2017/08/14Music2017-08-14 17:47:33
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Programs Birds, Ideas, and Modernist Brilliance  Pierre-Laurent Aimard Programs Birds, Ideas, and Modernist Brilliance Thursday July 27: solo piano recital …2017/08/08Music2017-08-08 18:25:44
Sounding the Mysteries: Nature, Music, and the Human Soul  Sounding the Mysteries: Nature, Music, and the Human Soul The TMC Orchestra plays music …2017/08/05Music2017-08-05 16:34:02
The Bard Music Festival 2017: Chopin and His World—a Preview  The Bard Music Festival 2017: Chopin and his World Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson: Fisher Performing …2017/08/05Bard Music Festival, Berkshire Review, Music, Previews2017-08-05 15:28:57
Mauritius, by Theresa Rebeck at the Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington. Closes August 6.  Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington Closes August 6 Cast: Richard Howe …2017/08/05Theater2017-08-05 00:46:29
Dvořák’s Rare Grand Opera, Dimitrij, Coming Up at Bard Summerscape, beginning July 28 [REVISED]  Dimitrij – Clay Hilley, tenor Marina – Melissa Citro, soprano Xenie – Olga Tolkmit, …2017/07/30Bard Music Festival, Berkshire Review, Opera2017-07-30 04:33:16
A Singer’s Notes 136: Cymbeline at Shakespeare and Company; Elgar at Tanglewood  Cymbeline at Shakespeare and Company For me Cymbeline is all about the new Blackfriars Theater, an …2017/07/27A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2017-07-27 21:58:01
Youthful Mozart, (Over-)Ripe Mahler from Andris Nelsons and the BSO, Daniel Lozakovich, Violin  Youthful Mozart, (Over-)Ripe Mahler Tanglewood Music Shed: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor Mozart, …2017/07/20Music2017-07-20 22:41:27
A Singer’s Notes 135: Moonlight and Magnolias at Oldcastle Theatre and the Chiara String Quartet at Mohawk Trail Concerts  Moonlight and Magnolias at Oldcastle Theatre In a play that basically pursues one action …2017/07/20A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2017-07-20 12:28:32
A Crop of Recordings XVI: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius and the First and Second Symphonies played by the Berliner Staatskapelle under Daniel Barenboim  ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius ●  Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Angel); Andrew Staples …2017/07/18Recordings2017-07-18 01:41:26
A Summer Home for Schubert at Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood I, hosted by Emanuel Ax  Tanglewood: Ozawa Hall: Schubert’s Summer Journey, Program 1, July 6, 2017 Emanuel Ax, piano; …2017/07/15Music2017-07-15 07:30:36
A Singer’s Notes 134: BEMF intertwines two Pergolesi farces and sublime singing from Dominique Labelle at Aston Magna.  Pergolesi Operas at the Boston Early Music Festival, in the Mahaiwe Theatre, Great Barrington …2017/07/15A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2017-07-15 06:58:59
A Room with Two Views: Campra and Handel at the Boston Early Music Festival  André Campra, Le Carnaval de Venise (1699), libretto by Jean-François Regnard; performed at the …2017/07/12Berkshire Review2017-07-12 03:13:58
Allyn Burrows, Shakespeare and Company’s New Artistic Director, talks to Michael Miller about the 2017 season…and much else.  About Shakespeare and Company Shakespeare and Company, a presence in Lenox since its foundation …2017/06/23Theater, Podcasts2017-06-23 12:51:15
Aston Magna Music Festival 2017 – A Preview  The Aston Magna season, the 45th(!), is almost upon us. We can look forward …2017/06/11Berkshire Review, Early Music and Baroque, Previews2017-06-11 23:06:20
Serenade for Haiti, Directed and Written by Owsley Brown, at the Berkshire International Film Festival, June 3  Serenade for Haiti Directed and written by Owsley Brown To be shown at the …2017/05/31Film, Music, New York Arts, Previews2017-05-31 12:27:34
Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County, directed by Omar Sangare, at Williams College  August: Osage County by Tracy Letts ‘62 Center for the Performing Arts Williams College …2017/05/15Theater2017-05-15 00:34:02
A Singer’s Notes 133: The Bookclub Play and Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, coming up at Shakespeare and CompanyThe Bookclub Play Karen Zacarias’s The Bookclub Play at Hubbard Hall was rather like a …2017/04/10A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Uncategorized2017-04-10 02:03:03
A Singer’s Notes 132: Lovers’ Spat at Shakespeare & Company; Padmore & Biss at Union College  Fr. Schwoerer illustration of Act 4, Scene 1 (Petruchio rejects the bridal dinner). Engraved …2017/03/19A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2017-03-19 13:46:04
A Singer’s Notes 131: A Christmas Carol at The Colonial Theatre  Eric Hill and Company in “A Christmas Carol” A Christmas Carol at The Colonial …2017/03/19A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2017-03-19 13:26:42
Three Concerts at Camphill Ghent, two Past, one to Come  Duo pianists Mark Evans and Gili Melamed-Lev. Saturday, March 18, 2017 3pm (Coming up!) …2017/03/12Music, New York Arts2017-03-12 19:28:18
2016 in retrospect — The Bard Music Festival: Giacomo Puccini and his World  For a discussion of other Puccinian issues omitted here, above all the role of …2016/12/31Berkshire Review, Bard Music Festival, Opera2016-12-31 12:32:31
Rascals, an Inspired Restaurant and Performance Space in the Crossgates Mall, Albany  In cooking, as in any art, you have to know the rules—the more profoundly …2016/12/14Food & Drink, New York Arts2016-12-14 01:48:57
Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic: A musical experience of a lifetime  Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker Symphony Hall, Boston November 11, 2016 After the …2016/11/22Berkshire Review2016-11-22 23:58:14
A Singer’s Notes 130: Peter and the Starcatcher at Hubbard Hall  Peter and the Starcatcher at Hubbard Hall Written by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker …2016/11/19A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-11-19 22:05:51
Singer’s Notes 129: The Consul, the Tramp, and America’s Sweetheart at Oldcastle; Hamlet at Shakespeare & Co.; Kožená at Union CollegeOldcastle Theatre Company’s The Consul, the Tramp, and America’s Sweetheart, a world premiere by John Morogiello Yet …2016/11/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-11-09 21:27:29
Openings: Boston Musica Viva plays Boulez, Marteau sans maître, and Nelsons and the BSO present Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier  Openings Boston Musica Viva Tsai Performance Center, Boston University September 24, 2016 Boston Symphony …2016/10/30Music, Berkshire Review, Opera2016-10-30 02:20:36
Glimmerglass Festival 2016 – Opera for the Inner Birdwatcher…and the Rest of Us!Glimmerglass 2016 The Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladra) Music by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Théodore …2016/10/23Berkshire Review2016-10-23 00:42:18
Intimate Conversations, Bach and Beyond:
 Bach, Kabalevsky, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, and Telemann — Kenneth Cooper and Friends at Camphill Ghent    Intimate Conversations, Bach and Beyond: 
Bach, Kabalevsky, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, and Telemann Camphill Ghent …2016/10/20Music, New York Arts2016-10-20 14:17:39
Bizet’s Carmen at the Boston Lyric OperaCarmen Music by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, based on a …2016/10/14Opera, Berkshire Review2016-10-14 21:15:36
The Concerts at Camphill Ghent 2016 – 2017: Season Opening Concert Coming Up, October 15, 3pm  The Concerts at Camphill Ghent 2016 – 2017: Season Opening Concert Coming Up, October 15, …2016/10/08Music, New York Arts2016-10-08 17:07:03
Patrick Dougherty’s Stickworks Augments the Experience of Fall in Massachusetts  Patrick Dougherty’s Stickworks Augments the Experience of Fall in Massachusetts Peabody Essex Museum, Salem; …2016/10/07Art2016-10-07 22:48:52
The Consul, the Tramp, and America’s Sweetheart, by John Morogiello, at the Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington  The Oldcastle Theatre Company is one of the most appealing in the Berkshires, which, …2016/09/12Theater2016-09-12 01:27:54
Nelsons at Tanglewood 2016, One Weekend  July 29 2016, Friday, 8:00 pm Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Andris Nelsons, …2016/09/11Music2016-09-11 01:16:32
The Berkshire Opera Festival triumphs in Puccini’s Madama ButterflyMusically, this summer in the Berkshires, there was one event that was truly exciting, in …2016/09/08Opera2016-09-08 00:20:17
A Singer’s Notes 128: Alexina Jones leaves Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre; Two Gentlemen and Henry VI at Shakespeare and Company    A singular departure this year at summer’s end. Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre (of …2016/09/04A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-09-04 22:07:19
Shakespeare and Egypt?The Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, Sunday, August 21 Hector Berlioz – Overture to Beatrice et …2016/08/26Berkshire, Berkshire Review, Music2016-08-26 02:50:47
Gil Shaham’s Tchaikovsky and Bach: Double VirtuosityAugust 15, 2016 The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit Kodaly – Dances …2016/08/26Berkshire Review, Berkshire, Music2016-08-26 02:10:16
A Singer’s Notes 127: Great Things at the TMC, and Good Fun at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Shakespeare and CompanyTanglewood Vocal Fellows and TMCO In line with the excellent work I have heard at …2016/08/24A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-08-24 12:21:16
Nelson Freire at Tanglewood: Third Sonatas, Early and Late  Solo piano concert, Ozawa Hall on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Bach – Three Chorale …2016/08/10Music2016-08-10 21:38:27
A Singer’s Notes 126: Lenox Nights—The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare and Company and Fellows at the Festival of Contemporary Music at TanglewoodThe Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare and Company The Merchant of Venice has always been called …2016/08/10A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-08-10 18:27:13
Race and Slavery in Mozart Operas: A Letter to the New York Times by Ralph P. Locke  A most welcome contribution from Ralph P. Locke, Professor Emeritus of  at the Eastman …2016/08/10Berkshire Review, Opera2016-08-10 12:44:21
The Berkshire Opera Festival: an Important New Cultural Resource to Make its Debut in Late August. Its Co-Founders, Jonathon Loy and Brian Garman Tell Michael Miller All About It.  Opera has been a cherished part of musical life in the Berkshires for many …2016/07/27Opera, Podcasts2016-07-27 22:33:59
Trans-Atlantic Sympathies: opening night at the Festival for Contemporary Music, 2016  Trans-Atlantic Sympathies: opening night at the Festival for Contemporary Music, 2016 Thursday, July 21 …2016/07/26Music2016-07-26 08:04:10
​Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance at Barrington Stage    The Pirates of Penzance at Barrington Stage Libretto by W.S. Gilbert Music by …2016/07/26Musical Theater2016-07-26 07:20:08
A Singer’s Notes 125: Four Good Things—Aston Magna, Two from TMC Orchestra, and the Berkshire Theatre FestivalAston Magna’s J.S. Bach concert in The Mahaiwe Theatre was a banquet of riches. The …2016/07/25A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-07-25 12:37:14
Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at GlimmerglassStephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at Glimmerglass Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh …2016/07/23Berkshire Review, Musical Theater2016-07-23 15:13:29
Little Shop of Horrors Meets Kinky Boots at the Berkshire Theatre Group  Little Shop of Horrors Meets Kinky Boots At the Berkshire Theatre Group Book and …2016/07/20Theater, Musical Theater2016-07-20 21:26:34
The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, closing July 17  Tennessee Williams, who was close to forty when The Rose Tattoo opened on Broadway …2016/07/13Theater2016-07-13 15:18:35
A Singer’s Notes 124: Fiorello, South Pacific, and My Jane  Fiorello! at Berkshire Theatre Group, Unicorn Theatre This show was terrific, beautifully staged, a …2016/07/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-07-09 13:42:22
Best Concert of the Year?  Boston has had a very good music season since the first of the year. …2016/06/30Berkshire Review, Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2016-06-30 00:24:10
A Singer’s Notes 123: a Tribute to Phyllis Curtin and the Opening of Aston Magna  Aston Magna I Last night an excellent crowd listened to two hours of Italian …2016/06/28Music, A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-06-28 00:29:33
Aston Magna, June 18, 2016: Love and Lamentation, Monteverdi’s Legacy in Rome  Aston Magna, June 18, 2016 Claudio Monteverdi – Prologue from L’Orfeo Lament of Arianna …2016/06/26Early Music and Baroque2016-06-26 10:48:51
A Singer’s Notes 122: From Slapstick to Silence    The 39 Steps Oldcastle Theatre’s production of The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow, and …2016/06/18A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-06-18 00:18:07
Aston Magna Music Festival 2016, June 16-July 9, 2016, “Love and Lamentation” — a Preview  Aston Magna Music Festival 2016 June 16-July 9, 2016 “Love and Lamentation” When I …2016/06/06Early Music and Baroque2016-06-06 12:16:58
The Bard Music Festival and SummerScape Opera 2016: Puccini and his World, with Pietro Mascagni’s Iris  The Bard Music Festival, every year since 1990, offers music-lovers a splendid gift in …2016/06/01Berkshire Review, Bard Music Festival, Opera2016-06-01 22:57:53
Rodin: The Evolution of a Genius, formerly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Opens at The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem May 16, 2016  [Rodin: The Evolution of a Genius Virginia Museum of Fine Arts November 21, 2015 …2016/05/16Art2016-05-16 09:48:02
A Singer’s Notes 121: A Miscellany  So many things. First, you must get in your car, and go see Hubbard …2016/05/05A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-05-05 17:06:17
François-Xavier Roth with the BSO in January, with solo turns from Elizabeth Rowe (flute), Jessica Zhou (harp), and Renée Fleming (soprano)  Boston Symphony Orchestra January 7, 2016 Elizabeth Rowe, flute Jessica Zhou, harp François-Xavier Roth, …2016/02/15Berkshire Review, Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2016-02-15 17:10:21
A Singer’s Notes 120: the Final Gifts of 2015, including an Exciting New Group, the Auriel Camerata  Two gifts were bestowed upon me this Christmastide. The first, the arrival of a subtle …2016/02/04A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2016-02-04 17:37:38
Nicolai’s Merry Wives at the Boston Midsummer Opera and Tanglewood Tales: Jurowski and Koenigs Tell the Whole Story    Friday, July 19, 8:30pm: Koussevitzky Music Shed Wagner – Prelude to Act I …2016/01/26Berkshire Review2016-01-26 15:37:56
True Romance on Screen: Todd Haynes’ Carol…with a Sideglance at the Latest from Spielberg & Hanks  Carol Directed by Todd Haynes True Romance. The essence of Carol, a film much …2016/01/26Berkshire Review, Film2016-01-26 14:40:35
Vermeer’s Astronomer at the MFA  Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, through January 18 …2015/12/31Berkshire Review2015-12-31 02:52:04
The Year that Was: Boston Classical Music in 2015  The major news from Boston was the ascendancy of Andris Nelsons, firming up his …2015/12/24Music, Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2015-12-24 07:53:51
A Singer’s Notes 119: Fall Festival, Shakespeare and Company, 2015; Jacob’s LadderThe first thing you notice is this—the kids get it.Complex language, big fat words, antique …2015/12/05A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, New York Arts2015-12-05 08:41:05
“Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia” August 18-February 15 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston“Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia” August 18-February 15 at the Museum …2015/11/17Berkshire Review2015-11-17 12:24:23
A Singer’s Notes 118: Death, the Imperative — An Iliad at Shakespeare and CompanyWhy must we kill? Why pay people large sums of money to hurt each other …2015/10/31A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-10-31 23:26:42
Bard Music Festival 2015: Carlos Chávez and his World, Weekend IBard Music Festival 2015: Carlos Chávez and his World, Weekend I Program One Chávez and …2015/10/26Bard Music Festival, Berkshire Review, Music2015-10-26 01:51:30
The Bard Music Festival 2015: Carlos Chávez and His World, a PreviewFor a complete schedule of the Festival, click here. This is the first Bard Music …2015/10/11Berkshire Review2015-10-11 20:06:45
A Singer’s Notes 117: A Lion in Winter at Oldcastle, Tom Sawyer at Dorset, and BEMF’s Monteverdi Trilogy OnlineA Lion in Winter at Oldcastle  Another outing for this rambling, aging play, this time a …2015/10/02A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-10-02 14:55:04
An explosion of music in the Berkshires: Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now and Arthur Greene, Pianist, at Simon’s Rock; Ensemble Nieuw Nederland at the Roe-Jan Library, Hillsdale, NY  This coming weekend there will be an explosion of music in the Berkshires! and I …2015/09/23Music2015-09-23 01:33:33
Shakespeare and Company Benefit: Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe in Richard III.  October 10th at 2:00.  Be there!  Is Shakespeare loquacious?  Reading the last pages of Richard III one might think so.  King Richard …2015/09/23Theater2015-09-23 00:46:11
A Singer’s Notes 116: the Wonderful Frank Kelley’s Schubert, Peter Schaffer and Paul Rudnick in VermontBlack Comedy, at Oldcastle Theatre Oldcastle Theatre’s production of Peter Schaffer’s Black Comedy is a rollicking affair. Much of the …2015/09/13A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-09-13 12:40:39
A Singer’s Notes 115: Red Velvet and Claire de Lune on the RadioRed Velvet Another first-rate show from The Comedy of Errors actors at Shakespeare and Company. …2015/09/01A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-09-01 11:05:32
From Summer Opera…an Answer to the Opera Houses’ Predicament?  Permit me to indulge in a one-sided argument…or a rant, as I believe it’s …2015/08/31Berkshire Review2015-08-31 02:10:51
Mike Bartlett’s “An Intervention” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, closing August 23  British playwright Mike Bartlett’s fast-paced short play, An Intervention, closes with a black slapstick …2015/08/20Theater2015-08-20 23:13:41
Tanglewood in Wonderland: The 2015 Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music  This year’s Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood was celebrating the 75th anniversary of …2015/08/17Berkshire Review, Music2015-08-17 17:56:19
A Singer’s Notes 114: Three Great EveningsOpus 131 at Tannery Pond Beethoven’s String Quartet op. 131 makes Horatios of us all. …2015/08/17A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-08-17 11:19:56
Summer Operas: Opposite Poles at Bard SummerScape and Boston Midsummer OperaThe Wreckers By Ethel Smyth Fisher Center, Bard College: July 34, 2015 American Symphony Orchestra …2015/08/14Berkshire Review, New York Arts, Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2015-08-14 23:36:17
A Singer’s Notes 113: Two at the Mohawk Trail Concerts  Matt Haimovitz plays Poulenc It was my pleasure to hear another Mohawk Trail Concert …2015/08/14A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-08-14 09:35:09
A Week of Contrasts at Tanglewood: Two Orchestras, Two PianistsSunday, July 5 Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Ozawa Hall Britten – Young Person’s Guide to …2015/08/01Music2015-08-01 02:06:06
A Singer’s Notes 112: Remembering Gunther; Tanglewood Forever  Remembering Gunther Gunther Schuller was the toughest mentor I ever had. He expected professionalism …2015/08/01A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-08-01 01:17:51
FINITE INFINITY: a sculpture and light installation by Richard Harrington featuring sound performances by Forrest Larson, Phil Van OuseFINITE INFINITY A sculpture and light installation by Richard Harrington featuring sound performances by Forrest Larson, …2015/07/30Art2015-07-30 17:24:42
Joanna Gabler, Our River, an exhibition of digital “Transcapes,” devoted to the Hoosic River and its tributary, Broad Brook  Joanna Gabler, Our River, an exhibition of digital “Transcapes,” devoted to the Hoosic River …2015/07/28Art2015-07-28 22:54:00
Sex, Love, and Marriage come to Williamstown: Legacy, Off the Main Road, and Kinship at the Williamstown Theatre Festival  Legacy by Daniel Goldfarb Williamstown Theatre Festival Nikos Stage July 1 – July 12, …2015/07/28Theater2015-07-28 01:45:46
Bells Are Ringing—A Berkshire Theatre Group Production at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield through July 26.  Book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Music by Jule Styne Entire original …2015/07/21Musical Theater, Theater2015-07-21 20:59:41
Henry V at Shakespeare and Company, with Glances Forwards and Backwards  Henry V by William Shakespeare Shakespeare and Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre Performance Dates: …2015/07/12Theater2015-07-12 11:56:18
Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra at Tanglewood  Thursday, July 2, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra …2015/07/08Music2015-07-08 02:05:37
Gershwin Stands Out: American Music at Tanglewood’s Opening Night  The Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, July 3, 2015. conducted by Jacques Lacombe with …2015/07/08Music2015-07-08 01:08:18
A Singer’s Notes 111: Two at Shakespeare and CompanyHenry V by William Shakespeare Bernstein Theatre Director – Jenna Ware Cast: Caroline Calkins, Jonathan …2015/07/05A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Berkshire, Berkshire Review, Theater2015-07-05 03:22:41
Opera Boom: Lots of opera in Boston, but how much was really good?I need more than two hands to count the number of operas I’ve attended in …2015/07/04Berkshire Review2015-07-04 14:10:42
Emmanuel Music, with Andrew Rangell, Piano, at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival  Emmanuel Music Andrew Rangell, piano Rockport Chamber Music Festival Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, …2015/07/03Berkshire Review2015-07-03 02:30:54
Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director of Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, talks to Michael Miller  (For a review of the Tanglewood concert, click here.) Just yesterday I had the …2015/07/02Early Music and Baroque, Music, New York Arts, Podcasts2015-07-02 01:56:37
Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and L’Orfeo by BEMF at Jordan Hall  Claudio Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610, Jordan Hall, June 11, 2015 Monteverdi, L’Orfeo, Jordan Hall, …2015/06/27New York Arts in the Berkshires2015-06-27 12:39:37
A Singer’s Notes 110: A Blessed Weekend — Immersion in Monteverdi  Hours and hours of the composer’s music in a 24-hour span. I’ve heard a …2015/06/27A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-06-27 11:45:00
A Singer’s Notes 109: Vox Femina  The voice is all, especially in the rolling sounds of epic. The Iliad, now supposed …2015/06/27A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-06-27 11:06:36
Man of La Mancha—Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield MA, June 10—July 11, 2015Man of La Mancha Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield MA             …2015/06/19Musical Theater, Theater2015-06-19 07:59:03
A weekend of Monteverdi will conclude the Boston Early Music Festival and launch Aston Magna in Great Barrington  This spring has been teeming with a dizzying profusion of riches for the lover …2015/06/19Music2015-06-19 00:41:42
2015 Glimmerglass Preview: Verdi, Vivaldi, Mozart and Bernstein, April 19, Germantown, New York  Lucking into one of the first few nice days of a late spring, I …2015/05/20New York Arts in the Berkshires2015-05-20 00:55:02
Excitement at the Boston Symphony—Lots of It! But Questions Remain  Symphony Hall, Boston, April 4, 2015 Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Christian Tetzlaff, …2015/05/19Music, New York Arts in the Berkshires2015-05-19 09:51:16
A Singer’s Notes 108: To be or not to be, that is the question  This most famous quote, precariously balanced, elevates the word question to existential status. Hamlet is a …2015/05/18A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-05-18 23:56:16
A Singer’s Notes 107: Louis Lohraseb Conducts the Amadeus Orchestra at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, with Cicely Parnas, Cello; Gerard Schwarz and the Mozart Orchestra of New YorkThe first, the Amadeus Orchestra, conducted by the twenty-something Louis Lohraseb—a friend and erstwhile student …2015/05/16A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-05-16 02:12:49
The Winter of Our Discontent: Classical Music in Boston   As everyone in New England knows, this winter was one long slog. But significant …2015/05/06Music, New York Arts in the Berkshires, The Berkshire Review in Boston2015-05-06 11:33:22
The Amadeus Orchestra – Louis Lohraseb, Conductor, soloist Cicely Parnas: Bruckner, Haydn, and Brahms at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Sunday, April 19, 3 pm  Buy tickets! In 1862–63 Anton Bruckner composed the Overture in G minor. In contrast with …2015/04/18Uncategorized2015-04-18 02:55:33
A Singer’s Notes 106: The Beauty’s in the Details — Les Violins du Roy and Marc-André Hamelin in Troy  What might have been a confusion of bedfellows in the Troy Savings Bank Music …2015/03/25A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-03-25 00:29:37
A Singer’s Notes 105: Florence Foster Jenkins Rides Again! Stephen Temperley’s Souvenir at the Capital Rep    It is the music that matters,” says Florence Foster Jenkins in Stephen Temperley’s Souvenir at …2015/03/17A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-03-17 20:34:49
A Singer’s Notes 104: Molière at Hubbard Hall and Schubert played by Shai Wosner at WilliamsTartuffe has lately trod the stage as a demon whose main weapon is subtlety. Doug Ryan, …2015/03/17A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-03-17 19:55:40
Andris Nelsons in Boston…with Two Superb Concerts under the BSO’s New Assistant Conductor, Ken-David Masur, and an Appreciation of James Levine  Andris Nelsons has garnered a lot of attention during his first season as Music …2015/02/20New York Arts in the Berkshires2015-02-20 16:37:12
The Momenta Quartet to bring Tan Dun’s “Ghost Opera” to Simon’s Rock, Saturday, February 28 at 8 pm in the McConnell Auditorium of the Daniel Arts Center    Dear Music Loving Friends One of the most exciting programs I have had …2015/02/16Uncategorized2015-02-16 01:56:17
A Singer’s Notes 103: A Concert and a RehearsalTroy Savings Bank Concert Hall 1.29.15 @ 7:30pm Mariinsky Orchestra Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Conductor Tchaikovsky – …2015/02/15A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-02-15 22:58:36
Wagner, Tannhäuser Overture. Sibelius, Symphony No. 2 – the BSO’s first recording under Andris Nelsons  Wagner, Tannhäuser Overture. Sibelius, Symphony No. 2 • Andris Nelsons, cond; Boston Symphony Orchestra • …2015/01/25Recordings, The Berkshire Review in Boston2015-01-25 12:17:47
A Singer’s Notes 102: Christmas Past 2014  Sincerity shown brightly in the Berkshire Theatre Group’s A Christmas Carol this year. The show fit …2015/01/07A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2015-01-07 09:35:56
Opera and Passion: Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Early Music Festival, and Odyssey OperaIs there a more passionate art form than opera? In what other mode is the …2015/01/04Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2015-01-04 07:54:49
A Singer’s Notes 101: Except ye become as children …  My weekend has been dominated by children, their thoughts, and my thoughts about them. …2014/12/16A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-12-16 08:56:01
The BEMF Chamber Operas 2014: Pergolesi’s La serva padrona and Livietta e TracolloG. B. Pergolesi, La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo Boston Early Music Festival, Jordan …2014/12/09Opera2014-12-09 16:17:14
What is and what might have been: More Nelsons at the BSO, Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraI couldn’t have been more eager to hear Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra …2014/12/03Music2014-12-03 09:02:21
A Singer’s Notes 100: Shakespeare and Company’s Fall FestivalA good while ago now, I stepped into an ancient school bus, left a tiny …2014/12/02A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-12-02 16:20:10
A Singer’s Notes 99: Hubbard Hall’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and a Small, Brooklyn Opera Company Brings Two One-Acters to OldcastleHubbard Hall’s 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee was a wild and wonderful evening. I …2014/11/30A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-11-30 11:21:04
Richard Goode Plays Beethoven’s Last Three Sonatas and Bagatelles, Op. 119 at Jordan Hall, BostonRichard Goode, piano Beethoven Sonatas, Op. 109, 110, 111 and Bagatelles, Op. 119 Jordan Hall, …2014/11/13Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2014-11-13 01:31:11
The Bard Music Festival at 25: Franz Schubert and his WorldMy leading thought goes against much of what the Bard Music Festival and my own …2014/10/24New York Arts in the Berkshires2014-10-24 13:03:20
A Singer’s Notes 98: No Amontillado, just AleThe much-maligned poetry of Edgar Allan Poe still bristles with excitement when one hears it. …2014/10/23A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-10-23 23:22:06
A Treasurable Account of Poe’s Last Hours from the Berkshire Theatre Group, with David Adkins and Kate Maguire, Closing 10/26POE written and directed by Eric Hill Cast: David Adkins – Edgar Allan Poe Madeline …2014/10/18Theater2014-10-18 21:41:37
A Singer’s Notes 97: It’s Hot Outside—Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Clicks at Oldcastle Theatre, BenningtonCat on a Hot Tin Roof is an obsessive work which makes wildly different demands on …2014/10/03A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2014-10-03 13:00:19
Lucy Bardo and Hilda Banks Shapiro to play Romantic Music at Simon’s Rock, October 5, 3:00 pm  Dear Concert-goers: Many of you know that my esteemed colleague Lucy Bardo is one …2014/09/23Uncategorized2014-09-23 22:28:22
A Singer’s Notes 96: Vanya and Sonia and Sasha and Spike at Shakespeare and Company; The Mousetrap at Dorset Theatre Festival  I heard Matthew Penn’s direction of Christopher Durang’s Chekhov play as a collision of …2014/09/20A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2014-09-20 09:01:28
A Singer’s Notes 95: The Henry Plays at Shakespeare and CompanyJonathan Epstein undertook a courageous and largely successful project making an evening’s performance out of …2014/09/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-09-09 13:05:37
A Singer’s Notes 94: Local Excellence… and a Rare Unamplified Performance of a Broadway Musical!Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre once again filled its house and earned rave applause for its …2014/09/07A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-09-07 09:48:23
A Singer’s Notes 93: Denève, the TMC Orchestra, and Berlioz; McGegan and Handel; Bernstein’s Candide at TanglewoodThe excellent Stephane Denève chose two works of Hector Berlioz for his TMCO concert. Wholly …2014/08/29A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Music2014-08-29 08:54:52
Murder Myth Married to Music—Lizzie Borden Wields her Axe at Tanglewood  Lizzie Borden Jack Beeson, composer Richard Plant, Kenward Elmslie, libretto a chamber version by …2014/08/13Opera2014-08-13 10:24:07
A Singer’s Notes 92: The Cherry OrchardThe Cherry Orchard At Historic Park-McCullough in North Bennington, VT July 31 – August 9 …2014/08/12A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-08-12 19:15:35
A Singer’s Notes 91: TMC Forever, and A Little Bit of MarlboroThe Tanglewood Center Music Orchestra took on an enormous challenge in their first outing this …2014/08/12A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-08-12 18:17:02
Two Weekends in the Country: The BSO and the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, the new Clark, Mass MoCA, and Boston Midsummer Opera’s Bartered BrideAs life in the city slows down, life in the country west of Boston ratchets …2014/08/10Art, Dance, Music, Opera2014-08-10 21:39:36
Kander and Ebb’s The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre FestivalThe Visit At the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Main Stage, July 31 – August 17 Book …2014/08/08Musical Theater, Theater2014-08-08 14:04:19
A Singer’s Notes 90: Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at GlimmerglassDirector Francesca Zambello’s Ariadne in Naxos at Glimmerglass was a saucy and well-thought out production of …2014/08/08A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-08-08 12:07:09
Match and Mismatch: Contrasting Conductors and Orchestras at Tanglewood  Thursday, July 24 The National Youth Orchestra conducted by David Robertson Gil Shaham, violin …2014/08/03Music2014-08-03 10:57:58
Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, 2014 — ​The Return of Harmony: works by Tanglewood Music Center Alumni  The Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music at Ozawa Hall: Thursday July 17 at 8 …2014/07/27Music2014-07-27 13:20:57
A Singer’s Notes 89: HIP Today and Gone Tomorrow — Sequentia at Tanglewood and NT’s Lear on ScreenHIP (Historically Informed Performance) is not so hip as it used to be. William Christie …2014/07/27A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2014-07-27 12:01:03
A Singer’s Notes 88: Dreaming with Bottom  Tony Simotes’ location for Shakespeare and Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was a voodoo-haunted …2014/07/17A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-07-17 14:40:39
Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Berkshire Theatre GroupA Little Night Music At the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA, through July …2014/07/11Musical Theater, Theater2014-07-11 20:44:20
Music and More at New MarlboroughThe village of New Marlborough lies on Route 57 about fifteen minutes east of Great …2014/07/10Music2014-07-10 15:08:54
A Singer’s Notes 87: Innocence and Experience: Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman’s June Moon at the Williamstown Theatre Festival  Music has no morality. It hangs around with the villains, and it blesses the …2014/07/10A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2014-07-10 01:05:41
Arts Press Summer Fundraiser — Support The Berkshire Review and New York Arts!  Summer! Photo Michael Miller 2014. Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New …2014/07/08Uncategorized2014-07-08 17:47:32
Kiss Me Kate at the Barrington Stage Company  Kiss Me Kate Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield Massachusetts June 11-July 12, 2014 Music and …2014/06/19Musical Theater, Theater2014-06-19 09:39:21
The New Opera to Present Bizet’s Carmen at Chapin Hall, Williams College, June 28 at 8 pm2014/06/17Previews2014-06-17 04:43:24
A Singer’s Notes 86 – Shakespeare’s Will at S & Co. and the Passing of a Great BaritoneShakespeare’s Will An act of courage is required from anyone who tries to write about Shakespeare’s wife, …2014/06/17A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-06-17 03:44:21
A Singer’s Notes 85: John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” NOT on Broadway!Hubbard Hall’s production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men was solidly cast and effectively …2014/05/31A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-05-31 16:36:50
Gasland Part II – Don’t miss these opportunities to see this important movie.  Please join us for a showing of Gasland Part II on Monday, May 12th at 7pm …2014/05/11Uncategorized2014-05-11 11:26:35
Stephen Porter to play late works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Debussy at the House of the Redeemer in Manhattan, Thursday May 1, at 7.30 pm—a presentation of New York ArtsStephen Porter will be performing the Frederick Reynolds Memorial Piano Recital on Saturday, April 12. …2014/04/04Music2014-04-04 16:58:21
A Singer’s Notes 84: Time yaps at the heels of comedy. Tragedy marches inexorably on.Time yaps at the heels of comedy. Tragedy marches inexorably on. In comedy the present …2014/03/29A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2014-03-29 21:08:49
A Smashing Private Lives at Shakespeare and Company  Noël Coward’s Private Lives Shakespeare and Company February 14–March 30 Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre directed …2014/03/29Theater2014-03-29 12:48:57
Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and the Berkshire Review  Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and the Berkshire Review! Help us …2014/03/05Uncategorized2014-03-05 19:26:03
A Singer’s Notes 83: Christmas over the MountainKevin McGuire’s Scrooge in Capital Repertory Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” had …2014/01/07A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2014-01-07 14:07:30
Our end-of-year appeal: Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and the Berkshire Review!Please give generously to support The Arts Press publications, New York Arts and the Berkshire …2013/12/28Uncategorized2013-12-28 22:38:40
W. B. Yeats and Ireland: Photographs, Music, and a Reading, with Dorien Staljanssens, James Cleveland, and Lloyd Schwartz—a Christmas Gift from The Berkshire ReviewThe Mother of God by William Butler Yeats The threefold terror of love; a fallen flare …2013/12/26Photography2013-12-26 00:57:06
A Singer’s Notes 82: Ondine and King LearOndine, by Jean Giraudoux at Hubbard Hall Much credit must be given to Theatre Company of Hubbard Hall’s …2013/12/01A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2013-12-01 16:58:51
Glimmerglass 2013: A RetrospectiveGlimmerglass Festival 2013 Retrospective: The Irrational and the Season of Romance  Der fliegende Holländer Music …2013/12/01Opera2013-12-01 14:14:37
Philip Setzer, Wu Han, And David Finckel at South Mountain Concerts, with a Summer 2013 Retrospective of Chamber Music in the BerkshiresOver the past months chamber music lovers have found a few important changes in their …2013/11/25Music2013-11-25 16:24:26
Mark Morris’s Staging of Britten’s Curlew River and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at TanglewoodBenjamin Britten – Curlew River William Plomer – libretto, based on Sumidagawa by Juro Motomasa …2013/11/02Dance, Music2013-11-02 14:53:15
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Berkshire Artist Joanna Gabler, “Emigrés – Where is Home?” at Gallery Ehva, Provincetown: October 25-November 5, 2013 – Opening Friday, October 25, 6-8 pmJoanna Gabler,  “Emigrés – Where is Home?” at Gallery Ehva, Provincetown: October 25-November 5, 2013 …2013/10/23Art2013-10-23 14:40:43
A Singer’s Notes 81: A Local MiscellanyRory Kinnear’s incisive Iago made a trip to The Clark a joy last week. The …2013/10/16A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-10-16 12:57:42
Then and Now: a Concert of Baroque Music and Contemporary Music for Baroque Instruments with Eva and Anne Legêne, Tatsuya Muraishi, and Masayuki Maki Dear Friends and Music Lovers, Having played this concert twice in the past week, once …2013/10/16Music2013-10-16 01:20:53
Emily Kalish and Larry Wallach will play American Violin Music—Dvořák, Ives, Bolcom, Wallach on Sunday afternoon, October 27, at 4 pm in the Stockbridge Congregational ChurchDear Friends: I am happy to let you know that I will be collaborating with …2013/10/15Music2013-10-15 15:12:42
Orchestra Concerts at Tanglewood, a Summer RetrospectiveMonday, July 22, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Stéphane Denève, conductor Tanglewood …2013/10/02Music2013-10-02 03:10:19
Thank you!!! Because of your donations Berkshire Review now qualifies for grants from private and government foundations.“I never fail to consult the Berkshire Review without being impressed by the responsiveness, sympathy, and understanding …2013/09/25New York Arts2013-09-25 15:19:07
An Interview with Wu Han and David Finckel: Life after the Emerson Quartet and an Upcoming Concert at South Mountain Concerts  Along with the retirement of the Tokyo String Quartet, the departure of David Finckel …2013/09/20Music, New York Arts, Podcasts2013-09-20 00:56:27
South Berkshire Concerts at Simon’s Rock, September 22, 3 pm: Larry Wallach, Eric Martin, Ron Gorevic, Anne Legêne, and guest artist, Marka Young, will play Brahms, Prokofiev, and Mozart.  Dear Friends, On Sunday, September 22 at 3 pm in McConnell Auditorium, I will …2013/09/09Previews2013-09-09 10:59:08
A Singer’s Notes 80: Anna Christie and Mother CourageClean Eugene O’Neill’s lyricism catches us out slowly. Rarely sweet, almost tidy, it has stretches I would call …2013/09/04A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-09-04 19:57:30
A Singer’s Notes 79: Die to LiveDie to Live — says the Priest to the falsely accused Hero at a crucial …2013/09/02A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-09-02 20:32:52
The Long and the Short of it: Tanglewood’s 2013 Festival of Contemporary Music  August 8 6pm Elliott Carter – String Quartet No. 1 New Fromm Players Sarah …2013/08/29Music, Opera2013-08-29 01:12:54
Mark Morris’s Double Bill of English Operas at Tanglewood: Britten’s Curlew River and Purcell’s Dido and AeneasThe musical event I was most looking forward to all summer was the premiere of …2013/08/13Opera2013-08-13 19:56:51
The Bridges of Madison County – World Premiere Musical at Williamstown Theatre Festival  The Bridges of Madison County Book – Marsha Norman Music & Lyrics – Jason …2013/08/13Musical Theater, Theater2013-08-13 15:14:11
A Singer’s Notes 78: The ContrariesThe wise have shown us down the generations that beautiful spirits can hold two contrary …2013/08/12A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-08-12 19:08:37
The Column and the Pedestal: Quartets by Brahms and Tchaikovsky, performed by the Borodin QuartetProgram: Brahms Quartet no. 3 in B-flat; Tchaikovsky, Quartet no. 3 in E-flat minor; at …2013/08/07Music2013-08-07 01:12:22
More on Harbison’s GatsbyMy colleagues, Lloyd Schwartz and Larry Wallach, have already written extensively about Emmanuel Music’s performance …2013/08/01Opera2013-08-01 17:17:52
Tanglewood Tales: Jurowski and Koenigs Tell the Whole Story  Friday, July 19, 8:30pm: Koussevitzky Music Shed Wagner – Prelude to Act I of …2013/07/30New York Arts, Opera2013-07-30 19:34:59
Mid-century Yin and Yang: The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra plays Britten and ShostakovichConcert at Ozawa Hall, Monday July 16, 2013 Britten, Pas de Six from the ballet …2013/07/23Music2013-07-23 17:33:31
Implosion at Tanglewood: Nelsons, Eschenbach, and Furlanetto cancel.Yesterday BSO officials announced the dismaying news that Andris Nelsons, the new Music Director of …2013/07/23Music2013-07-23 12:12:51
A Singer’s Notes 77: Music Theater EverywhereI stand in awe of the combination of skills needed to perform the American musical …2013/07/22A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-07-22 18:22:46
A Singer’s Notes 76: Fellows RuleWell do I remember my first few days as a Tanglewood Fellow. The pace of …2013/07/22A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-07-22 18:15:29
Harbison’s The Great Gatsby: Could It Be Even Better?The Great Gatsby Music by John Harbison Tanglewood, Ozawa Hall: July 11, 2013 Gordon Gietz …2013/07/17Opera2013-07-17 18:51:38
Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev’s Oresteia comes to Bard, then on to the Mariinsky!Every summer, in the course of Bard College’s Summerscape, the expansive net of entertainment, education, …2013/07/17Opera2013-07-17 01:45:22
Richard II begins a History Cycle at Shakespeare and Company, through July 21  Richard II By William Shakespeare Directed by Timothy Douglas Featuring Rocco Sisto with Jake …2013/07/14Theater2013-07-14 16:54:23
Stand up for Mahler! Mahler’s Third at Tanglewood with Frühbeck de Burgos, Anne-Sofie von Otter, and the Boston Symphony OrchestraSaturday July 6, 2013 Mahler – Symphony No. 3 Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductior – Rafael …2013/07/10Music2013-07-10 13:38:30
A Singer’s Notes 75: Love’s Labour’s LostWe post-moderns know there are no real characters, right? A Falstaff is just a bunch …2013/07/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-07-09 23:05:12
Oklahoma! At the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre through July 20, 2013Oklahoma! At the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre through July 20, 2013 Music by Richard …2013/07/09Musical Theater, Theater2013-07-09 21:04:34
Word, Image, and Deed A review of Michael Phillips’s presentations on William Blake. June 28-29, 2013, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MAHow do we access the past? The viewer of contemporary art is invariably ensconced in, …2013/07/08New York Arts in the Berkshires2013-07-08 17:26:13
A Singer’s Notes 74: the Gamba and the Voice — Bach and MaraisThis was a marvelous concert. It had plenitude; there was abundance in it. It was …2013/07/07A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-07-07 11:02:18
Classical Music’s Canon at Tannery Pond Sebastian Bäverstam and Yannick Rafalimanana, June 8, 2013 J.S. Bach:  Cello Suite No. 1 in G …2013/07/05Music2013-07-05 13:41:17
“Animal Crackers” Proves an Acquired Taste at WTFAnimal Crackers Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind Music and Lyrics by Bert …2013/07/03Musical Theater, Theater2013-07-03 20:21:42
The Berkshire Review for the Arts is ready for the 2013 season!If the Berkshire Review appears to have been rather quiet lately, that is because New …2013/07/02Uncategorized2013-07-02 22:50:57
The Voice (Kristen Watson) Meets the Chalumeau (Eric Hoeprich), an Aston Magna Concert at BrandeisAston Magna Festival The Art of the Chalumeau Slosberg Auditorium, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Thursday, …2013/07/02Music, New York Arts, The Berkshire Review in Boston2013-07-02 09:52:00
A Singer’s Notes 73: Michael Phillips’ Reproduction of a Blake PrintDear Reader, I want to share one of my treasures with you. You will find …2013/07/01A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Art2013-07-01 20:02:00
A Singer’s Notes 72: Boston Early Music Festival’s Almira at the MahaiweOnce again the Boston Early Music Festival has shown us that elegance and energy are …2013/07/01A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-07-01 18:28:34
A Singer’s Notes 71: Callas teaches and Branagh directs…The great pages in Terrence McNally’s Masterclass are those in which music takes stage. I …2013/06/26A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-06-26 09:37:44
Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town at Barrington Stage Company, June 12 – July 13, 2013On the Town Barrington Stage, June 12 – July 13, 2013 Music by Leonard Bernstein …2013/06/17Musical Theater, Theater2013-06-17 21:50:14
A Singer’s Notes 70: The Fantasticks at the Mac-Haydn TheatreIt was excellent to go to the venerable Mac-Haydn Theatre last night. One comes upon …2013/06/04A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-06-04 23:45:45
Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley Open the Summer Season at Tannery Pond with All-Russian Cello SonatasTannery Pond Concerts May 25, 2013 at 6.00 PM Igor Stravinsky – Suite Italienne Sergei …2013/06/04Music2013-06-04 23:18:27
The Berkshire Beethoven Piano ProjectThere is a new musical enterprise making its debut on Sunday June 2 (at 5 …2013/05/14Music, Previews2013-05-14 00:20:41
Simon Wainrib’s Legacy: his Bach ProjectIt seems utterly puzzling that most of the greatest music of Johann Sebastian Bach barely …2013/05/12Music2013-05-12 10:06:16
The New Oldcastle Theatre, Bennington, Vermont: Around the World in Eighty Days  It was splendid to enter the new Oldcastle Theatre. It was splendid to enter …2013/04/26A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-04-26 11:34:46
A Singer’s Notes 69: Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss at Union College and 75 Years of TanglewoodThere was an elegant sense of play in the piano recital given by Anna Polonsky …2013/04/13A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Uncategorized2013-04-13 03:16:59
A Singer’s Notes 68: Macbeth at Hubbard Hall  I wish I could like this production more. Clearly well-intentioned and sincerely played, it …2013/03/30A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-03-30 12:23:13
A Singer’s Notes 67: The Acting Company’s As You Like It in Troy Savings Bank Music HallThe Acting Company’s As You Like It in Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Wednesday, …2013/03/23A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-03-23 22:51:50
Philippe Jaroussky Sings Handel and Porpora Arias with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, plus Locatelli’s L’Arte del Violino in SydneyCity Recital Hall, Sydney: 13 March 2013 Philippe Jaroussky and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra travel …2013/03/17Music, New York Arts, The Berkshire Review in Australia2013-03-17 22:09:46
Bach Before Forty: Peter Sykes playing the organ of St. Stephen’s Church, PittsfieldBach Before Forty: Peter Sykes playing the organ of St. Stephen’s Church, Pittsfield Sunday, February …2013/03/16Music2013-03-16 13:00:07
A Singer’s Notes 66: Corneille’s The Liar at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, Massachusetts  Pierre Corneille, The Liar at Shakespeare and Company Adapted by David Ives Directed by …2013/03/16A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-03-16 12:50:13
The Amazing Daniil Trifonov with The Russian National OrchestraThe Russian National Orchestra Davies Hall, San Francisco February 12, 2013 Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Daniil …2013/02/18Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2013-02-18 16:48:22
A Singer’s Notes 65: Hubbard Hall Opera Theater’s La Traviata at Proctor’s, SchenectadyPlease forgive me if I think of Verdi’s La Traviata and Otello as religious dramas—a …2013/02/18A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-02-18 13:23:44
A Singer’s Notes 64: The Sound of BachIt was excellent to read Kenneth Cooper’s words recently on how he loved the sound …2013/02/07A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-02-07 10:03:15
A Singer’s Notes 63: Shakespeare Loud and Chekhov SoftAs one might expect from disciples of Kristin Linklater, the Conservatory actors at Shakespeare and …2013/02/03A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2013-02-03 13:06:04
Who to Direct the BSO? And Reviews of Recent Concerts: Alan Gilbert Conducts Dutilleux, Stravinsky, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Daniele Gatti conducts Verdi’s Requiem and Paul Lewis in Recital at Jordan Hall Plays Schubert’s Last Three SonatasJanuary 10, 2013: Henri Dutilleux – Métaboles for Orchestra Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto Julian Rachlin …2013/02/02Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2013-02-02 20:03:14
Renée Fleming Joins the San Francisco Symphony in Music of Debussy, Holloway and CanteloubeThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Sunday, January 13, 2013 Michael Tilson-Thomas, conductor …2013/02/02Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2013-02-02 18:34:15
San Francisco Opera’s Fall Season: Reviews of I Capuletti ed i Montecchi and The Adler Fellows Gala ConcertI sadly missed most of San Francisco Opera’s very rich fall season, but I did …2013/02/02Music, Opera2013-02-02 11:56:43
Six Degrees, Six Degrees: Sydney Architecture in 2012“Only a fool would stand in the way of progress, if this is progress.” -Captain …2012/12/18Architecture - Urban Design2012-12-18 01:02:17
Christmas Music As It Was Meant to Be: Noël! Noël! with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra“Noël! Noël!” City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney: 12 December 2012 repeats in Sydney on …2012/12/15Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-12-15 19:04:14
2012 Retrospective: Reflections on the 2012 Glimmerglass Opera FestivalAt first, music and baseball might seem to have little in common. But don’t tell …2012/12/10Opera2012-12-10 20:59:25
Jonas Alber conducts the Staatsorchester Braunschweig in Franck’s D Minor Symphony—a Podcast.Some months ago an email discussion arose among our writers and friends about César Franck’s …2012/12/10Music, New York Arts, Podcasts2012-12-10 18:08:47
An Awesome Trek Through the Cosmos with the Pinchgut Opera’s ‘Castor et Pollux’ by RameauCastor et Pollux, Tragédie Mise en Musique par Jean-Philippe Rameau libretto by Pierre-Joseph Bernard, 1754 …2012/12/10Dance, Opera, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-12-10 00:14:47
A Singer’s Notes 62: Chestnuts (Kaufman and Hart’s You Can’t Take it with You)We were informed upon entering Hubbard Hall on Saturday evening, that a “chestnut” was on …2012/12/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-12-09 11:10:22
Drawn to Excellence: Renaissance to Romantic Drawings from a Private Collection, at the Smith College Museum of Art, September 28, 2012 – January 6, 2013Drawn to Excellence: Renaissance to Romantic Drawings from a Private Collection. September 28, 2012 – January …2012/12/07Drawings2012-12-07 04:01:10
The Sydney Symphony Becomes Opera Impresario with a Memorable Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky in Concert  The Queen of Spades (Пиковая дама) Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, libretto by Modest Tchaikovsky …2012/12/04Opera, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-12-04 02:44:52
…and just what is Fame? Long live Victor Borge! Lang Lang joins MTT and the SF Symphony in Cowell, Prokofiev and RachmaninoffThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Friday, November 2, 2012 Michael Tilson Thomas, …2012/11/29Music2012-11-29 02:39:19
“Helter-Shelter,” An Exploration into the Organization of Temporary Communities. Photographs by Maxwell MacKenzie, AIA Headquarters GalleryMoving is part of our cultural heritage. We are restless; we are adventurous; we move …2012/11/27Architecture - Urban Design, Photography2012-11-27 00:27:03
Tenores de Aterúe, Friday, November 30th at 8 pm, St John’s Church, 35 Park Street, WilliamstownTenores de Aterúe Friday, November 30th at 8PM St John’s Church, 35 Park Street, Williamstown …2012/11/26Preview Archive2012-11-26 23:13:35
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony’s Tchaikovsky Mini Festival Opens with Manfred and Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto, Scott Davie, PianoConcert Hall, Sydney Opera House: 21 November 2012 The SSO plays this program again on …2012/11/23Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-11-23 21:52:40
Un Vaisseau fantôme inoubliable à Montréal…mais comment tuer Senta?  Le Vaisseau fantôme Richard Wagner, musique et livret Le Hollandais – Thomas Gazheli Erik …2012/11/21New York Arts, Opera, Richard Wagner2012-11-21 22:19:26
Tough Love: The Music of Elliott CarterElliott Carter, who died on November 5 a little over a month before his 104th …2012/11/15Music2012-11-15 11:19:31
A Singer’s Notes 61: Pride@Prejudice: A Romantic Deconstruction at the Capital Repertory TheatrePride @ Prejudice: A Romantic Deconstruction by Daniel Elihu Kramer Capital Repertory Theatre If ever …2012/11/13A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-11-13 01:21:26
Originality and Humanity: Anthony Marwood, Violin, Aleksandar Madžar, Piano, Play Beethoven, Debussy and SchubertCity Recital Hall, Sydney: 5 November 2012 Madžar and Marwood play again in Sydney 10 …2012/11/08Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-11-08 19:33:53
Elliott Carter — 1908-2012  Voyages by Hart Crane III Infinite consanguinity it bears— This tendered theme of you …2012/11/06Music, New York Arts2012-11-06 21:16:38
Petrenko conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Respighi, Bartók, and Pärt, with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Piano, in his SFS DebutThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Saturday, October 8, 2012 Vasily Petrenko, conducting. Jean-Efflam …2012/11/06Music2012-11-06 19:55:53
Cage in the Can: A John Cage Centenary Festival at the Sydney Opera House with Bang on A Can All-StarsJohn Cage: Centenary Celebration The Studio, Sydney Opera House: 2 and 3 November 2012 Friday …2012/11/06Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-11-06 02:34:41
Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel: Celebrating Five Hundred Years of the Greatest Vision of HopeSprawled across the east wing that stretches from the papal residence to the Vatican Museums …2012/11/03Art2012-11-03 21:32:13
Dancers Go ‘A-Fugeing’: The Sydney Dance Company With the Australian Chamber Orchestra (Amplified!) in ‘Project Rameau‘Project Rameau Sydney Theatre, Wash Bay: 29 October 2012 until 3 November Sydney Dance Company …2012/11/01Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-11-01 19:54:20
A Singer’s Notes 60: True LoveAlexina and Jason have done it again. The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater Resident Artists La …2012/10/29A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Opera2012-10-29 00:29:58
Herr Stadler’s One and Only Basset Clarinet Resurrected: Craig Hill Plays Mozart’s Concerto, also Mozart’s Violin Concerto with Madeleine Easton and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides on Period Instruments of the Australian Brandenburg OrchestraCity Recital Hall, Sydney: 24 October 2012 travels to Melbourne 27 and 28 October, then …2012/10/27Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-10-27 02:43:18
Burr & McCallum, ArchitectsA few years ago I went to a lecture of which the most compelling theme …2012/10/24Architecture - Urban Design2012-10-24 16:44:43
The Porches in Context – Burr & McCallum, Architects2012/10/24Architecture - Urban Design2012-10-24 15:37:41
UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Another Dazzlingly Diverse SeasonSanta Barbara, California is not the sleepy town that many outsiders assume. On the contrary, …2012/10/24Previews2012-10-24 06:57:55
A Singer’s Notes 59: Kristin Linklater performs Shakespeare Sonnets at Shakespeare & CompanyCompleteness is its own kind of extravagance. It enables risk. The completeness I speak of …2012/10/22A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2012-10-22 23:17:30
With summer gone…Lagrein, Madiran, Garnacha, Cabernet…Chinon!With summer fading into the past, one compensation for earlier nightfalls and chillier water temperatures …2012/10/20Food & Drink, New York Arts2012-10-20 03:45:09
Dvořák and Shostakovich with Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony, Jian Wang, Cello, Plus Some Extra CellomaniaConcert Hall, Sydney Opera House: 11 and 12 October 2012 Thursday, 11 October Dvořák – …2012/10/15Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-10-15 02:48:56
The Straight Dope: The USADA’s Reasoned Decision Against Lance Armstrong“I assert my innocence. Certainly I have never tested positive. I have never been caught …2012/10/14Uncategorized2012-10-14 03:43:32
Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at Symphony Hall – Amplified Again! (Is amplification musical doping?)Thursday, September 27, 8 p.m. Friday, September 28, 8 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 8 p.m. …2012/10/14Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2012-10-14 00:20:48
Three at Tannery: David Finckel and Wu Han; Todd Palmer, Elizabeth Futral, and Ran Dank; and the Harlem String QuartetTannery Pond Concerts September 22, 2012, 6 pm David Finckel, Cello Wu Han, pianist Beethoven …2012/10/11Music2012-10-11 00:44:54
Why I am a WhingerMy reaction to the release of what Infrastructure NSW calls a 20 Year State Infrastructure …2012/10/06Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-10-06 00:20:37
The Kuss Quartet and Naoko Shimizu Play Quartets and Quintets by Mozart, Brahms, Kurtág and Gordon KerryCity Recital Hall, Sydney: 29 September, 2012 The Kuss Quartet Jana Kuss – violin Oliver …2012/10/02Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-10-02 22:15:42
The San Francisco Symphony Opens its New Season with Semyon BychkovThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Saturday, September 8, 2012 Semyon Bychkov, conductor …2012/10/01Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-10-01 20:10:05
Hannu Lintu Conducts the Sydney Symphony in Dutilleux and Beethoven, and Angela Hewitt Plays Mozart’s D Minor Piano ConcertoConcert Hall, Sydney Opera House: 21 September 2012 Henri Dutilleux – Mystère de l’instant Mozart …2012/09/27Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-09-27 03:00:04
Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with the Australian Brandenburg OrchestraOrfeo and Eurydice, and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Photo by Steven Godbee. L’Orfeo, Favola in …2012/09/25Opera, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-09-25 05:12:55
Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, with Philip Seymour HoffmanApocalypse then. As an act of recollection, The Master captures the Fifties with perfect pitch, …2012/09/23Film, New York Arts2012-09-23 01:56:12
TMC Nights, 2012, including the Festival of Contemporary MusicSee also Nancy Salz’s “A Tanglewood Conducting Master Class — My Bird’s Eye View.” The …2012/09/23Music2012-09-23 00:34:28
The Tour of Guimardia (English Version)Un Maserati ne peut pas parcourir l’avenue Foch aussi vite qu’on peut accéder à la …2012/09/19Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-09-19 16:55:11
Le tour de Guimardia (version française)The English version of this text is as easily found as a Guimard building on …2012/09/19Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-09-19 02:25:34
Henry V by William Shakespeare, directed by Des McAnuff, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, OntarioHenry V by William Shakespeare Festival Theatre, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario until September 29 …2012/09/19Theater2012-09-19 00:04:25
Sophocles’ Elektra, translated by Anne Carson, directed by Thomas Moschopoulos – until September 27, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, OntarioSophocles’ Elektra Director – Thomas Moschopoulos Designer – Ellie Papageorgakopoulou Lighting Designer – Itai Erdal Composer …2012/09/18Theater2012-09-18 12:15:17
A Subtler Dance — Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s ‘En Atendant’ and ‘Cesena’ at the 18th Sydney BiennaleCarriageworks theatre, Sydney, September 11 and 14, 2012 En Atendant Choreography – Anne Teresa De …2012/09/18Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-09-18 01:34:39
Saint-Saëns: Apollo Among the DionysiansThe Bard Music Festival, “Saint-Saëns and his World,” August 10-12 and 17-19, 2012 At first, …2012/09/17Bard Music Festival, Music2012-09-17 23:19:01
The Proms: Haitink and Perahia with the Vienna PhilharmonicProm 73 – September 6 Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Bruckner …2012/09/15A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music2012-09-15 23:41:11
Timon of Athens at The National TheatreTimon of Athens By William Shakespeare Directed by Nicholas Hytner National Theatre of Great Britain …2012/09/15A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Theater2012-09-15 21:01:02
CORRIGENDUM in Seth Lachterman’s survey of the Glimmerglass season, “Crusading for Reason…” – omitted paragraph restored.  CORRIGENDUM in Seth Lachterman’s survey of the Glimmerglass season, “Crusading for Reason…”: The fifth …2012/09/15New York Arts, Opera2012-09-15 15:21:11
The Berkshire Review paywall has been removed. All content is now free.The Berkshire Review paywall has been removed. All content is now free. We are moving …2012/09/14Uncategorized2012-09-14 22:31:21
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Julius CaesarJulius Caesar  By William Shakespeare Directed by Gregory Doran Royal Shakespeare Company Cast: Ray Fearon …2012/09/13A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Theater2012-09-13 22:17:35
Red Hot Patriot at the Arena Stage, Washington, DC — Kathleen Turner as Molly Ivins,, with a Preview of the Arena SeasonThere are moments during Kathleen Turner’s stunning performance in Arena’s Stage current production of Red …2012/09/13Previews, Theater2012-09-13 17:08:30
A Singer’s Notes 58: Music in the Theatre“We Are Women: A Bernstein Cabaret”, a concert of Leonard Bernstein’s songs in The Colonial was …2012/09/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Music, Theater2012-09-09 17:30:36
A Singer’s Notes 57: Just Plain GoodSometimes you want to go into the theatre to have fun, to have sweetness, to …2012/09/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-09-09 08:55:40
Crusading for Reason in an Age of Anger: Redefining Opera’s Role — Glimmerglass Festival 2012 and a Social-Centric AgendaAida Music by Giuseppe Verdi, Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, 1871 Ramfis, bass-baritone – Joseph Barron …2012/09/07New York Arts, Opera2012-09-07 03:26:58
Turner at the TateA penny for the old guy. The original London Eye wasn’t a Ferris wheel on …2012/09/05A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Art2012-09-05 00:43:15
The UNC Symphony Orchestra has won The American Prize in Orchestral Performance – College/University Division for 2012The University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra has won The American Prize in Orchestral Performance …2012/09/04Music2012-09-04 14:52:15
Damien Hirst Retrospective at the Tate ModernGrinning zany. No British artist in living memory has achieved the glaring notoriety of Damien …2012/09/03A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Art2012-09-03 07:13:23
BBC Proms 67 and 69: The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo ChaillyProm 67 – September 1 Mendelssohn – Overture ‘Ruy Blas’ Violin Concerto in E minor, …2012/09/03A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music2012-09-03 00:45:09
Philadelphia, Here I Come! By Brian Friel at Donmar Warehouse2012/09/02A London Summer with Huntley Dent, The Berkshire Review in London, Theater2012-09-02 01:41:25
BBC Prom 63: Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon RattleLigeti – Atmosphères Wagner – Lohengrin – Prelude (Act I) Sibelius – Symphony No. 4 in A minor …2012/09/01A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music2012-09-01 13:34:04
A Tanglewood Conducting Master Class — My Bird’s Eye ViewThe conductor’s arms froze mid-air. The musicians stopped playing. Stefan Asbury,   leader of the …2012/09/01Music2012-09-01 00:19:50
Much Ado About Nothing at the Stratford Shakespeare FestivalMuch Ado About Nothing  by William Shakespeare Until October 27, Festival Theatre, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, …2012/09/01Theater2012-09-01 00:09:11
The Confidence-Man, a series of Melvillean Dreams by Douglas Paisley, now on View at Arrowhead through October 15The Confidence-Man, paintings and drawings by Douglas Paisley at Arrowhead through October 15. The exhibition …2012/08/31Art2012-08-31 17:01:33
In our private universe: Wes Anderson’s Moonrise KingdomThe rise of digital technology in cinema has been a decidedly mixed blessing, and not …2012/08/31Film2012-08-31 05:07:08
Patrick Keiller: The Robinson Institute at Tate BritainTate Britain Commission 2012, 7 March – 14 October 2012 Occasionally I’ve thought that in …2012/08/31Art, The Berkshire Review in London2012-08-31 02:15:56
Peter Grimes, Prom 55, London 2012  Peter Grimes By Benjamin Britten Performed Friday, 24 August 2012 at The Royal Albert …2012/08/30A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Opera2012-08-30 11:01:16
Glyndebourne’s Swinging Marriage of Figaro at the PromsThe Marriage of Figaro By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Glyndebourne Festival Opera Orchestra of the Age …2012/08/30A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Opera, The Berkshire Review in London2012-08-30 00:35:53
April De Angelis’ Jumpy at the Duke of York’s TheatreJumpy By April De Angelis Directed by Nina Raine Duke of York’s Theatre Lizzie Clachan …2012/08/29A London Summer with Huntley Dent, The Berkshire Review in London, Theater2012-08-29 00:08:14
A Singer’s Notes 56: The PriceNever have I seen the price of forgiveness so costly on stage as in Olympia Dukakis’s singular, and …2012/08/29A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-08-29 00:05:31
Saint-Saëns’ Other Grand Opera, Henry VIII at BardHenry VIII by Camille Saint-Saëns Sunday, August 19, 2012, 4.30 pm Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, …2012/08/28Bard Music Festival, Opera2012-08-28 19:26:25
Prom 54: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Frederick Delius and ShostakovichProm 54 — August 23 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Tasmin Little, violin Vasily Petrenko, conducto …2012/08/26A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2012-08-26 16:36:25
A Singer’s Notes 55: The TMC Forever!I just saw a spectacular production of Higglety, Pigglety, Pop with the Tanglewood Fellows and …2012/08/25A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-08-25 15:05:09
Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh at Wyndham’sAbigail’s Party by Mike Leigh Directed by Lindsay Posner Jill Halfpenny – Beverly Joe Absolom …2012/08/25A London Summer with Huntley Dent2012-08-25 12:15:36
The Gore Vidal memorial at the Schoenfeld Theatre, New York, as I saw it…Most writers fall in love with their words. They greet changes to the text, particularly …2012/08/23Literature, Theater, Uncategorized2012-08-23 23:54:19
Watch out for Porgy and Bess! Or, better, keep an ear to the ground…The Symphony Hall performance, also amplified, unfortunately, is reviewed here. Boston audiences may possibly have …2012/08/22Opera2012-08-22 13:23:09
A Singer’s Notes, 54: Mozart/Schikaneder, Die Zauberflöte at Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre  The cast and orchestra of Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre’s production of Die Zauberflöte. Photo …2012/08/21A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-08-21 23:14:15
Emanuel Ax explores Beethoven sonatas; Pamela Frank returns…with Brahms at Tannery Pond  Tannery Pond Concerts Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 4 pm Beethoven – Sonata in …2012/08/16Music2012-08-16 10:58:34
A Singer’s Notes 53: Lully’s Armide at GlimmerglassMarshall Pynkoski’s direction of Lully’s Armide at Glimmerglass was a beautiful and unpretentious thing. It was also …2012/08/09A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Opera2012-08-09 08:28:52
The Damnation of Faust and the Ascension of BerliozCharles Dutoit conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Hector Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust, Dramatic …2012/08/09Music2012-08-09 03:56:39
Wiederkehr ans Leben wiederholt: Gerhard Oppitz plays the complete piano music of Brahms, Part IIGerhard Oppitz plays the complete piano music of Brahms (Concerts 3 and 4) Wednesday, July …2012/08/09Music2012-08-09 01:36:16
Father and Son Mozart: Kurt and Ken-David Masur conduct the Boston Symphony, with Gerhard Oppitz Playing Mozart’s C Minor Piano Concerto, K. 491Sunday, July 22, 2.30 pm Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Kurt Masur and Ken-David Masur, conductors …2012/08/08Music2012-08-08 23:20:31
Late Raphael at the Prado, Madrid (until September 16th, 2012)Late Raphael continues at the Museo del Prado until September 16th, 2012. A slightly different …2012/08/08Art, New York Arts2012-08-08 02:14:09
Opening Night at SPAC, with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Stéphane Denève, with Garrick Ohlsson, PianoSaratoga Performaing Arts Center Wednesday, August 1  /  8:00 PM Opening Night The Philadelphia Orchestra …2012/08/07Music2012-08-07 14:03:57
Classical Music at SPAC: The Philadelphia Orchestra and André-Michel Schub’s Chamber Music FestivalThe Saratoga Performing Arts Center presents the Philadelphia Orchestra’s three-week residency in tandem with an …2012/08/07New York Arts, Previews2012-08-07 13:12:58
A Plea to Wine LoversPessimist by nature that I am, my fears about the state of the wine universe …2012/08/04Food & Drink, New York Arts2012-08-04 01:00:56
Robert A. Caro’s The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of PowerRobert A. Caro, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power, Knopf, 2012 I …2012/08/03Literature2012-08-03 21:20:01
The Elephant Man at the Williamstown Theatre Festival  The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance directed by Scott Ellis Timothy Mackabee, Scenic and …2012/08/03New York Arts, Theater2012-08-03 02:01:18
King Lear at Shakespeare and Company, directed by Rebecca Holderness, with Dennis KrausnickKing Lear by William Shakespeare directed by Rebecca Holderness Cast: Dennis Krausnick with Thomas Brazzle, …2012/07/31Theater2012-07-31 00:40:39
Gluck, Hummel and Haydn Concertos with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Keyed Trumpeter Gabriele Cassone“Dazzling Virtuoso” City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney: 25 July, 2012 plays in Melbourne on …2012/07/29Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-07-29 00:01:43
A Singer’s Notes 52: Bastille Day, and Fabulous FellowsThese last weeks there was French music everywhere. An excellent program of alternating Debussy and Messiaen …2012/07/28A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-07-28 18:01:11
Making Sense of Three Modern ClassicsTanglewood Music Festival Ozawa Hall, Monday July 23 The Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra conducted by …2012/07/28Music2012-07-28 00:33:45
Chabrier’s Le Roi malgré lui, a Forgotten Comic Masterpiece, at Bard Summerscape, July 27-August 5, 2012Emmanuel Chabrier (1841–94) Le Roi malgré lui, 1887 (The Reluctant King) American Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Leon Botstein, music …2012/07/27Bard Music Festival, Opera, Previews2012-07-27 03:57:03
The Famous Five Play Brahms: The Tinalley String Quartet Plays with Kristian Chong“As dreams are made on” Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room: 23 July 2012 The Tinalley …2012/07/27Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-07-27 03:08:02
Michael Francis Conducts the San Francisco Symphony in “My Classic Americana,” With Pianist Charlie Albright in His San Francisco DebutDavies Hall, San Francisco The San Francisco Symphony Thursday, July 19, 2012 Michael Francis – …2012/07/26Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-07-26 22:36:32
The Bard Summer Music Festival 2012: Saint-Saëns and his WorldSee also: “Orientalism in France: Leon Botstein and the ASO play Saint-Saëns, Franck, Ravel, Delage, …2012/07/25Bard Music Festival, New York Arts, Previews2012-07-25 17:52:48
Far From Heaven: A New Musical based on the 2002 film at the Williamstown Theatre FestivalBook by Richard Greenberg Music by Scott Frankel Lyrics by Michael Korie Direction by Michael …2012/07/24Musical Theater, Theater2012-07-24 11:34:05
Seven Ways to Improve the Tour de FranceI wouldn’t go so far as the three-time world-champion Óscar Friere, who reckons that the …2012/07/23En France avec la Berkshire Review, Places2012-07-23 02:21:45
Wiederkehr ans Leben: Brahms’ Piano Music, Part I (a Hoffmannesque fantasy with assistance by Gerhard Oppitz)Gerhard Oppitz performs Brahms’ Complete (Published) Piano Works, Ozawa Hall, July 18 , 19, 25, …2012/07/22Music2012-07-22 02:40:32
The Bangarra Dance Theatre Dances ‘Terrain’Terrain Bangarra Dance Theatre Drama Theatre: Sydney Opera House: July 18, 2012 In Sydney until …2012/07/21Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-07-21 22:26:17
Dan Zhu triumphs, Christoph Eschenbach conducts the BSO at Tanglewood in Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium and Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”Tanglewood Festival Friday, July 20, 8:30 pm, Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach, conductor Dan Zhu, …2012/07/21Music2012-07-21 02:07:40
Rossini’s Ciro in Babilonia at Caramoor, with Ewa Podleś, Jessica Pratt, and Michael Spyres; Will Crutchfield conductingCiro in Babilonia Gioachino Rossini. music Francesco Aventi, libretto Bel Canto at Caramoor Saturday, 8.30pm …2012/07/20Opera2012-07-20 17:47:32
Iranian Arts Now at the Cité International des Arts in ParisExhibitions of progressive new Iranian art have flourished over the last several years, in commercial …2012/07/19Art2012-07-19 07:39:48
Developers’ Rule: A New Plan for Planning in New South WalesDear Sir, I have a complaint… -Radiohead A true story: one day at the New …2012/07/19Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-07-19 05:12:37
Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration in the Music Shed, a ReviewTanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston Pops Orchestra Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra John …2012/07/17Music2012-07-17 23:40:03
Romantic Stravinsky, Wagnerian Brahms: Andris Nelsons’ Boston Symphony Debut at TanglewoodTanglewood Music Festival Boston Symphony Orchestra Andris Nelsons, Conductor Sunday July 15, 2012, Shed Tanglewood …2012/07/17Music2012-07-17 19:59:35
Ghostly and Mysterious: The Martinez Urioste Brey TrioOpening Concert of the Twenty-Second Season of Tannery Pond, Sunday 3PM, May 27, 2012 Gabriela …2012/07/15Music2012-07-15 22:08:57
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony: Schoenberg and Beethoven at Davies HallSan Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Davies Hall San Francisco Symphony Chorus Ragnar Bohlin, …2012/07/14Music2012-07-14 00:02:50
The Emerson Quartet at Tanglewood: Mozart, Adès, and Late Beethoven, the B Flat Op. 130 with the Große FugeEmerson String Quartet Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Thursday, July 5, 8 pm Mozart – Quartet No. …2012/07/13Music2012-07-13 23:37:08
Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Season Preview (2012) and Concert Schedules (UPDATED)(For a review of the gala 75th anniversary concert, click here.) Last November Mark Volpe, …2012/07/13Music2012-07-13 03:03:33
Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Opening Set: Lucy Boyle’s The Blue Deep and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being EarnestThe Blue Deep (June 27 – July 8) by Lucy Boyle Directed by Bob Balaban …2012/07/12Theater2012-07-12 16:07:52
An Orchestra for All Seasons: Dvorak’s Faith, Schuller’s Dream, Prokofiev’s ShakespeareThe Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, conducted by Alexandre Bloch, Vlad Agachi, Gunther Schuller, and Miguel …2012/07/11Music2012-07-11 22:09:53
Chamber Sextets and Octet by Spohr, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky With The Sydney Omega Ensemble  Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House: 8 July, 2012 Spohr – Octet in E major, …2012/07/11Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-07-11 03:36:06
A Singer’s Notes 51: North County – South CountyThe Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Directed by David Hyde Pierce Williamstown Theatre …2012/07/11A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2012-07-11 01:54:40
Opening Night at Tanglewood, Friday, July 6, 2012: Boston Symphony Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor – Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 and the Leonore Overture No. 3Friday, July 6, 2012, 8:30 pm Shed Opening Night at Tanglewood Boston Symphony Orchestra Christoph …2012/07/10Music2012-07-10 01:55:54
Parasite Drag by Mark Roberts, directed by Stephen Rothman, at Shakespeare & Company through September 2Parasite Drag by Mark Roberts directed by Stephen Rothman June 20–September 2 Elayne P. Bernstein …2012/07/09Theater2012-07-09 19:33:45
Old Master Drawings, the successor to The Drawing Site, is now online.Old Master Drawings, the successor to The Drawing Site, is now online. In it, Michael …2012/07/09Art, Drawings, New York Arts2012-07-09 12:49:37
Paul Huang and Jessica Osborne to Play at Tannery Pond, July 14, 8pmLudwig van Beethoven – Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3 Camille …2012/07/09Music2012-07-09 03:01:36
Altogether Now: the 18th Biennale of SydneyAt the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pier 2/3, …2012/07/08Art, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-07-08 05:20:34
A Singer’s Notes 50: Listening to King LearKing Lear by William Shakespeare Directed by Rebecca Holderness Musical Director: Bill Barclay Shakespeare and …2012/07/04A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2012-07-04 03:09:33
The Philadelphia Orchestra at Davies Hall — A Great Legend Intact — Two ConcertsDavies Hall, San Francisco The Philadelphia Orchestra Charles Dutoit – conductor Saturday, June 9, 2012 …2012/06/30Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-06-30 00:34:06
Paris aime la photographie IIIEva Besnyö, 1910-2003: l’image sensible, until 23 September at the Jeu de Paume, Paris. Helmut …2012/06/29En France avec la Berkshire Review, Photography2012-06-29 21:51:13
Sviatoslav Richter (1915 – 1997) on Disc: Hunting the SnarkAngelic demon. Two musical instruments rise above all others in their humanity — the violin, …2012/06/29Recordings2012-06-29 13:22:19
Monadnock Music 2012 Preview and Concert Schedule: the First Season under the Directorship of Gil RoseIn the wake of Opera Boston’s sad demise, the appointment of Gil Rose, who had …2012/06/28Music2012-06-28 15:45:01
The Takács Quartet Visits SydneyCity Recital Hall, Angel Place: 23 June 2012 The Quartet play in Newcastle on 29 …2012/06/28Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-06-28 03:14:33
Mohawk Trail Concerts 2012: Preview and Concert ScheduleThe Mohawk Trail Concerts have been taking place in the Federated Church in Charlemont, Massachusetts …2012/06/27Music2012-06-27 11:29:46
Music Mountain Chamber Music Series Season Preview and Schedule 2012: the Summer of String Quartets ContinuedThis will be an unusually rich summer for string quartets, but Music Mountain will send …2012/06/26Music, Preview Archive2012-06-26 23:02:57
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Season Preview and Concert Schedule 2012This year, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the festival of the Yale School of Music, …2012/06/26Music2012-06-26 15:50:10
Ruth Reichl, Ellen Doré Watson, Patty Crane, Francine Prose, and Elizabeth Graver respond to Walker Evans’ “Kitchen Wall, Alabama Farmstead” now posted on the new Gastronomica online..with interviews with Darra Goldstein and Hannah FriesAs part of the second annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, Orion and Gastronomica co-hosted a reading …2012/06/26Food & Drink, Photography, Podcasts2012-06-26 12:00:13
The Museum of Contemporary Art Opens a New Wing (and an Old Debate…)Circular Quay is Sydney’s great public space, but it is no Piazza San Marco. The …2012/06/24Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-06-24 22:20:33
Verdi’s Attila at the San Francisco OperaAttila Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Temistocle Solera San Francisco Opera War Memorial Opera …2012/06/24Opera, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-06-24 04:39:36
Fiddler on the Roof at the Barrington Stage CompanyIt felt so good to return to the tiny village of Anatevka – to be …2012/06/23Musical Theater, Theater2012-06-23 13:48:27
The Tokyo Quartet make their final appearance at the Tannery Pond Concerts with Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Debussy in Minor KeysTannery Pond Concerts The First Congregational Church, Stockbridge Saturday, June 16, 2012, 7 pm The …2012/06/22Music2012-06-22 04:58:23
Nixon in China at the San Francisco OperaSan Francisco Opera Nixon in China John Adams, music Alice Goodman, libretto Richard Nixon – …2012/06/22Opera, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-06-22 02:27:33
Must Paris Reconquer the Seine?Pour accéder à la version française, cliquez ici. The global city is an oxymoron. No …2012/06/20Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-06-20 18:43:26
Faut-il reconquérir la Seine?To read the English version, click here. La ville mondiale est un oxymoron. Personne n’y …2012/06/20Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-06-20 17:00:18
Paris aime la photographie IIThe exhibition of Joel-Peter Witkin at the Bibliothéque Nationale is not a retrospective, but an …2012/06/17En France avec la Berkshire Review, Photography2012-06-17 15:48:58
Borromeo String Quartet conclude their Traversal of the Beethoven Quartets at the Gardner Museum with Nos. 13 – 15Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Calderwood Hall Sunday, April 15, 2012 Borromeo String Quartet Nicholas Kitchen, …2012/06/16Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2012-06-16 00:46:59
Mozart’s Magic Flute, a New Production at the San Francisco Opera, designed by Jun KanekoSan Francsico Opera The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, music Emanuel Schikaneder, libretto (Sung and …2012/06/14Opera, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-06-14 15:38:19
Paris aime la photographie IAlthough Photo Month in Paris is November, exhibitions of emerging and renowned photographers seem to …2012/06/14En France avec la Berkshire Review, Photography2012-06-14 15:31:52
The English National Ballet On Tour Spreads The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee FestivitiesThe Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, Sydney: 8 June 2012 continues in Sydney until 17 June. Apollo …2012/06/13Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-06-13 04:56:56
Interview with Judy Grunberg and Yehuda Hanani – PS21 presents the 
7th Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert
, Saturday, June 16, 7.30 pm: Yehuda Hanani, cello; 
Emma Tahmizian, pianoSaturday, June 16, 7:30 pm 7th Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert Yehuda Hanani, cello Emma …2012/06/13Music, Podcasts2012-06-13 02:23:35
La Nuit des Musées, ParisEach year, there is a cultural event in Europe, La Nuit des Musées, when for …2012/06/09Art, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-06-09 17:21:40
The Sydney Theatre Company Plays Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk WoodUnder Milk Wood, A Play for Voices by Dylan Thomas Sydney Opera House, Drama Theatre: …2012/06/03The Berkshire Review in Australia, Theater2012-06-03 02:13:42
The New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; at Davies Hall, San Francisco, play Dvořák, Lindberg, and TchaikovskyThe New York Philharmonic Alan Gilbert, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano Davies Hall, San Francisco Sunday, …2012/06/02Music, New York Arts, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-06-02 02:07:20
Aston Magna Celebrates its 40th Anniversary: Season Preview with Concert Schedule 2012Like all the great institutions which are celebrating anniversaries this year, Aston Magna’s 40th anniversary …2012/05/31Music, Previews2012-05-31 23:01:58
Vespers Cantata: Hesperus is Phosphorus – The Premiere of an Important New Work by Lewis Spratlan at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Saturday, June 2, 2012 ~ 8:00 pmVespers Cantata: Hesperus is Phosphorus Network for New Music Linda Reichert, artistic director The Crossing …2012/05/31Music2012-05-31 17:48:28
The Music of Mozart’s Last Months: La Clemenza di Tito at Emmanuel, Die Zauberflöte at Salzburg under Furtwängler, 1951, and Beecham’s Requiem from Pristine.Mozart – La Clemenza di Tito Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 8 pm Pre-Concert Talk …2012/05/30Opera, Recordings, The Berkshire Review in Boston2012-05-30 03:56:54
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Turns 80: Preview and Schedule for the 2012 FestivalJune 16 – August 26, 2012 Jacob’s Pillow, Becket Massachusetts See below for schedule. That …2012/05/29Dance, Previews2012-05-29 05:10:14
Tannery Pond Benefit Concert: Sebastian Bäverstam, cello, and Yannick Rafalimanana, piano, play Kodály and FranckTannery Pond Benefit Concert May 5, 2012 Sebastian Bäverstam, cello Yannick Rafalimanana, piano at the …2012/05/28Music2012-05-28 23:56:58
A Singer’s Notes 49: Amadeus at Hubbard Hall, Macbeth at Shakespeare and CompanyAmadeus at Hubbard Hall Macbeth at Shakespeare and Company Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Schaffer’s Amadeus are …2012/05/28A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2012-05-28 16:52:30
Gérard Grisey’s “Le Noir de L’Étoile” at Yellow Barn, Putney, VT, Friday, May 25 at 8.16 pmListen to Vela Pulsar: Residency Discussion With Tom Geballe Tuesday, May 22 | 7:00pm Putney …2012/05/28Music2012-05-28 14:28:08
Still Life with Baer, open June 2, at Baer’s Den Bakery & Deli, 7 East Hoosac St., Adams, Massachusetts  STILL LIFE with BAER Featured artists: Joanna Gabler, Richard Harrington, Henry Klein, David Lane, …2012/05/26Art, Previews2012-05-26 13:01:54
Trio Dali On Their Australian Tour Play Gordon Kerry, Maurice Ravel, Franz SchubertCity Recital Hall, Sydney: 21 May 2012. Trio Dali plays in Melbourne on 26 May, …2012/05/25Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-05-25 02:01:54
LAST CHANCE! At the Bennington Museum, “Memento Mori” The Art and Commerce of Gravestones in Bennington to Close May 22. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!“Memento Mori” The Art and Commerce of Gravestones in Bennington The exhibition takes place in …2012/05/18Art2012-05-18 15:49:01
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Plays Johann Sebastian Bach and His ContemporariesCity Recital Hall, Sydney: 9 May, 2012 Continues in Sydney until 19 May. J. S. …2012/05/17Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-05-17 01:13:14
Susanna Mälkki conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Grisey, Prokofiev, and Sibelius, with Horacio Gutiérrez, pianoThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Saturday, April 28, 2012 Susanna Mälkki, conductor …2012/05/16Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-05-16 22:34:18
In certain regions some wines are famous, while others are ignored…It’s always gratifying to have one’s theories confirmed and that’s what happened when I ran …2012/05/15Food & Drink, New York Arts2012-05-15 00:59:33
The Australian Ballet Dances John Cranko’s ‘Onegin’Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House: 4 May, 2012 Onegin continues in Sydney until 21 May, …2012/05/11Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-05-11 03:07:23
Audience Misbehavior: Everyone Wants To Get In On The ActThey looked like a normal Broadway audience, these adults attending a matinee of Seminar. Then …2012/05/07Theater2012-05-07 23:35:18
Two Orchestral Concerts at Chapel Hill: Tonu Kalam conducts the UNC Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the European Union Youth OrchestraThe University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Memorial Hall Wednesday, April 11, 2012 UNC Symphony …2012/05/03Music2012-05-03 02:09:04
Some Paris Parks (English Version)Pour accéder à la version française, cliquez ici. Writing about parks is more fun than …2012/05/01Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-05-01 03:35:16
Quelques parcs parisiens (version française)To read the English version, click here. Les parcs m’intéressent plus que les bâtiments. Les …2012/05/01Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-05-01 02:42:54
The Clevelanders Visit San Francisco: Welser-Möst Conducts Mendelssohn, Saariaho, and Shostakovich at Davies HallDavies Hall, San Francisco Sunday, April 15, 2012 The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Mendelssohn …2012/05/01Music2012-05-01 01:05:19
Esa-Pekka Salonen and Leila Josefowicz in Salonen’s Violin Concerto, with Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin and Stravinsky’s Complete FirebirdBoston Symphony Orchestra Friday, April 13, 2012, 7.00 pm Symphony Hall Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Leila …2012/04/25Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2012-04-25 15:45:01
The St Lawrence String Quartet and Diana Doherty on Oboe, Play Music by Haydn, Dvořák and Mozart and Contemporary Music by Matthew Hindson and Gordon KerryCity  Recital Hall, Sydney: 21 April 2012 The St Lawrence Quartet and Diana Doherty play …2012/04/24Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-04-24 03:45:25
Berkshire Review’s International “Portals”As The Berkshire Review has grown, we have developed certain international centers, where our writers …2012/04/22Berkshire Review Local Sites, Extra Transfer, Places2012-04-22 23:17:23
A Singer’s Notes 48: Simple Gifts – The Knights play Copland, Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer at the National Theatre, London, Live in HDI’m sitting now in the late sunlight, looking at my cat’s ear. A translucent point …2012/04/21A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-04-21 22:13:30
The Tinalley String Quartet’s Unique Voice: Bach, Haydn, Shostakovich and BeethovenSydney Opera House, Utzon Room: 16 April 2012 Tinalley plays this program in Adelaide on …2012/04/19Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-04-19 22:40:38
Three New Ballets to Open the Australian Ballet’s 50th Anniversary in SydneySydney Opera House, Opera Theatre: 10 April, 2012 continues in Sydney until 25 April The …2012/04/15Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-04-15 04:58:08
Opera Houses in the City, Part II: The Opéra Bastille (English Version)Pour accéder à la version française, cliquez ici. What does it matter what you say …2012/04/09Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-04-09 18:17:00
Les opéras en contexte, deuxième partie: l’Opéra Bastille (version française)To read the English version, click here. What does it matter what you say about …2012/04/09Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-04-09 16:04:41
“Music for a Time of War” – The Oregon Symphony under Carlos Kalmar play Ives, Adams, Britten, and Vaughan Williams on a Pentatone Release…Highly Recommended!Music for a Time of War The Oregon Symphony Sanford Sylvan, Baritone Carlos Kalmar, Music …2012/04/07Recordings2012-04-07 13:39:05
A Singer’s Notes 47: The Night of the IguanaThe Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams Hubbard Hall March 2-25, 2012 Art is …2012/04/04A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2012-04-04 07:27:05
American Mavericks at Davies Hall: the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas and Friends Play Cage, Foss, Cowell, and RugglesThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Michael Tilson Thomas, …2012/04/02Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-04-02 23:59:08
On Wisconsin, Part II: Highlights from the Chazen MuseumIt may be impossible to speak of a worldwide style of art, and instead we …2012/04/02Art2012-04-02 22:09:34
On Wisconsin, Part I: Highlights from MadMOCAThe global art scene certainly is alive and well in Madison, Wisconsin. Evidence: the Madison …2012/04/02Art2012-04-02 19:30:19
A BR Exclusive: Superstarchitect Jefe Anglesdottir’s First Project in the Hub!In the architect’s own words: “I call this project “soft traces and unstable vectors.” It …2012/04/01Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Boston2012-04-01 00:01:45
Opera Houses in the City, Part I: The Palais Garnier (English Version)Pour accéder à la version française, cliquez ici. Imagine a peacock at the Paris Opéra. …2012/03/31Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-03-31 11:59:26
Les opéras dans la ville, première partie: le Palais Garnier (version française)To read the English version, click here. Imaginez un paon à l’Opéra de Paris. Après …2012/03/31Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-03-31 11:48:49
Virtuosity and More in Behzod Abduraimov’s Piano RecitalCity Recital Hall, Angel Place: 26 March 2012 Abduraimov plays in Adelaide 29-31 March Domenico …2012/03/29Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-03-29 05:47:10
Elena Xanthoudakis Sings Rare Romantic Lieder with Jason Xanthoudakis, Clarinet and Clemens Leske, PianoRecital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music: 24 March, 2012 The Trio plays again in …2012/03/27Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-03-27 02:44:55
The Drawing Site to Retire Soon. Look for Michael Miller Old Master Drawings.Launched in 1998, shortly after its sister site, Drawing Materials and Techniques, The Drawing Site, …2012/03/26Art, Previews2012-03-26 22:00:18
Le Salon du Dessin 2012 – UPDATE: Jorinde Voigt has won the Contemporary Drawing Prize of the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Art Foundation.Knowing the Salon du Dessin at first hand, and contemplating its 2012 iteration, I find …2012/03/26Art, Drawings, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-03-26 01:58:16
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony Play Prokofiev with Behzod Abduraimov, Berlioz and Elliott GygerSydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 22 March, 2012 matinée Elliott Gyger – on air, dialogue …2012/03/25Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-03-25 03:01:03
Rafael Bonachela and the Sydney Dance Company in a New Work Called “2 One Another”2 One Another Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay: 13 March 2012 continues in Sydney until 31 …2012/03/17Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-03-17 03:08:52
San Francisco Symphony: Arabella Steinbacher plays the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto; Charles Dutoit conducts Stravinsky and Bartók.The San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Saturday, March 3, 2012 Charles Dutoit, conductor …2012/03/14Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-03-14 02:13:52
Doisneau: Paris Les Halles at the Hôtel de Ville (English Version)Pour accéder à la version française, cliquez ici. Doisneau: Paris Les Halles at the Hôtel …2012/03/13En France avec la Berkshire Review, Photography2012-03-13 04:47:45
Doisneau: Paris Les Halles à l’Hôtel de Ville (version française)To read the English version, click here. Doisneau: Paris Les Halles à l’Hôtel de Ville, …2012/03/13En France avec la Berkshire Review, Photography2012-03-13 04:31:51
Rok Miłosza (The Miłosz Year) Comes to Williams College: Inspired by Miłosz, a Tribute by Omar Sangare and his Students  Czesław Miłosz (pronouced Cheswav Meewosh), who died in 2004, was perhaps the best known …2012/03/10Literature2012-03-10 02:48:44
Matthias Pintscher, Guest Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Play Stravinsky, Ravel and PintscherSydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 7 March 2012 Maurice Ravel – Mother Goose (Ma Mère …2012/03/10Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-03-10 01:27:01
A Singer’s Notes 46: Rhymed Verse on the Stage, a Balancing Act; and More Fun at the ClarkBalancing Act Try this for starters. Read a scene in rhymed couplets to someone you know, and …2012/03/07A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-03-07 23:48:05
A Small Oboe Festival: François Leleux and the Sydney Symphony Play Bach, Ravel and MozartConcert Hall, Sydney Opera House: 2 March 2012 J. S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. …2012/03/07Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-03-07 00:09:14
The Skin of this Onion is Delicious: Learning from Rue Rebière (English Version)Pour accéder à la version française, cliquez ici. A project for 180 apartments built by …2012/03/06Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-03-06 09:25:05
La peau de cet oignon est délicieuse: les leçons de la Rue Rebière (version française)To read the English version, click here. Un projet de 180 logements bâti par Paris-Habitat, …2012/03/06Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-03-06 09:06:22
Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Strauss’ Zarathustra, Brahms’ Violin Concerto with Lisa Batiashvili, Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney SymphonySydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 25 February 2012 Beethoven – Coriolan Overture, opus 62 Brahms …2012/03/01Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-03-01 05:13:54
A New Permanent Exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris (English Version)Pour accéder à la version française, cliquez ici. Pavilion de l’Arsenal, Paris Paris, la métropole …2012/02/28Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-02-28 08:29:39
Une nouvelle exposition permanente à la Pavillon de l’Arsenal (version française)Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris Paris, la métropole et ses projets, exposition permanente To read the …2012/02/28Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-02-28 08:20:05
Rare Vivaldi Concerti with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Guest Violinist Federico GuglielmoCity Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney: 22 February 2012 The program will be performed in …2012/02/26Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-02-26 00:43:47
The Sydney Omega Ensemble and Gerard Willems Play Wind and Piano Works by Jolivet, Beethoven and New Australian Music by Luke StylesUtzon Room, Sydney Opera House: 19 February, 2012 This program repeats at the Springwood Civic …2012/02/23Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-02-23 21:38:29
A Singer’s Notes 45: Holy Song…and a MiscellanyHoly Song One day Beethoven got up and went to the house of Dorothea Ertmann, …2012/02/21A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-02-21 23:23:59
Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Sydney Symphony and Stephen Kovacevich Play Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and Strauss’ AlpensinfonieConcert Hall, Sydney Opera House: 18 February 2012 Friday 17 February’s perfomrance to be broadcast …2012/02/21Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-02-21 21:11:21
God Rocks the House in San Francisco and Palo Alto: Verdi’s Requiem with the SF Symphony and Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila with the West Bay OperaSan Francisco sustained two palpable if not destructive earthquakes (3.9 and 4.0) on Thursday October …2012/02/21Opera, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-02-21 20:44:42
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti Visit San Francisco: Honegger: Pacific 231, Bates: Alternative Energy, Franck: Symphony in D-minorDavies Hall, San Francisco Tuesday, February 20, 2012 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti, conductor …2012/02/21Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-02-21 18:23:47
Marcel Storr, bâtisseur visionnaire, English VersionPour accéder à la version française, cliquez ici. Marcel Storr, bâtisseur visionnaire at the pavilion …2012/02/20Art, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-02-20 10:29:51
Marcel Storr, Bâtisseur visionnaire, version françaiseTo read the English version, click here. Marcel Storr, bâtisseur visionnaire au pavillon Carré de …2012/02/20Art, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-02-20 10:18:12
Jaap van Zweden Conducts the BSO in Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Emanuel AxBoston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall February 9, 2012, Thursday 8:00 pm Jaap van Zweden, conductor …2012/02/20Music2012-02-20 01:18:36
Mais qu’est-ce que c’est devant le Louvre?Mais qu’est-ce que c’est devant le Louvre? Une soucoupe volante ou un peu de Venise* …2012/02/18En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-02-18 01:20:30
Blomstedt Returns to the San Francisco Symphony in Tchaikovsky and Bruckner Fifths; Garrick Ohlsson Plays Mozart Piano Concerto K. 271The San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Saturday, February 4, 2012 Herbert Blomstedt, conductor …2012/02/17Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-02-17 23:00:52
La France en relief at the Grand Palais (English Version)Pour accéder à la version française, cliquez ici. La France en relief Grand Palais, Paris, …2012/02/15Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-02-15 04:30:49
La France en relief au Grand Palais (version française)To read the English version, click here. La France en relief Grand Palais, Paris, jusqu’à …2012/02/15Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review2012-02-15 04:23:05
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Embark On Their 2012 Season with Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Strauss’ MetamorphosenSydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 11 February 2012 live broadcast of Monday’s concert available from …2012/02/14Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-02-14 01:20:10
The 100th Birthday of Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion: The Sydney Theatre Company Celebrates With Something DifferentPygmalion: A Romance in Five Acts by George Bernard Shaw Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay: 4 …2012/02/07The Berkshire Review in Australia, Theater2012-02-07 01:16:49
Some Italian Wines You Should KnowLa Cantina di Terlano Looking at the Leonard Freed photographs of Italy on these pages …2012/02/01Food & Drink2012-02-01 16:37:17
Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus, Detroit Institute of Arts, through February 12thSince fully reopening five years ago after a magnificent renovation and expansion project, the Detroit …2012/01/30Art, New York Arts2012-01-30 20:19:40
Great News for Music in New England: Monadnock Music Appoints Gil Rose Artistic DirectorWhen lamenting the fall of Opera Boston, one thing I never doubted was that the …2012/01/30Music2012-01-30 18:10:50
Heart of the CityA successful public space, they say, is one where the citizens block the steps. So …2012/01/29Places, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2012-01-29 22:58:00
Richard Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: the beginning of Marek Janowski’s Historic Series of Concert Performances of the Ten Mature Operas and Music DramasRichard Wagner Der fliegende Holländer WWV 63 Matti Salminen – Bass (Daland) Ricarda Merbeth – …2012/01/25Recordings, Richard Wagner2012-01-25 04:00:39
The Sydney Festival: ‘Buried City’ By Raimondo Cortese at the Belvoir St TheatreBuried City By Raimondo Cortese Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Surry Hills, Sydney: 13 January …2012/01/18The Berkshire Review in Australia, Theater2012-01-18 05:06:40
Harbison’s Symphony No. 6 premiered by the BSO under David Zinman, also Weber, Strauss, and Beethoven’s FIrst Piano Concerto with AndsnesBoston Symphony Orchestra, January 12, 2012 David Zinman conducting Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Paula Murrihy, …2012/01/17Music2012-01-17 22:00:12
A Singer’s Notes 44: New Year’s Day in the Hall with Johann Sebastian BachSomething is happening with increasing frequency in Baroque performance practice these days. A kind of third …2012/01/17A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Music2012-01-17 14:20:21
Dance at the Sydney Festival – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet’s ‘Babel’, Martin del Amo’s ‘Anatomy of an Afternoon’ and Gideon Obarzanek’s ‘Assembly’Babel (words) Sydney Theater: 10 January 2012 Choreography – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet Visual …2012/01/16Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2012-01-16 02:34:33
Tonu Kalam Conducts Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with the UNC Symphony OrchestraIt is our pleasure to offer another one of Tonu Kalam’s distinguished performances with the …2012/01/11Music2012-01-11 20:45:39
The Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University has purchased Leonard Freed’s Powder Ridge photographs from the Brill Gallery, North AdamsThe Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University has purchased a collection of Leonard Freed’s photographs …2012/01/08Photography2012-01-08 18:19:17
A Singer’s Notes 43: Simple SongsAt its center Christmas is the simplest of celebrations. Its god is created not in …2012/01/04A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2012-01-04 18:47:09
Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, The National Gallery of Art, London, November 9, 2011 – February 5, 2012The crowds begin as one approaches the rear of the building: a long line, snaking …2011/12/31Art, Drawings, The Berkshire Review in London2011-12-31 18:11:48
Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists, at the Clark Art InstituteSponsored jointly by the Clark Art Institute and the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, this small exhibition of …2011/12/29Art2011-12-29 22:02:41
Opera Boston to Close January 1, 2012.With no advance warning, Opera Boston board chair Winifred P. Gray and board president Gregory …2011/12/24Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-12-24 06:57:55
Berkshire Review’s Recommended Books and Classical Recordings 2011I should most likely not distract you from giving a subscription to The Berkshire Review …2011/12/23Literature, Recordings2011-12-23 16:00:50
Mozart and Yellow Warblers: Recent Performances of the Piano Concertos on Disc (Part I of a Series)Recorded Performances of Leif Ove Andsnes, Jonathan Biss, Derek Han, Vassily Primakov, Rudolf Buchbinder, David …2011/12/22Recordings2011-12-22 21:07:36
From Concord’s Jail – An Address by H. D. Thoreau[Originally published September 25, 2008] Introduction: On July 23rd, 1846, Henry David Thoreau, protesting slavery and …2011/12/20Literature2011-12-20 17:27:49
The Best and Worst of Sydney Urbanism, 2011Unlike movies or the performing arts, architecture is not seasonal. There is no year end …2011/12/20Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-12-20 03:21:26
The New York Philharmonic: Peter Schreier conducts Handel’s Messiah
Peter Schreier conducts Handel’s Messiah New York Philharmonic Avery Fisher Hall Wednesday, December 14, 2011, …2011/12/18Music2011-12-18 17:46:03
Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque 2004“see how it quivers and whispers in the glass” —George Farquhar Those clever English playwrights …2011/12/16Food & Drink2011-12-16 22:14:53
Ludovic Morlot conducts the BSO in Harbison, Ravel, and Mahler at Davies Hall, San FranciscoDavies Hall, San Francisco Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Boston Symphony Orchestra Ludovic Morlot, conductor Harbison …2011/12/16Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2011-12-16 13:39:10
A Christmas Australis with Real Music with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and ChoirNoël! Noël! City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney: 14 December 2011 plays in Wollongong on …2011/12/16Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-12-16 05:09:27
Osmo Vänskä and Alisa Weilerstein Collaborate with the Sydney Symphony — Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and BeethovenSydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 10 December 2011 Tchaikovsky – Voyevoda – Symphonic Ballad, opus …2011/12/13Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-12-13 19:59:16
Richard Harrington, ZERO SUM Greylock Arts, Adams, Massachusetts, autumn, 2011: A Word from the ArtistAdapting the themes of this exhibition to the space at Greylock Arts has been a …2011/12/12Uncategorized2011-12-12 23:59:58
Graeme Murphy Choreographs a New Romeo and Juliet for the Australian BalletRomeo & Juliet Sydney Opera House, Opera Theatre: 7 December 2011, 1.30 pm continues in …2011/12/10Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-12-10 22:07:53
James Levine Withdraws from Met Conducting Assignments Through the End of Next SeasonThe Metropolitan Opera has released the following announcement, which comes as no surprise. What struck …2011/12/10Opera2011-12-10 11:07:11
Robert Schumann, The Complete Works for Piano Trio – Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano, on EMI ClassicsRobert Schumann, The Complete Works for Piano Trio Christian Tetzlaff, violin Tanja Tetzlaff, cello Leif …2011/12/09Recordings2011-12-09 02:29:24
Things are heating up at the BSO: Harbison Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 and more under Morlot and BělohlávekBoston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall Thursday, November 17, 2011, 8:00 pm Berlioz, Mozart, Carter and Bartók …2011/12/06Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-12-06 13:43:50
Jonathan Nott Conducts the Sydney Symphony in Brahms, Brett Dean and SchubertSydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 3 December 2011 Brahms – Tragic Overture opus 81 Brett …2011/12/05Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-12-05 04:09:58
Vivaldi’s Griselda From the Pinchgut Opera of SydneyGriselda Dramma per musica. Libretto by Carlo Goldoni after Apostolo Zeno Music by Antonio Vivaldi …2011/12/03Opera, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-12-03 17:51:22
Your Paid Subscription to The Berkshire Review: how to get the most out of it.  Thanks, once again, to all the people who signed up on the first day! …2011/12/01Uncategorized2011-12-01 18:33:54
Charpentier’s La Couronne de Fleurs and La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers by the Boston Early Music SocietyMarc-Antoine Charpentier Double Bill La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers La Couronne de fleurs Saturday, November …2011/12/01Opera2011-12-01 16:54:55
A Singer’s Notes 42 – Listening to Pelléas: the Classic 1941 Recording under Désormières as reissued by Andante, EMI, and Pristine ClassicalVery few recordings really deserve to be called iconic, but the 1941 recording of Claude Debussy’s …2011/12/01A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-12-01 16:06:55
A Singer’s Notes 41: To Dream the Impossible Dream: Man of La Mancha at Capital RepDirected by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill Man of La Mancha is manifestly a show which tries to convert. …2011/12/01A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2011-12-01 00:43:03
Picasso at the Art Gallery of New South WalesPicasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney …2011/11/27The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-11-27 00:34:25
Mahler’s Second Symphony: Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony Complete Their Mahler CycleSydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 23 November 2011 repeats and broadcasted live on ABC Classic …2011/11/26Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-11-26 20:18:09
A Letter from the Editor and Publisher, Michael MillerTo our readers: I’ll break all the rules of marketing and confess that I have …2011/11/22Uncategorized2011-11-22 21:21:50
The Australian Ballet Dances a Renovated Merry WidowThe Merry Widow a ballet in three acts Sydney Opera House, Opera Theatre: 16 November …2011/11/21Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-11-21 17:23:55
Joanna Gabler’s Transcapes at the Milne Public Library, Williamstown, until early DecemberJoanna Gabler will be exhibiting her most recent works in the David and Joyce Milne …2011/11/18Art2011-11-18 06:52:27
Live in HD? Donizetti’s Anna Bolena from the Met in PixelsAnna Bolena Gaetano Donizetti Felice Romani, libretto Metropolitan Opera House: 10/15/2011 HD Transmission Anna Bolena …2011/11/16Opera2011-11-16 22:52:26
Elgar Conducts Elgar: Enigma Variations; Symphony No. 2 in Acoustic Recordings, 1920-25, Splendidly Remastered by Andrew Rose of Pristine ClassicalElgar Conducts Elgar–Enigma Variations; Symphony No. 2 The Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar, …2011/11/15Recordings2011-11-15 03:50:05
Boston Early Music Festival to Present a Marc-Antoine Charpentier Double Bill at Jordan Hall, Sat. Nov. 25 and 8 pm and Sun. Nov. 26 at 3 pmMarc-Antoine Charpentier Double Bill La Descente d’Orphée aux enfers La Couronne de fleurs Saturday, November …2011/11/15Opera2011-11-15 03:20:48
Sabine Meyer and the Modigliani String Quartet Play Music by Mozart, Schumann and Ian MunroCity Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney: 12 November 2011 The ensemble will play this program …2011/11/14Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-11-14 19:25:33
Sculpture by the Sea3-20 November 2011 Nearly to the point of self-parody, Sculpture by the Sea is the …2011/11/12The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-11-12 01:59:38
Myung-Whun Chung and Garrick Ohlsson in Weber. Barber’s Piano Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”Boston Symphony Orchestra November 10, 2011, Thursday 8:00 pm Symphony Hall Myung-Whun Chung, conductor Garrick …2011/11/12Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-11-12 00:18:43
Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic at Davies Hall in San Francisco: Adams, Chapela, and Prokofiev…Dudamania lives!Davies Hall, San Francisco Saturday, October 23, 2011 The Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor …2011/11/08Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2011-11-08 12:25:29
Verdi, Macbetto, Boston Lyric OperaVerdi, Macbetto Boston Lyric Opera November 4, 2011 Conductor – David Angus Stage Director – …2011/11/07Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-11-07 23:49:25
Markand Thakar, Looking for the “Harp” Quartet, An Investigation into Musical BeautyMarkand Thakar, Looking for the “Harp” Quartet, An Investigation into Musical Beauty, Eastman Studies in …2011/11/07Literature2011-11-07 00:07:55
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Led by Riccardo Minasi Plays Vivaldi, Zelenka, Sardelli, Fasch on Period InstrumentsCity Recital, Angel Place, Sydney: 2 November 2011 Jan Dismas Zelenka Sinfonia from the Serenata …2011/11/06Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-11-06 01:44:09
The Berkshire Review now accepting paid subscriptions. You must subscribe in order to access most content. All pages, most previews, and some articles still free.I never fail to consult the Berkshire Review and New York Arts without being impressed …2011/11/04Uncategorized2011-11-04 16:16:06
Wind Quintets and Octet by Milhaud, Taffanel, Reinecke with the Sydney Omega Ensemble in the Utzon RoomSydney Opera House, Utzon Room: 30 October 2011 Darius Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi René …2011/11/01Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-11-01 19:20:34
Alan Miller, a New York Arts / Berkshire Review editor, wins the Architect’s Journal Writing Prize  The winner of the inaugural AJ Writing Prize in association with architecture practice Berman …2011/10/27Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-10-27 19:03:19
A Singer’s Notes 40: The Liszt SonataThe piano music of Franz Liszt makes performing the central issue, a fundamental structural presence. Twentieth-century Werktreue just …2011/10/26A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-10-26 22:35:08
Degas and The Ballet: Picturing Movement: 
Royal Academy of Arts, London
, September 17 – December 11thDegas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement Royal Academy of Arts, London September 17 – December …2011/10/26The Berkshire Review in London2011-10-26 15:22:36
The Multifaceted Piano Sonata: Stephen Hough’s Recital of SonatasCity Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney: 22 October 2011 Stephen Hough will perform this program …2011/10/25Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-10-25 19:31:28
Paula Robison talks to Michael MillerOn the day following her amazing recital with Katherine Chi at Jordan Hall, Paula Robison …2011/10/25Music, Podcasts, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-10-25 12:18:01
Berlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict, at Opera BostonBerlioz, Béatrice et Bénédict Opera Boston October 21, 2011 Sean Panikkar – Bénédict Julie Boulianne …2011/10/23Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-10-23 01:12:37
Why I am a NiMBY*Three times in the past month, The Sydney Morning Herald, the city’s broadsheet of record …2011/10/21Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-10-21 02:16:59
Mark Wigglesworth, Stephen Hough and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra play Lutosławski, Mozart and Dvořák, and a Note on the Separateness of Math and MusicSydney Opera House, Concert Hall, 13 October 2011 Witold Lutosławski Symphony no. 4 I. II. …2011/10/18Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-10-18 21:54:20
Vasily Petrenko and Joshua Bell in a Russo-English Program with the SF Symphony: Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, and ElgarThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Saturday, October 8, 2011 Vasily Petrenko, conductor …2011/10/17Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2011-10-17 21:46:53
Richard Harrington: ZERO SUM, an Exhibition at Greylock Arts, 93 Summer Street, Adams, Opening Oct. 28, 5.30-8.30Upcoming Exhibit › Richard Harrington: ZERO SUM An exhibition of mathematically based sculptures. Richard Harrington is …2011/10/14Previews2011-10-14 02:28:38
A Singer’s Notes 39: Reading TheaterBooks aren’t what they used to be. Now we have devices. They talk and sing. …2011/10/12A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-10-12 22:27:41
A Joyful and Humane B Minor Mass at Emmanuel Music: Ryan Turner begins his second season as Music Director, followed by a 2011-12 season schedule  Bach B Minor Mass Saturday, September 24, 2011 – 8:00 PM Pre-Concert Talk at …2011/10/12Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-10-12 01:21:09
Some Outstanding Whites from France, Italy, Spain, and New ZealandSometimes I think I’m the only person in the room who likes white wine, but …2011/10/11Food & Drink2011-10-11 23:47:01
The Willoughby Symphony Orchestra Plays at Sydney’s Newest Concert HallThe Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney: 7 October, 2011 repeated 9 October 2011 Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano …2011/10/10Architecture - Urban Design, Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-10-10 23:47:30
Music at the Schools: Concert Schedules and more at New England Colleges, Universities, and Conservatories [EXPANDED][table id=11 /] For listings in New York City and environs, click here for our …2011/10/07Music, Previews, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-10-07 02:32:20
Paula Robison and Katherine Chi play Griffes, Lanier, Taffanel and Franck at NEC’s Jordan HallPaula Robison, flute Katherine Chi, piano NEC’s Jordan Hall, September 25, 2011 – 2 pm …2011/10/05Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-10-05 14:27:09
Arabella Ensemble – Lorenz Gamma, violin, Jennifer Langham, cello, Ming Tsu, piano – with Christian Steiner, piano play Beethoven, Piazzolla, and rarities by Debussy and Rebecca Clarke at Tannery PondTannery Pond Concerts, Saturday, September 3, 2011, 8 pm Arabella Ensemble Lorenz Gamma, violin, Jennifer …2011/10/02Music2011-10-02 18:12:45
New York Arts / Berkshire Review editor Alan Miller wins the Architect’s Journal Writing Prize  The winner of the inaugural AJ Writing Prize in association with architecture practice Berman …2011/09/30Architecture - Urban Design2011-09-30 18:14:29
“What Inspires Design in Istanbul?” with Superpool: Becoming Istanbul at SALT Beyoğlu“What Inspires Design in Istanbul?” with Superpool: Becoming Istanbul at SALT Beyoğlu [REPRINTED from The …2011/09/29Architecture - Urban Design, Extra Transfer, Previews2011-09-29 18:32:35
The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-12 Season Schedule and Preview  Mark Volpe and his organization pulled off an impressive feat in creating this season …2011/09/28Music, Previews, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-09-28 03:28:32
Istanbul: New Wealth, New Architecture  As I stepped into the 47th floor garden room of a new luxury apartment …2011/09/27Architecture - Urban Design2011-09-27 13:34:36
San Francisco Symphony: MTT and Yo-Yo Ma in Hindemith’s Cello Concerto, with Beethoven’s Leonore No. 3 and Brahms’ First SymphonyThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Saturday, September 17, 2011 Michael Tilson Thomas …2011/09/27Music2011-09-27 01:29:33
Brahms’s First Symphony: Vladimir Ashkenazy Conducts the Sydney SymphonyConcert Hall, Sydney Opera House: 23 September 2011 Ludwig van Beethoven Overture to the Creatures …2011/09/26Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-09-26 02:40:41
The Apollo Trio at the Meeting House, New Marlborough play Beethoven, Shostakovich, and DvořákThe Apollo Trio at the Meeting House, New Marlborough Saturday, September 17 Curtis Macomber, violin; …2011/09/25Music2011-09-25 05:41:43
Paula Robison and Katherine Chi to play a free concert at New England Conservatory’s Jordan HallPaula Robison, flute Katherine Chi, piano NEC’s Jordan Hall, September 25, 2011 – 2 pm …2011/09/20Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-09-20 02:33:33
Porgy and Bess at the A.R.T. – Opera as Broadway MusicalPorgy and Bess by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin Adapted by …2011/09/12The Berkshire Review in Boston, Theater2011-09-12 19:18:15
A Singer’s Notes 38: On the RoadI get in my little car, and I go to marvelous things. My favorite is the Mohawk …2011/09/12A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-09-12 17:50:49
Joanna Gabler exhibits Orchid Mandalas at the Warsaw University Botanical Garden, September 2011In celebration of Orchid Day, the Warsaw University Botanical Garden is presenting an exhibition of Joanna’s …2011/09/08Art2011-09-08 15:41:49
The Australian Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Season – 2012 Season Preview and Schedule, David McAllister, Artistic Director [*UPDATED* with new anouncements]The boronia and the pink eriostemon are at the height of their bloom, most of …2011/09/08Dance, Previews, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-09-08 06:08:46
Fan Tan Alley, September, 2011: The Alamo of Victoria Heritage?Perhaps as a graduate architectural historian, who had the advantage of critical thinking applied to …2011/09/05Architecture - Urban Design2011-09-05 17:12:03
The Williamstown Theatre Festival 2011 – a Success Story, a Disaster, and an Appeal  Disagreement is a healthy sign in theater, I’ve always thought—the livelier the better—and for …2011/09/03Theater2011-09-03 13:44:50
Richard Wagner, Parsifal, directed by Stefan Herheim and conducted by Daniele Gatti, Bayreuther Festspiele (2010 Performance Reviewed)Richard Wagner, Parsifal Daniele Gatti, Conductor Stefan Herheim, Stage Director Heike Scheele, Set Designer Gesine …2011/09/02At the Bayreuth Festival, Berkshire Review in Germany2011-09-02 21:08:16
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Artistic Director: 2012 Season Preview and Concert Schedule (*REVISED WITH CONCERT SCHEDULE*)It was good news that Vladimir Ashkenazy renewed his contract as artistic director of the …2011/09/01Music, Previews, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-09-01 22:00:10
The Game, A Musical Version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Barrington Stage Company, closed August 28, 2011  The Game, A Musical Version of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Barrington Stage Company …2011/09/01Musical Theater, Theater2011-09-01 03:53:15
Ian Munro and the Goldner String Quartet Play Munro, Szymanowski and BrahmsCity Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney: matinée 27 August 2011 Tours to Coffs Harbour 1 …2011/08/31Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-08-31 22:36:04
A Singer’s Notes 37: Risk and Ease – Cherubini’s Medea at Glimmerglass, Handel’s Orlando at Tanglewood  Artists like Maria Callas and Vladimir Horowitz seemed to possess as part of their …2011/08/28A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-08-28 14:15:07
McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Doing Handel’s Orlando at Tanglewood—Less is MoreGeorge Frideric Handel’s Orlando Tanglewood Festival Seiji Ozawa Hall Tuesday August 16 2011 Philharmonia Baroque …2011/08/23Opera2011-08-23 02:01:00
Ten Cents a Dance—An Abstract Musical, conceived and directed by John Doyle, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, August 11-28Williamstown Theatre Festival Main Stage, August 11-28 Ten Cents a Dance Music – Richard Rodgers …2011/08/23Musical Theater, Theater2011-08-23 00:31:49
Fragments of a Festival, a Festival of Fragments: Festival of Contemporary Music, Tanglewood, August 3—7, 2011Festival of Contemporary Music, Tanglewood, August 3—7, 2011 Thursday, August 4: Ensemble Signal, Brad Lubman …2011/08/22Music2011-08-22 14:58:57
Mozart Perfection Midsummer: Emanuel Ax performs Mozart at Tanglewood, August 7, 2011…and a Triumph for Young BringuierTanglewood Music Festival Boston Symphony Orchestra, Lionel Bringuier, Conductor Emanuel Ax, Piano Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto …2011/08/18Music2011-08-18 01:52:34
Mari Andrejco’s The Belle of Amherst (a new version after William Luce’s play) at Triple Shadow in East Otis, Massachusetts, Friday-Sunday through August 28thSo who was Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) really? She was the “Nobody” from Amherst, MA, the …2011/08/16Theater2011-08-16 13:44:57
A Singer’s Notes 36: Childe MauriceHe comes out like Oberon, with hair of gold and a light step. It’s a …2011/08/15A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-08-15 22:09:45
Marlboro Music 60th Anniversary Season: an update to our retrospective “Marlboro at 60”Marlboro Weekly Concert Programs Download a Printable Copy of the Programs Purchase Available Tickets to …2011/08/15Music2011-08-15 13:36:16
Bard Music Festival 2011, “Sibelius and His World” – Program Details (REVISED, with a Note on the Composer)The announcement of the upcoming Bard Music Festival, “Sibelius and his World,” begins with a …2011/08/14Bard Music Festival, Music2011-08-14 01:00:07
Pre-Raphaelite Drawings at the Art Gallery of New South WalesThe Poetry of Drawing: Pre-Raphaelite designs, studies & watercolours at the Art Gallery of New …2011/08/12Drawings, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-08-12 04:21:51
The Barangaroo Review: Your concerns are important to us but we do not share themI. “My Final Bellyache” The results of the “short, sharp” review into Sydney’s Barangaroo development …2011/08/10Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-08-10 22:24:50
A Tale of Two Conductors (and Two Pianists, Two Concertos, Two Symphonies): Graf and Eschenbach with the BSO in Mozart, Mahler, and Brahms, with Orion Weiss and Peter Serkin  The Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood: Friday, July 29 Hans Graf, conductor, Orion Weiss, …2011/08/09Music2011-08-09 20:43:17
Touch(ed) by Bess Wohl, directed by Trip Cullman, Williamstown Theatre Festival, August 3-14, 2011Touch(ed) by Bess Wohl directed by Trip Cullman Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nikos Theatre August 3-14, …2011/08/09Theater2011-08-09 18:19:56
Bryn Terfel sings Schumann, Finzi, and Ibert at the Ravinia Festival, August 2, 2011Ravinia Festival Martin Theater August 2, 2011 Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone Brian Zeger, piano Robert Schumann, …2011/08/08Music2011-08-08 19:48:13
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Vespro della Beata Vergine, under Kent Tritle, at the Berkshire Choral FestivalClaudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Vespro della  Beata Vergine (Vespers of 1610) Berkshire Choral Festival Stewart Center at …2011/08/08Music2011-08-08 18:37:44
Prom 26: Debussy, Dutilleux, Ravel – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, cond. Donald Runnicles, Lynn Harrell, cello  Prom 26: Debussy/Dutilleux/Ravel Royal Albert Hall August 3 rd, 2011 Debussy – Prélude à …2011/08/07Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-08-07 18:59:14
She Stoops To Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, directed by Nicholas Martin, Williamstown Theatre FestivalShe Stoops To Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith directed by Nicholas Martin Williamstown Theatre Festival July …2011/08/06Theater2011-08-06 01:54:21
Neuenfels’ Lohengrin at Bayreuth – 2010 / 2011: a (P)review  Lohengrin Bayreuther Festspiele 2010 Andris Nelsons – Conductor Hans Neuenfels – Stage Director Reinhard …2011/08/04At the Bayreuth Festival, Berkshire Review in Germany2011-08-04 03:02:33
Le Tour de France 2011 (version française)Alfred Hitchcock serait un bon metteur en scène pour cette épreuve. -Pedro Delgado, vainqueur du …2011/07/31En France avec la Berkshire Review, Places2011-07-31 04:13:37
A New Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale: Sign the Petition Calling for an Open Competition (UPDATED)The good news is that the Australia Council for the Arts has announced plans to …2011/07/31Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-07-31 00:30:19
Le Tour de France 2011 (English Version)  Alfred Hitchcock would be a good director of this race. -1988 winner Pedro Delgado …2011/07/29En France avec la Berkshire Review, Places2011-07-29 04:14:23
Prom 15: Liszt’s Faust Symphony, Kodály and Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1Prom 15: Kodály: Dances of Galánta Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1 Liszt: A Faust Symphony  …2011/07/29A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-29 00:01:38
The San Francisco Ring, 2011 – Donald Runnicles, Conductor, Francesca Zambello, Stage DirectorSan Francisco Ring Cycle, 2011 Conductor – Donald Runnicles Director – Francesca Zambello Set Designer …2011/07/28Richard Wagner, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2011-07-28 02:58:39
A Woman Killed with Kindness at the National Theatre, reviewed by Huntley Dent(This review was previously posted on 14 July. It was temporarily removed because its author …2011/07/27A London Summer with Huntley Dent, The Berkshire Review in London, Theater2011-07-27 15:56:46
The English National Ballet’s Tribute to Roland PetitRoland Petit English National Ballet London Coliseum Carmen Carmen – Anaïs Chalendard Don José – …2011/07/27A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Dance, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-27 06:31:33
Prom 13: Verdi’s RequiemProm 13: Verdi: Requiem Marina Poplavskaya – soprano Mariana Pentcheva – mezzo-soprano Joseph Calleja – …2011/07/27A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-27 04:15:59
A Woman Killed with Kindness at the National Theatre, LondonA Woman Killed with Kindness by Thomas Heywood Directed by Katie Mitchell National Theatre, London …2011/07/26The Berkshire Review in London, Theater2011-07-26 14:37:39
Vassily Primakov plays Schubert, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff at Tannery PondTannery Pond Concerts, Saturday, July 24, 2011 Franz Schubert – 14 Waltzes (Suite compiled by V. …2011/07/26Music2011-07-26 04:02:31
Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show at Menier Chocolate FactoryRoad Show Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Menier Chocolate Factory, London Book – John …2011/07/25A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-25 02:00:51
Steve Levin, Recent Work, Williams College Museum of Art. Winter and Spring 2011Recent Work: Aida Laleian and Steve Levin, February 26 – April 24, 2011 I’ve been familiar …2011/07/24Art2011-07-24 23:34:13
Crossing Over: Deborah Voigt in Annie Get Your Gun at GlimmerglassAnnie Oakley — Deborah Voigt Frank Butler — Rod Gilfry Buffalo Bill Cody — Jake …2011/07/24Music, Musical Theater2011-07-24 09:43:32
Schiller’s “Luise Miller” at the Donmar Warehouse, LondonLuise Miller by Friedrich Schiller English translation by Mike Poulton Directed by Michael Grandage Donmar …2011/07/24A London Summer with Huntley Dent, The Berkshire Review in London, Theater2011-07-24 03:02:27
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NIkos Stage, July 20 – 31A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen Williamstown Theatre Festival, NIkos Stage July 20 – 31 …2011/07/23Theater2011-07-23 12:07:32
Richard III by William Shakespeare, directed by Miles Potter – until September 25, Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario  Richard III by William Shakespeare Director – Miles Potter Designer – Peter Hartwell Lighting …2011/07/21Theater2011-07-21 15:38:09
Russell Sherman Plays Schumann and Liszt at Rockport Chamber Music FestivalRockport Chamber Music Festival Sunday, July 17 Russell Sherman, piano The Rockport Chamber Music Festival …2011/07/21Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-07-21 05:52:59
John Storgårds and Nikolaj Znaider triumph in an all-Sibelius program at TanglewoodTanglewood, Koussevitzky Music Shed Saturday, July 16, 8:30 p.m. Shed John Storgårds, conductor Nikolaj Znaider, violin …2011/07/21Music2011-07-21 04:55:36
The French Orchestra at the Proms: Myung-Whun Chung Conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio FranceProm 5: Messiaen Les offrandes oubliées  Pascal Dusapin Morning in Long Island (Concerto No. 1 …2011/07/21A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-21 02:45:29
Prom 4: Havergal Brian’s Symphony No 1 “The Gothic”Prom 4: Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1 in D minor, ‘The Gothic’ Susan Gritton – …2011/07/21A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-21 00:35:24
The Rosés of ProvenceIf it were possible to bottle up the spirit of a place in a wine, …2011/07/20Food & Drink2011-07-20 23:24:57
East and West: 1 Bligh Joins Sydney’s Big End of TownInto the head of the cove, on which our establishment is fixed, runs a small …2011/07/19Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-07-19 21:33:02
The Cherry Orchard at The National TheatreThe Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov National Theatre, London Director – Howard Davies Designer – Bunny …2011/07/19A London Summer with Huntley Dent, The Berkshire Review in London, Theater2011-07-19 17:45:06
Proms 2011 – a personal preview by Gabriel Kellett: Royal Albert Hall et. al., 15 July – 10 September, 2011Proms 2011 – a personal preview Royal Albert Hall et. al. 15 July – 10 …2011/07/19Music2011-07-19 01:57:30
Bard Summerscape 2011 to Present the Greatest Opera You’ve (Probably) Never Heard.Die Liebe der Danaë Libretto by Joseph Gregor Based on a scenario by Hugo von …2011/07/18Music2011-07-18 21:39:38
First Night of the Proms 2011Judith Weir: Stars, Night, Music and Light (BBC Commission, World Premiere) Brahms: Academic Festival Overture …2011/07/18A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-18 05:58:45
The Transformation of Ritual Space: Berlioz’s “La Grande Messe des Morts” at TanglewoodThe Transformation of Ritual Space: Berlioz’s “La Grande Messe des Morts” at Tanglewood Tanglewood Festival …2011/07/17Music2011-07-17 18:49:22
Three Last Quartets: the Emerson at Tanglewood: Haydn, Bartók, and SchubertThree Last Quartets: the Emerson at Tanglewood Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, July 12, 2011 Emerson String …2011/07/17Music2011-07-17 16:26:20
Michael Francis conducts the San Francisco Symphony: Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Rachmininoff and Beethoven with Lisitsa and BuechnerSummer & The Symphony The San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Friday, July 8, …2011/07/17Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2011-07-17 13:23:29
Rubens in LondonTitian, Rembrandt, and who? Several years ago I read an assessment of Peter Paul Rubens …2011/07/15A London Summer with Huntley Dent, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-15 22:03:50
Opening Night at Tanglewood, BSO, Dutoit in an Italian Opera PotpourriOpening Night at Tanglewood Friday, July 8, 8:30 p.m. Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra Charles Dutoit, …2011/07/14Opera2011-07-14 13:36:51
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, directed by William Church, at InterlochenThe Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Harvey Theatre, Interlochen Center for the Arts June …2011/07/14Theater2011-07-14 12:53:42
The Tree of Life, by Terrence Malick(Read Seth Lachterman’s review of The Tree of Life in New York Arts.) I. First …2011/07/13A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Film2011-07-13 06:08:33
A Singer’s Notes 35: As You Like It at Shakespeare & Co.As You Like It by William Shakespeare Directed by Artistic Director Tony Simotes Rosalind – …2011/07/12A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2011-07-12 23:26:18
Three Hotels, by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Robert Falls on a Set by Thomas Lynch at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Three Hotels by Jon Robin Baitz directed by Robert Falls June 29 – July …2011/07/12Theater2011-07-12 22:36:59
Diane Arbus at the Tate ModernARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus Tate Modern South Bank, London until 31 March 2012 Camera obscura. …2011/07/11A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Photography2011-07-11 17:54:30
A Streetcar Named Desire opens the Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre FestivalA Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Williamstown Theatre Festival Nikos Stage, June 22 – …2011/07/11Theater2011-07-11 12:19:25
Lars Vogt plays Janáček, Schubert, and Beethoven Op. 111 at Wigmore HallLars Vogt, piano Wigmore Hall July 7, 2011 Janáček – In the Mists Schubert – Piano …2011/07/11A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-11 07:28:52
Celebrations in Song: Christine Brewer and Craig Rutenberg at Tannery Pond, July 2, 2011“When I have Sung My Songs to You” An Evening of American Music Tannery Pond …2011/07/11Music2011-07-11 00:58:30
Lucy MacGillis: “Casa” – New Paintings from Italy, at the Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, July 7 – August 2.  Lucy MacGillis’ July exhibition at the Hoadley Gallery, ongoing since 2003, has become almost …2011/07/10Art, L'Italia nella Berkshire Review2011-07-10 12:54:44
Private Struggles, Public Outcomes: Mid-Century American Musical Negotiations: TMC Orchestra plays Barber, Copland, and Bernstein  Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra concert of American Music, July 6, 2011 Samuel Barber, Second …2011/07/08Music2011-07-08 15:50:26
Heavenly lengths…yeah! Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs discuss Steffani’s Niobe and the future.    [At the beginning and end to the podcast you hear Philippe Jaroussky rehearsing …2011/07/08Podcasts, New York Arts, Opera2011-07-08 02:12:42
Boston Early Music Festival 2011 – I: Of Medieval Ovid and Schubert on the Fortepiano1. Ensemble Lucidarium directed by Avery Gosfield & Francis Biggi: Ninfale—Ovid, poetry, and music in …2011/07/06Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-07-06 21:51:34
Boston Early Music Festival 2011 – II: Success or Excess?1. Frances Fitch – French claveçin music (Clérambault, Le Roux, Rameau, Jacquet de la Guerre) …2011/07/06Extra Transfer, Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-07-06 21:45:49
A Singer’s Notes 34: Early Listening  Maybe the best thing about the early music movement is the way it has gotten …2011/07/06A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-07-06 21:41:36
A Delicate Balance at the Almeida TheatreA Delicate Balance Written by Edward Albee Directed by James Macdonald Almeida Theatre, London Cast: …2011/07/05A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Theater2011-07-05 12:32:14
Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean at the National TheatreEmperor and Galilean by Henrik Ibsen Directed by Jonathan Kent National Theatre, London Peter – …2011/07/05A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Theater2011-07-05 04:06:18
Gardenia at Sadler’s WellsGardenia Les ballets C de la B Sadler’s Wells June 30, 2011 Gaga ladies. Unless …2011/07/04A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Theater2011-07-04 13:10:46
Elisabeth Leonskaja Plays Schubert at Wigmore HallElisabeth Leonskaja, piano Wigmore Hall June 27, 2011 Schubert: Allegretto in C minor D. 915 …2011/07/04A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-04 00:05:50
The Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South WalesWhat does a landlocked museum do when thirty-five million dollars worth of contemporary art, much …2011/07/03The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-07-03 23:14:32
X-TrEEM Indie Filmmaking 2011 Style  The photographed world is topsy turvy, perhaps never more so than when its background …2011/07/03Film2011-07-03 20:42:39
The Pollini Project: Chopin, Debussy, Boulez, Royal Festival Hall, June 28, 2011The Pollini Project – Chopin, Debussy, Boulez Royal Festival Hall June 28, 2011 Fryderyk Chopin:  …2011/07/01Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-07-01 18:22:19
Maurizio Pollini Plays Chopin, Debussy and BoulezThe Pollini Project – Chopin, Debussy, Boulez Royal Festival Hall June 28th, 2011 Fryderyk Chopin:  …2011/07/01A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music2011-07-01 17:40:00
The Amerigo Trio and Alon Goldstein play Debussy, Dohnányi, and Brahms at Tannery PondTannery Pond Concerts Sat., May 28th at 6 pm Amerigo Trio (Glenn Dicterow, violin, Karen …2011/06/30Music2011-06-30 01:05:32
Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the English National OperaA Midsummer Night’s Dream Opera by Benjamin Britten English National Opera Conductor – Leo Hussain …2011/06/28A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Opera, The Berkshire Review in London2011-06-28 20:51:59
A Singer’s Notes 33: Favorite Thespians  Shakespeare and Company’s touring production of Hamlet was swift and sharp. It had something …2011/06/27A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2011-06-27 02:50:53
Handel’s Acis and Galatea at the Boston Early Music FestivalGeorge Frideric Handel, Acis and Galatea, 1718 Version Jordan Hall Saturday, June 18, 2011 Paul …2011/06/27Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-06-27 01:05:49
Esa-Pekka Salonen and Christian Tetzlaff in Bartók with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival HallPhilharmonia Orchestra Royal Festival Hall , London Jun 23, 2011 Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Christian Tetzlaff, …2011/06/26A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-06-26 12:48:53
Clarence Clemons (1942-2011)When the change was made uptown And the Big Man joined the band -Bruce Springsteen, …2011/06/23Music2011-06-23 01:57:19
A Singer’s Notes 32: Two in Hubbard – Menotti’s The Medium and Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll AlongHubbard Hall is a space which seems to fit its performers ideally. No pretension, no …2011/06/22A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Opera2011-06-22 20:03:21
Jan Swafford, Chamber Music at the Boston Conservatory: listen to “They That Mourn”On Palm Sunday there was a remarkable Boston Conservatory concert of music by Jan Swafford. …2011/06/21Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-06-21 00:31:48
Looking Back at the Boston Winter and Spring Music Season, 2010-11Part I—Symphony The winter music season in Boston made a strong beginning with James Levine …2011/06/20Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-06-20 23:11:02
Another in our series of outstanding performances from Tonu Kalam and the UNC Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances” (Op. 45)2011/06/16Music2011-06-16 13:13:53
Fauré’s Requiem as Theatre: Stephen Baynes Choreographs the Australian BalletElegy The Arts Centre, State Theatre, Melbourne: 9 June 2011 continues until 18 June The …2011/06/15Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-06-15 23:47:00
Women of Will, the Complete Journey
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, Shakespeare & Company, Bernstein Theater, LenoxWomen of Will, The Complete Journey
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, with Tina Packer and Nigel Gore …2011/06/12Theater2011-06-12 22:36:56
Métro insolite by Clive Lamming (English translation)Clive Lamming, Métro insolite, Éditions Parigramme, 2011. La profondeur se cache à la surface des …2011/06/10Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review, Literature2011-06-10 02:16:04
Métro insolite de Clive LammingClive Lamming, Métro insolite, Éditions Parigramme, 2011. La profondeur se cache à la surface des …2011/06/10Architecture - Urban Design, En France avec la Berkshire Review, Literature2011-06-10 01:42:10
Choices: Jenny Gersten’s First Season at the Williamstown Theatre FestivalIf you were the artistic director of a Tony Award-winning regional theater and had the …2011/06/09Theater2011-06-09 13:49:08
The Pollini Project – Stockhausen, Schumann, Chopin, Royal Festival Hall May 25, 2011The Pollini Project – Stockhausen, Schumann, Chopin Royal Festival Hall May 25, 2011 Maurizio Pollini, …2011/06/04Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-06-04 10:46:04
New Faces Choreograph for the Australian Ballet in ‘Bodytorque’ (CORRECTED)*Correction: I incorectly stated that Alice Topp’s Scope was danced by two men and one woman. …2011/05/30Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-05-30 04:51:05
Tanglewood 2011 Summer Season Schedule (Third Revision): Dutoit, Krivine, Graf, and Storgårds to fill in for Levine’s major concertsThis preview of this year’s Tanglewood season has been revised twice already, as far as …2011/05/26Music2011-05-26 18:16:27
Educating Agnes at the Royal Lyceum Theatre  Educating Agnes (L’école des femmes) Written by Molière, translated by Liz Lochhead The Lyceum …2011/05/26The Berkshire Review in Scotland, Theater2011-05-26 09:37:56
Beethoven’s Last String Quartet, Mozart, the Renaissance and Ian Munro with the Brentano String QuartetCity Recital Hall, Angel Place: 23 May 2011 Organized by Musica Viva. The Quartet tours …2011/05/26Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-05-26 02:03:47
U.S. Department of State features Omar Sangare for a video project that will appear as part of President Obama’s trip to Poland in May 2011.Williams College professor, Omar Sangare, who is currently starring in John Guare’s “Erased” with Glenn …2011/05/25Theater2011-05-25 21:30:09
Two Hearts, Four Hands are Better Than One: Two Piano Recital with Pascal and Ami RogéSydney Recital Hall, Angel Place: 16 May 2011 Pascal and Ami play again at the …2011/05/23Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-05-23 01:33:15
Mahler’s Ninth. Vladimir Ashkenazy Conducts the Sydney Symphony OrchestraSydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 18 May 2011 Sydney Symphony Orchestra conductor – Vladimir Ashkenazy …2011/05/22Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-05-22 02:10:06
Barangaroo: Not so Fast?The saga of Sydney’s Barangaroo has finally reached the point where its twists and turns …2011/05/20Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-05-20 03:07:05
The Young Russian Pianist, Gleb Ivanov, triumphs in Haydn, Chopin, and Prokofiev at a Tannery Pond benefitGleb Ivanov Tannery Pond Concerts Benefit at the home of Chris and Lois Herzeca May …2011/05/19Music2011-05-19 06:32:32
Boston Early Music Festival: Fringe Concert ScheduleAs of May 13, 2011 | Download as a PDF Sunday, June 12 12 noon Music’s Quill …2011/05/18Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-05-18 02:36:19
The Boston Early Music Festival 2011: a Preview with Concert Schedules, and about Steffani’s Opera, Niobe, Regina di TebeA PRACTICAL NOTE: Here are three different guides to BEMF. All should be easily readable …2011/05/18Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-05-18 01:17:44
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Mahler’s 9thThe San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor Davies Hall, San Francisco Thursday, May 5, …2011/05/17Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2011-05-17 01:49:09
British Liaisons: The Australian Ballet Flowers From Its British RootsBritish Liaisons Sydney Opera House, Opera Theatre: 7 May 2011 continues in Sydney until 21 …2011/05/16Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-05-16 23:25:48
Williamstown Artist Joanna Gabler contributes images to Victoria Gibson’s multimedia work “Rise Up, Fallen Angel” at the Center for Performance Research in BrooklynWilliamstown Artist Joanna Gabler contributes images to Victoria Gibson’s multimedia work “Rise Up, Fallen Angel” …2011/05/14Art2011-05-14 17:38:46
Rise Up, Fallen Angel: a Performance Work by Victoria Gibson at the Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, May 26-28, 7.30 pm  Rise Up, Fallen Angel: a Performance Work by Victoria Gibson at the Center for …2011/05/13Art2011-05-13 12:51:42
Towards Bikeopolis, Part 2: The Berkshire Review Guide to Enjoying your BicycleWhat follows are highly subjective opinions about the highly subjective subject of bicycles. STUFF 1. …2011/05/10Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-05-10 16:47:48
CAPIThetical Competition Celebrates Canberra’s 100th BirthdayThe question of Canberra remains, if not the most urgent, one of the most interesting …2011/05/08Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-05-08 20:37:29
London Sinfonietta perform Louis Andriessen’s Anaïs Nin and De Staat at Queen Elizabeth HallLondon Sinfonietta perform Louis Andriessen at Queen Elizabeth Hall Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre April …2011/05/07Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-05-07 14:02:54
Towards Bikeopolis, Part 1One recent morning I witnessed a rare sight; two children, almost certainly brother and sister, …2011/05/04Architecture - Urban Design, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-05-04 17:43:30
Between a Barn and Bayreuth: Francesca Zambello discusses her plans for Glimmerglass.A Season Prélude, Millbrook, New York, April 10, 2011 Songs by Georges Bizet and Irving …2011/05/02Opera, Podcasts2011-05-02 14:09:57
French Government Awards Chevalier in Order of Arts and Letters to Richard RandThe Government of France awarded Richard Rand a Chevalier in its Ordre des Arts et Lettres …2011/04/28Art2011-04-28 12:39:25
Introducing New York Arts, a New Magazine on the Arts in New York CityI’d like to introduce New York Arts, the sister  publication of The Berkshire Review, an International Journal …2011/04/26Uncategorized2011-04-26 01:50:08
Australian 21st Century Chamber Music and More with the Eggner Piano TrioEggner Piano Trio City Recital Hall, Angel Place: 18 April 2011 organized by Musica Viva …2011/04/25Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-04-25 01:34:16
Yundi! …and the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Herbert Blomstedt: Tchaikovskian Antics and Solid SibeliusThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Herbert Blomstedt, Conducting Yundi, Piano Saturday, April …2011/04/25Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2011-04-25 01:04:02
Pieter Wispelwey plays Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C with the Sydney SymphonySydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 15 April 2011 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade in E flat …2011/04/21Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-04-21 06:04:35
Tennessee Williams at 100, Two Early Impressions: Vieux Carré from the Wooster Group and Streetcar at Williamsdouse[table id=13 /] There can be no doubt that Tennessee Williams was the preeminent American …2011/04/19At the Edinburgh Festival, New York Arts, Theater2011-04-19 12:39:34
Ballare Con Puccini – The Australian Ballet Dances Madame ButterflyMadame Butterfly Sydney Opera House, Opera Theatre: 9 April 2011 Choreography – Stanton Welch Music …2011/04/15Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-04-15 06:26:39
Yuri Temirkanov Conducts the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Nikolai Lugansky, Piano in Rachmaninoff and Rimsky-KorsakovThe St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Davies Hall, San Francisco Monday, March 28, 2011 Yuri Temirkanov, …2011/04/12Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2011-04-12 23:26:48
The Wonder of Understatement: Eva Legêne, Wieland Kuijken, and Arthur HaasBaroque Virtuosi at South Berkshire Concerts, Sunday, April 3, 2011 Jean-Marie Leclair, Sonata No. II …2011/04/11Music2011-04-11 21:18:04
Rafael Bonachela and Jacopo Godani with the Sydney Dance CompanyShared Frequencies The Sydney Dance Company Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay: 5 April 2011 in Sydney …2011/04/09Dance, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-04-09 02:35:14
London Sinfonietta: Xenakis – Architect of Sound, London Sinfonietta and André de Ridder at the Southbank Centre’s Ether FestivalLondon Sinfonietta: Xenakis – Architect of Sound Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre April 2nd, 2011 …2011/04/07Music, The Berkshire Review in London2011-04-07 16:02:26
Photography and Place at the Art Gallery of NSWPhotography and place: Australian landscape photography 1970s until now at the Art Gallery of New …2011/04/07Photography, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-04-07 04:38:15
A Singer’s Notes 31: Black InkBad things have been raging in the world. Still, today I see my old cat rolling in …2011/04/06A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-04-06 11:43:29
Another Angle on Wagner’s Lohengrin in Chicago        Lohengrin Music and libretto by Richard Wagner Lyric Opera of Chicago …2011/03/31Extra Transfer, New York Arts, Richard Wagner2011-03-31 23:37:30
Lohengrin Revived at the Lyric Opera of Chicago      Lohengrin music and libretto by Richard Wagner Lyric Opera of Chicago Civic Opera …2011/03/31Richard Wagner2011-03-31 22:47:07
A Singer’s Notes 30: Our Town, at Hubbard Hall. Go to this!Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, at Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, New York Thursday, March 10 at 8pm …2011/03/25A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2011-03-25 04:25:09
Purcell and Handel with Andreas Scholl & Co.Sydney Recital Hall, Angel Place: 12 March 2011 part of the Musica Viva series repeat …2011/03/21Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-03-21 03:55:19
Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850, Clark Art Institute, January 23 – March 27, 2011We pass by a marble relief of a youth attributed to Baccio Bandinelli to enter …2011/03/17Art2011-03-17 12:03:44
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony Play Mahler’s Sixth; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Liszt’s Second Piano ConcertoSydney Opera House, Concert Hall: 3 and 5 March 2011 Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting Franz Liszt …2011/03/08Music, The Berkshire Review in Australia2011-03-08 02:01:13
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Omar Sangare – March 10, 11, 12, 7:30 pm, Adams Memorial Theatre, Williams College  A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Omar Sangare March 10 , …2011/03/06Theater2011-03-06 00:28:43
The End of the Levine Years: James Levine to step down Sept. 1, withdraws from his remaining BSO concerts of the 2010-11 seasonThe following news has just been released in two instalments by the Boston Symphony Orchestra: …2011/03/02Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2011-03-02 18:24:26
A Singer’s Notes 29: The Power of MusicDr. Johnson was much exercised by John Dryden’s ending his Cecilia’s Day Ode with the …2011/02/25A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-02-25 02:55:04
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale School of Music – Summer Concert Schedule 2011The Norfolk Music Festival emerged in the 1890’s from the interest of two generations of …2011/02/22Music2011-02-22 01:11:57
Bard SummerScape 2011 Explores the Life and Times of Jean Sibelius with a Seven-Week Arts Festival in New York’s Hudson Valley, July 7 – August 21, 2011Bard SummerScape 2011 Explores the Life and Times of Jean Sibelius with a Seven-Week Arts …2011/02/21Bard Music Festival, Previews2011-02-21 01:45:56
Bach, the Organist, A Trumpet and Organ Concert, Berkshire Bach Society, Allen Dean trumpet and Walter Hilse, OrganTrumpet and Organ Concert Berkshire Bach Society Bach, the Organist Sunday, February 13, 2011 at …2011/02/20Music2011-02-20 19:39:09
Williamstown Theatre Festival announces three mainstage productions for 2011.Our beloved Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced its Mainstage productions for the 2011 season, which …2011/02/17Theater2011-02-17 18:15:52
Leonard Freed, Worldview, at the Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, BelgiumLeonard Freed, Worldview Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium curated by William Ewing and Nathalie …2011/02/15Photography2011-02-15 01:50:20
Best of 2010: Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera ProductionHenry Purcell, Dido and Aeneas Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Production Saturday, November 27, …2011/02/11Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston, The Best of 20102011-02-11 01:18:21
The Glimmerglass Festival Announces Season Schedule for 2011Four New Productions, Including a World Premiere and Professional Premiere, Headline the 37th Festival.   Festival …2011/02/10Opera2011-02-10 14:04:23
A Singer’s Notes 28: Steven as CordeliaI just drove past Steven’s little house. The front drapes were heavy — closed, a …2011/02/03A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-02-03 13:00:45
Passions according to Joshua: Claverack Landing and Helsinki Hudson presents Joshua RifkinClaverack Landing, Gwen Gould, Director, at Helsinki Hudson Joshua Rifkin, piano Rags, Tangos, Preludes, Fugues …2011/01/30Music2011-01-30 14:07:22
Life in a DayLife in a Day, a YouTube user-shot feature video, premiered at Sundance and streamed live …2011/01/29Film2011-01-29 11:06:02
A Singer’s Notes 27: Christmas PastDickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a moralizing tale, strictly speaking. It’s one of those that’s …2011/01/18A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2011-01-18 11:52:40
In Memoriam Steven Dennis Bodner (1975-2011), Artist-in-Residence, Williams CollegeSteven was an impassioned artist who always spoke quietly in rehearsal. Indefatigable, his conducting style was …2011/01/12A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Music2011-01-12 06:23:41
Epiphany – Venice2011/01/06Uncategorized2011-01-06 05:33:59
The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, through March 13, 2011The Strange World of Albrecht Dürer Curated by Jay Clarke Sterling and Francine Clark Art …2011/01/05Drawings2011-01-05 18:37:09
A Singer’s Notes 26: Fall Festival at Shakespeare & Co. and the Madwoman of CambridgeFall Festival at Shakespeare and Company It could be a tough crowd, but it isn’t. …2011/01/03A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2011-01-03 16:15:55
Season’s Greetings from the Berkshire ReviewAll the best wishes for the holidays from the Berkshire Review! For more about the …2010/12/25Uncategorized2010-12-25 05:11:12
MTT conducts the SF Symphony in Cowell, Mozart (with Gil Shaham), and John Adams’ HarmonielehreThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco December 11, 2010 Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor …2010/12/21Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2010-12-21 01:20:55
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Schumann and Harbison under Masur and LevineBoston Symphony Orchestra: Schumann and Harbison November 18, 2010: Kurt Masur conducting; Nelson Freire, piano …2010/12/07Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-12-07 00:46:51
Cantata Singers & Ensemble, David Hoose, Conductor: Vaughan Williams, Imbrie, Fine, and the Premiere of Wyner’s Give Thanks for All Things  Cantata Singers & Ensemble David Hoose, Music Director and Conductor Jordan Hall, Saturday, November …2010/12/07Music, New York Arts, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-12-07 00:20:29
Tea Party Invaders! Douglas Sirk’s No Room for the Groom (1952)“…I can remember nothing about this picture at all.” -Douglas Sirk on No Room for …2010/12/06Film2010-12-06 22:54:59
Baroque Hors d’œuvres with a Bach Main Course : Berkshire Bach Premières Kenneth Cooper’s Reconstruction of J. S. Bach’s Vergnügte Pleißen-Stadt S.216 (1728)Berkshire Bach Society, “The Many Faces of Bach,” November 27, 2010: First Congregational Church, Great …2010/12/06Music2010-12-06 18:27:11
Julia Morgan Leamon, Painting and Video ArtJulia Morgan Leamon is a painter and adjunct faculty member at Williams College and, among …2010/12/01Art2010-12-01 19:28:03
The Institution is Immaterial: Frederick Wiseman’s La DanseLa Danse: the Paris Opera Ballet (2009), a documentary by Frederick Wiseman The Musée d’Orsay …2010/11/30Film2010-11-30 22:21:46
Marlboro at 60 – a Look Back, with a Schedule of Touring Concerts 2010-11So much is out of joint in the United States, that it is easy to …2010/11/24Music2010-11-24 00:07:25
Opera America Launches the North American Opera Journal, an online scholarly journal about opera in the Western Hemisphere.I am quite excited to announce the publication of the inaugual issue of the North …2010/11/23Opera2010-11-23 14:54:48
Boston Lyric Opera, Tosca, November 16th, Shubert TheaterConductor – Andrew Bisantz Stage Director – David Lefkowich Original Production – Anthony Besch Set …2010/11/23Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-11-23 00:43:49
Openings: The Boston Season begins.Boston Symphony Orchestra, October 7 and 15, James Levine Conductor Mahler, Second and Fifth Symphonies; …2010/11/02Film, Music, Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-11-02 02:25:54
A Singer’s Notes 25: He That Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him HearIn The Crucible, the Proctors sit at their plain table with John’s brief failing between them. …2010/10/28A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2010-10-28 15:59:26
An Interview with Yehudi Wyner  Yehudi Wyner, whose career as a composer and a performing musician goes back some …2010/10/27Music, New York Arts, Podcasts, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-10-27 14:41:31
Brasserie Jo Boston Back in Form Again. Highly Recommended!After a period of uneven visits, I’m happy to say that Brasserie Jo Boston is …2010/10/26Food & Drink, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-10-26 13:26:59
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible directed by Julianne Boyd – a Triumph for the Barrington Stage CompanyThe Crucible By Arthur Miller Directed by Julianne Boyd October 6, 2010 – October 24, …2010/10/23Theater2010-10-23 01:30:35
Omar Sangare: from Dialogue One at Williams to United Solo (usolo) on Forty-Second Street, with an Account of D1 2009 and Jonah BokaerAs Omar Sangare’s new enterprise, the United Solo Theatre Festival approaches (opens November 12), I’d …2010/10/15Theater2010-10-15 22:07:26
From Indifferent to Engaged: Confessions of a Museum Bench-SitterMuseum benches aren’t just for the weary. They’re for the bored and unreceptive, for the …2010/10/11Art2010-10-11 23:50:11
Club Helsinki Hudson in a Latin Beat – ClaverackLanding Debuts in Hudson, New York, October 2, 2010Osvaldo Golijov, Last Round Arvo Pärt, Fratres (version for string orchestra and percussion) Jonathan Talbott, …2010/10/07Music2010-10-07 18:34:33
Arnulf Rainer: der Übermaler, Alte Pinakothek (Munich), closed September 5th, 2010      I have long deemed Munich’s Alte Pinakothek one of the most underrated …2010/10/03Art, Berkshire Review in Germany2010-10-03 14:14:25
Wagner and Masks[Adapted from a presentation delivered as part of the LA Opera “Ring Festival” at the …2010/10/02Richard Wagner2010-10-02 23:56:49
A Singer’s Notes 24: Words and MusicOne Christmas my magic daughter gave me a picture of a baboon. Above it she wrote …2010/09/29A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2010-09-29 10:20:58
MTT leads the San Francisco Symphony in Harrison, Copland and TchaikovskyThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco September 25, 2010 Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor …2010/09/29Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2010-09-29 09:53:26
Finding Brahms at the end of a rainbow: Tannery PondFrautschi, Ruske, and Muzijevic at Tannery Pond, September 4, 2010 Chamber recital for violin, horn, …2010/09/13Music2010-09-13 23:30:47
A Singer’s Notes 23: Three from the BardThe Winter’s Tale is the finest play by Shakespeare which nobody knows. Form and content meet and …2010/09/08A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2010-09-08 03:39:34
Blurring the Lines, Part 2 The Bard Retrospectives: “Berg and His World,” Second WeekendFRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010 Symposium: Rethinking the Modern Garry Hagberg, moderator; Daniel Albright; Richard Eldridge; …2010/09/06Bard Music Festival, Music, New York Arts2010-09-06 03:17:33
Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music: Old Copland, New Carter, and OthersMonday August 16, 2010 at Ozawa Hall “Aureoles” (1979) by Jacob Druckman Conductor – Keitaro Harada …2010/09/05Music2010-09-05 14:45:59
Save the Warburg Library! by Anthony Grafton and Jeffrey Hamburger (from the New York Review of BooksParticularly painful is the University of London’s attempt to disperse the unparalleled collections of the …2010/09/02Uncategorized2010-09-02 19:26:17
A Singer’s Notes 22: To Sing in Endless Morn of LightThe very short apotheosis at the end of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel at Hubbard Hall …2010/08/30A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-08-30 20:01:22
A Lamb, a Book, and the Apocalypse at Bard Summerscape, August 22, 2010Franz Schmidt’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln (1935-1937), The Book with Seven Seals Christiane Libor, …2010/08/26Bard Music Festival, Music2010-08-26 22:59:53
The View from Usher Hall, EdinburghOur first Edinburgh Festival and our first visit to Usher Hall opened with a delightful …2010/08/26At the Edinburgh Festival, Music, The Berkshire Review in Scotland2010-08-26 17:47:59
A Singer’s Notes 21: So many good things…So many good things… Ah, the tone of a production. Was Schumann right when he …2010/08/23A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-08-23 06:52:50
Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Bach, Ligeti and Carter at Tanglewood: thought-provoking, ear-openingTuesday, August 10, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Members of the Chamber Orchestra …2010/08/23Music2010-08-23 05:41:09
Blurring the Line Between Romanticism and Modernism: a review of the first weekend of “Berg and His World” at Bard College, August 13—15: Berg and ViennaBard Music Festival, “Berg and His World” Weekend One, August 13—15: Berg and Vienna Friday, …2010/08/21Bard Music Festival, Music, New York Arts2010-08-21 12:49:58
Soirée Musicale at Tannery Pond, August 14, 2010Songs by Pauline Viardot (and Bellini, Haydn, Gounod, Schumann, and Fauré) Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano Craig …2010/08/20Music2010-08-20 16:23:32
A Note from BayreuthI had originally planned this commentary simply to let you, our readers, know about the …2010/08/15At the Bayreuth Festival, Berkshire Review in Germany, Richard Wagner2010-08-15 18:59:27
American Gothic – Aaron Copland The Tender Land, Glimmerglass 2010American Gothic – Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land, Glimmerglass 2010 The Tender Land Music by …2010/08/14New York Arts, Opera2010-08-14 18:32:28
Schreker’s Der ferne Klang at Bard’s SummerscapeDer ferne Klang, opera (1912) by Franz Schreker American staged premier, American Symphony Orchestra Conducted …2010/08/11Bard Music Festival, New York Arts, Opera2010-08-11 22:49:14
Henry Moore Exhibition at the Tate BritainHenry Moore at the Tate Britain (24 February – 8 August 2010) Ship of state. …2010/08/11A London Summer with Huntley Dent2010-08-11 14:24:42
A Singer’s Notes 20: Hubbard Hall Opera Theater’s upcoming “Hansel and Gretel” – an Interview with Cast MembersKara Cornell – Hansel Question: how is portraying this role different from Carmen? “I have to …2010/08/11A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-08-11 03:59:34
Tosca on the Edge: The Glimmerglass Opera, 2010Tosca Music By Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illiaca and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on the …2010/08/11New York Arts, Opera2010-08-11 00:18:42
The Business of Designing Dreams: Christopher Nolan’s InceptionOne day during my architecture studies, a lecturer gave the game away. He said that …2010/08/10Film2010-08-10 18:42:11
Mezzo-Soprano Kara Cornell on Hansel and Gretel, coming up at the Hubbard Hall Opera TheatreKara Cornell, who sang and acted such a brilliant Carmen at Hubbard Hall last summer, …2010/08/09Opera2010-08-09 06:36:29
Love Potion Opus 60: Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Tanglewood, August 2, 2010Ariadne auf Naxos Opera in One Act with a Prologue by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Music …2010/08/07Opera2010-08-07 18:22:52
Lewis Spratlan’s Opera “Life is a Dream” Premiered at the Santa Fe OperaLife Is a Dream Santa Fe Opera, July 24th through august 19th Music by Lewis …2010/08/05Opera, New York Arts2010-08-05 02:23:40
Preview of the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music2010 FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, AUGUST 12-16, CELEBRATES THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER …2010/08/05Music2010-08-05 00:02:05
Music@Menlo, The English Voice: Britten, Walton, and ElgarMusic@Menlo St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto July 27, 2010 The English Voice Benjamin Britten …2010/08/01Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2010-08-01 12:42:51
Our Town Is More Than Ever: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at the Williamstown Theatre FestivalOur Town by Thornton Wilder Williamstown Theatre Festival July 28 – August 8 Directed by …2010/08/01Theater2010-08-01 11:24:38
Beowulf, sung and recited by Benjamin Bagby at TanglewoodSeiji Ozawa Hall, Thursday, July 22, 2010 Benjamin Bagby has been performing Beowulf now for …2010/07/31Music, The Best of 20102010-07-31 17:05:40
2010 Bard SummerScape Festival presents the First U.S. Staging of Franz Schreker’s Opera Der Ferne Klang (July 30 – Aug 6) and a New Production of Oscar Straus’s Operetta The Chocolate Soldier (Aug 5 -15)    It is the long-standing custom of the Bard SummerScape Festival to present an …2010/07/29Bard Music Festival, New York Arts, Opera2010-07-29 02:30:48
Elephants Begone! – Bach’s Cello Suites Deconstructed and Reconstructed – Pieter Wispelwey at TanglewoodPieter Wispelwey, The Bach Cello Suites. Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood. Thursday, July 22, 8pm. I was …2010/07/28Music, The Best of 20102010-07-28 12:07:26
A Singer’s Notes 19: RememberingEverywhere around me leaving two great concerts at Tanglewood this week, the talk was of …2010/07/27A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-07-27 21:54:07
Ödön von Horváth’s Judgment Day, at Bard College’s SummerscapeÖdön von Horváth, Judgment Day Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin Cast: Herr Hudetz – Kevin O’Donnell …2010/07/23The Best of 2010, Theater2010-07-23 22:28:14
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the TMC Orchestra in Mahler’s Third Symphony at TanglewoodSaturday, July 17: Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Karen Cargill, alto …2010/07/21Music2010-07-21 01:21:58
Opening Night at Tanglewood: Michael Tilson Thomas serves Mahler and the BSO most splendidly in the “Resurrection” SymphonyOpening Night at Tanglewood Friday, July 9, 8:30 p.m. Shed Mahler, Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” …2010/07/21Music2010-07-21 00:29:49
Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, A co-production of Walking the Dog Theatre and PS21, directed by David AndersonThornton Wilder’s Our Town A co-production of Walking the Dog Theatre and PS21 Wednesday, July …2010/07/20Theater2010-07-20 00:36:40
A Singer’s Notes 18: Give My Ears a True FaceI would like to say something about Barrington Stage’s “Sweeney Todd” and the singing therein, …2010/07/18A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-07-18 23:39:10
Jeremy Denk, piano, at Tannery Pond Concerts, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 8 pmJeremy Denk, piano at Tannery Pond Concerts, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 8 pm Johann …2010/07/18Music2010-07-18 02:08:49
A Singer’s Notes 17: Great Things All OverDown in the splendid old Meeting House at New Marlborough, Kenneth Cooper, Ben Luxon, and …2010/07/15A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-07-15 19:29:38
The Gift of Music: The Uel Wade Music ScholarshipYou could drive through the center of Spencertown, New York in about the time it …2010/07/15Music2010-07-15 18:52:00
Emerson String Quartet with guest clarinetist David Shifrin, Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Tuesday July 6 at 8 pmEmerson String Quartet with guest clarinetist David Shifrin Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood, Tuesday July 6 at …2010/07/13Music2010-07-13 01:36:54
Daniel Harding, Renaud Capuçon, and the LSO play Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Bruckner’s SeventhLondon Symphony Orchestra 1 July 2010, Barbican Hall Renaud Capuçon – violin Daniel Harding – …2010/07/04A London Summer with Huntley Dent, Music2010-07-04 22:54:44
Everything but the Vuvuzela: Brazilian Music comes to Tannery Pond – Paula Robison, Romero Lubambo, Cyro Baptista Trio at the Tannery Pond Concerts  Paula Robison, Romero Lubambo, Cyro Baptista Trio at the Tannery Pond Concerts An evening …2010/06/27Music2010-06-27 21:46:09
A Singer’s Notes 16: Pélleas et MélisandeWhy has Debussy’s Mélisande become a mezzo-soprano role? Maybe David Mamet has given me the …2010/06/26A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-06-26 16:23:18
First Glimpse – A Glimmerglass Aperitif: Ives and Copland Teasers for the 2010 SeasonA Recital of Songs by Ives and Copland performed by Jamilyn Manning-White, soprano; Adam Fry, …2010/06/24Opera2010-06-24 16:49:59
Vermont Hippies! Photographs by Peter Simon and Rebecca Lepkoff at the Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT  Vermont Hippies: Photographs by Peter Simon and Rebecca Lepkoff, an exhibit of some forty …2010/06/22Photography2010-06-22 21:57:27
Changes and PassagesAs sundry acts of God and man are manifested, unexpected changes, substitutions, and permanent transitions …2010/06/14Uncategorized2010-06-14 19:00:40
Tanglewood: an updated 2010 Season Preview, and a Backwards Look at 2009 – James Levine not to appear.The news I have been expecting has now officially arrived: James Levine will withdraw from …2010/06/14Music2010-06-14 13:50:45
Memorable Day at Tannery Pond (reprinted courtesy of the Boston Musical Intelligencer)Inaugural concert of 2010 Concerts At Tannery Pond, Saturday, May 29, 2010, on the grounds of …2010/06/07Music2010-06-07 14:15:35
As the final concert of the Cantata Singers’ Schütz Season approaches, David Hoose talks about music in Boston, Choral music, and BachCantata Singers, May 14, 8 pm Heinrich Schütz: Opus ultimum – Schwanengesang Psalm 119 Psalm …2010/05/05Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-05-05 10:01:33
Minsoo Sohn in Beethoven, Liszt arrangements, Ravel, and Kirchner at Jordan Hall, Friday, April 30, at 8 pm.Minsoo Sohn plays Beethoven, Liszt arrangements, Ravel, and Kirchner at Jordan Hall, Friday, April 30, …2010/04/28Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-04-28 10:01:26
Spoils of Conquest: Crescendo Performs Latin American Choral Music (1600–2010) Saturday, April 17, 2010, First Congregational Church, Great Barrington, MassachusettsLatin American Baroque music by Juan Pérez de Bocanegra (c.1598–1631), Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (c.1590–1664), …2010/04/24Music2010-04-24 15:04:18
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael LewisThe Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis, W. W. Norton & Company, …2010/04/24Literature2010-04-24 10:37:06
A Passion for Bach: a composer’s greatness shines through at the Leipzig GewandhausEach spring, Easter offers us a time for family, a time for oversized rabbits, for …2010/04/12Music2010-04-12 20:37:21
Gruberova and Haider bring back Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux at the Bayerische StaatsoperRoberto Devereux Gaetano Donizetti Salvatore Cammarano (libretto) Bayerische Staatsoper Nationaltheater, March 8, 2010 to be …2010/04/12Berkshire Review in Germany, Opera2010-04-12 19:58:47
Now available: “Celebrating Carter’s Century,” music by Elliott Carter from the 2008 Festival of Contemporary Music at TanglewoodAn especially exciting bit of news was tucked away in the middle of the 2010-11 …2010/04/12Recordings2010-04-12 04:19:49
Landscapes of the Mind at the Williams College Museum of ArtLandscapes of the Mind Williams College Museum of Art January 30 through May 2, 2010 …2010/04/11Art2010-04-11 19:56:09
Spring Breaks, Musical Rests: The Bard College Conservatory of Music, Sunday April 4, 2009Edward Elgar, In the South (“Alassio”), Op. 50 George Perle, Concerto No. 1 for Piano …2010/04/08Music2010-04-08 22:54:10
TravelThe only real way to travel is to travel aimlessly, without a destination, purpose, or …2010/04/07Places2010-04-07 20:14:04
Mozart and Da Ponte’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische StaatsoperBayerische Staatsoper, Nationaltheater Sunday, March 7, 2010 Mozart/Da Ponte, Le Nozze di Figaro Conductor – …2010/04/05Berkshire Review in Germany, Opera2010-04-05 14:10:02
Chailly, Lortie, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra play Beethoven at Symphony Hall  Symphony Hall, February 25, 2010 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Riccardo Chailly, conductor Louis Lortie, piano …2010/04/05Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-04-05 10:10:28
Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen from Glyndebourne: Semi-Opera Made Whole, at Last  The Fairy Queen a semi-opera by Henry Purcell BAM March 25, 2010 based on …2010/04/03Opera, New York Arts2010-04-03 10:57:01
The Nose, Metropolitan Opera, NYCThe Nose by Dmitri Shostakovich Directed by William Kentridge Conducted by Valery Gergiev Metropolitan Opera, …2010/04/03Opera2010-04-03 05:12:24
A Singer’s Notes, 15: MasksGilbert and Sullivan is not my cup of tea. Its style wears a mask.  I can …2010/03/27A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-03-27 20:07:51
Frederic Rzewski at EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Saturday, March 20 at 8 pmThe pianist-composer performs a program of works for solo piano, including the early work “Dreams” …2010/03/25Music2010-03-25 02:39:40
Boston Baroque under Martin Pearlman play Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610Jordan Hall, Friday, February 19, 8:00 pm Claudio Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610 Boston Baroque Martin …2010/03/16Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-03-16 12:25:21
Myung-Whun Chung conducts the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in an All-Ravel ProgramOrchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Davies Hall, San Francisco Sunday, March 7, 2010 Myung-Whun Chung, …2010/03/15Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2010-03-15 12:44:51
Simon Keenlyside sings Schumann, Wolf, and Schubert at Alice TullyLincoln Center Great Performers Starr Theater, Alice Tully Hall Sunday Afternoon, February 28, 2010, at …2010/03/13Music2010-03-13 13:52:12
Maximum Stupid: Sydney’s Big Barangaroo Blowup“The Master Plan suggests an architecture that, despite its scale, will not overshadow any of …2010/03/04Architecture - Urban Design, Places, The Berkshire Review in Australia2010-03-04 18:00:08
Beethoven’s Third and Fourth Symphonies…Levine and the BSOBoston Symphony Orchestra James Levine, conductor Friday, February 19, 8 p.m. All-Beethoven Program Symphony No. …2010/02/26Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-02-26 22:58:16
Wild, but Not Crazy Enough: Scorsese’s Shutter IslandIt’s good news that somebody, let alone a director of Martin Scorsese’s calibre, has finally …2010/02/24Film2010-02-24 17:53:46
A Singer’s Notes, 13: Youth Is Not Wasted on the Young – of Così Fan Tutte, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Romeo and JulietCosi Fan Futte is an opera I have sung often so I looked forward to …2010/02/23A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Theater2010-02-23 12:43:03
Gil Rose talks to Michael Miller about contemporary music, BMOP, and the Opera Boston premiere of Madame White SnakeGil Rose is best known for his leadership of two high-profile Boston organizations, the Boston …2010/02/23Opera, Podcasts, Recordings, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-02-23 03:04:07
Renée Fleming, James Levine, and the Boston Symphony in Berg, Richard Strauss, and MahlerBoston Symphony Orchestra Friday, February 12, 8 p.m. James Levine, conductor Renée Fleming, soprano Berg, …2010/02/20Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-02-20 23:58:40
The Short, Fast Life of Jonathan Van AllenJonathan Van Allen’s family and staff had no time to grieve. The day after he …2010/02/20Places2010-02-20 23:05:05
Walton’s Violin Concerto and Holst’s “The Planets” at the San Francisco Symphony with Dutoit and BarantschikThe San Francisco Symphony Davies Hall, San Francisco Saturday, February 13, 2010 Charles Dutoit, Conductor …2010/02/16Music, The Berkshire Review in San Francisco2010-02-16 13:19:21
Vintage Beethoven, and a Rare Bruckner Varietal at Bard College, February 6, 2010American Symphony Orchestra Leon Botstein, Conductor Sosnoff Auditorium, Fisher Hall, Bard College Saturday, February 6, …2010/02/14Music2010-02-14 14:21:21
The Boston Symphony in the New Year: Levine ReturnsFriday, January 8, 1.30 pm Ton Koopman, conductor and harpsichord Yo-Yo Ma, cello Haydn, Symphony …2010/02/10Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-02-10 20:29:20
Sitting under the piano…It is a dark object that keeps its softness, a ponderous roof, and a gentle.  When you sit …2010/02/06A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-02-06 15:50:10
Two Little Battlers: Alasdair McGregor, Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony GriffinAlasdair McGregor, Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony …2010/02/06The Berkshire Review in Australia2010-02-06 01:11:19
Riccardo Chailly talks to Michael Miller about his upcoming tour of the United States with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and more.  Riccardo Chailly, not only one of the great conductors of our time, but one …2010/02/03Music, Podcasts2010-02-03 23:36:57
Sir Colin Davis conducts James Macmillan’s St. John Passion with the BSOBoston Symphony Orchestra Friday, January 22, 8 p.m. James Macmillan, St. John Passion (American premiere; …2010/01/28Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-01-28 16:49:24
Berkshire Bach Society’s New Year’s Brandenburgs 2010 with Kenneth Cooper at the Troy Savings Bank Music HallBach at New Year’s 2009-2010: The Six Brandenburg Concerti January 2, 2010 • 4 pm …2010/01/27Music2010-01-27 15:49:54
Mahler and Inspiration: Benjamin Zander at Albany’s Palace TheaterJohann Strauss II,  Kaiser-Walzer op. 437 Gustav Mahler, Fifth Symphony The Albany Symphony Orchestra It …2010/01/25Music2010-01-25 21:13:37
Irish Travellers, Tinkers No More: Photographs and Traveller, a film by Alen MacWeeney (UPDATED, including audio: Traveller Liam Weldon sings “The Blue Tar Road”)Traveller Liam Weldon sings “The Blue Tar Road”: player below. Irish Travellers, Tinkers No More …2010/01/23New York Arts, Photography2010-01-23 23:00:23
Sadness—The Cantata Singers and MoreThe Cantata Singers conductor, David Hoose John Harbison: “We do not live to ourselves” “My …2010/01/23Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-01-23 17:25:32
James MacMillan, St John Passion: London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, conductorJames MacMillan, St John Passion (for a review of the BSO performance, click here) London …2010/01/22Music2010-01-22 00:35:22
Master Drawings New York 2010Master Drawings New York 2010 Preview: Friday January 22, 4pm to 9pm Galleries open: Saturday January 23 …2010/01/21Art2010-01-21 01:33:02
A Singer’s Notes, 11: New Year’s Blessings and my Favorites from ’09The holidays are over in my rural kingdom of music and art, and there were …2010/01/18A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-01-18 22:52:27
A Singer’s Notes, 10: Menotti the ModernIs there any 20th century composer less comfortable to contemporary tastes than Menotti? A rehashed Romantic, they …2010/01/18A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2010-01-18 21:25:49
Thoughts on Schumann and the 2nd SymphonyBach – Thou Beethoven – We Mahler – Me Stravinsky – It J.S. Bach’s music, …2010/01/15Music2010-01-15 12:20:09
Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in Webern, Mozart, and SchumannNew York Philharmonic Avery Fisher Hall Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 30, …2010/01/13Music, New York Arts2010-01-13 22:07:46
Music Small and Large, Boston, Fall 2009Boston is full of excellent musicians who give concerts in various configurations of established chamber …2010/01/12Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-01-12 22:56:26
David Hoose talks to Michael Miller about his education, about conducting and conductors, the BSO, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, and Gustavo DudamelDavid Hoose continues his conversation with Michael Miller about his education, about conducting and conductors, …2010/01/08Music, Podcasts, The Berkshire Review in Boston2010-01-08 02:38:36
Letter from Holland: Organ Concert at the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam – Saskia Roures plays works of Byrd, Caroso, Bach, and BuxtehudeHolland is known as an incubator of the movement to restore the use of historically …2010/01/06Music2010-01-06 15:11:58
Tannery Pond 2010, the Twentieth Anniversary Season, with a look back at 2009Over the past few years, my enthusiasm for the Tannery Pond Concerts has been no …2010/01/05Music2010-01-05 23:57:15
A New Acquisition for the Clark: Théodore Rousseau’s La Ferme dans les LandesAt a time when many institutions are seriously discussing deaccessioning and other radical means of …2010/01/04Art2010-01-04 22:03:24
AvatarUntil reading Manohla Dargis’ review in the New York Times, I had no intention of …2009/12/26Film2009-12-26 14:38:18
György Kepes: a Polaroid and a ReminiscenceThis hypnotic light graphic, which was commissioned by the Polaroid Corporation, was done using a …2009/12/25Photography2009-12-25 04:51:24
Season’s Greetings from the Berkshire Review for the Arts2009/12/24Places2009-12-24 18:18:55
Commentary: Here and There… of Anthropology at Home and AbroadThe ethnographic films of Robert Gardner and anthropology in general resonate quite powerfully with me, …2009/12/24Extra Transfer, Film, Places2009-12-24 01:33:06
Christmas, 1559A hundred small fires light up the close. Animals are everywhere.  Sheep cries. At the …2009/12/23A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2009-12-23 22:25:11
Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937  Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937 Organized by the Foundation …2009/12/17Photography2009-12-17 02:20:47
A Singer’s Notes, 9: Ben…Benjamin Luxon in Stravinsky’s Soldier’s TaleStravinskys Soldier’s Tale is a recalcitrant work, its center always just out of reach It is …2009/12/14A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2009-12-14 03:23:17
Entertainment for the Passengers of a Ship Amongst Icebergs: The Ten Best Films of the DecadeEveryone likes a top ten list, especially when the paragraph which precedes the list is …2009/12/14Film2009-12-14 02:49:40
Robert Gardner, Human Documents: Eight PhotographersAnthropological photographs are boxes within boxes. Most tribal cultures are dependent on the control of …2009/12/08Photography, New York Arts2009-12-08 02:29:04
Nicholas Martin will be leaving the Williamstown Theatre Festival at the end of next season.Nicholas Martin, 71, the director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival since 2008, will leave at …2009/12/08Theater2009-12-08 01:12:12
A Singer’s Notes, 8: On Handel’s MessiahHow many times have you heard “Messiah” sung? I reckon I have sung it at …2009/12/04A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2009-12-04 03:08:46
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, from the 
American Shakespeare Center, at UMass AmherstWilliam Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Director – Jim Warren American Shakespeare Center Bowker Auditorium, University …2009/12/04Theater2009-12-04 02:34:44
Some True Things Arranged Deceptively – a ScreenplayNote: To be shot in 70mm, black and white. FADE IN: INT. AIRPORT CORRIDOR – …2009/12/02Extra Transfer, Film, Places2009-12-02 03:19:45
Handel’s Acis and Galatea in its 1718 Chamber Version, presented by The Boston Early Music FestivalGeorge Frideric Handel, Acis and Galatea in the original 1718 chamber version Saturday, November 28, …2009/12/02Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-12-02 00:47:08
A Singer’s Notes, 7: Three mezzos (and three more)Our area is the best in the country for hearing young singers. If you go …2009/11/26A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Music2009-11-26 16:19:47
Superior Donuts, The Music Box Theater, Broadway, NYCSuperior Donuts By Tracy Letts Directed by Tina Landau The Music Box Theater, New York …2009/11/24Theater2009-11-24 15:00:14
Radio City—A Great Escape?Why do we go to the theater? To learn? To be inspired? To infuse our …2009/11/24Dance2009-11-24 00:30:13
Acis as Genius of Cannons“Consult the genius of the place in all; That tells the waters or to rise, …2009/11/23Extra Transfer, Opera, Places, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-11-23 18:04:30
Music for Civility and Civil Defense: Crescendo Performs Georg Philipp TelemannConcert November 15, 2009 – First Congregational Church, Great Barrington, MA Concerto in C-Minor, TWV …2009/11/20Music2009-11-20 17:31:56
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic play Brahms and Schoenberg at Carnegie HallCarnegie Hall, November 11-13, 2009 1. Berliner Philharmoniker Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor …2009/11/19Music, New York Arts2009-11-19 00:57:03
Angela Gheorghiu at the Royal Festival Hall – Introducing our new London correspondent, Gabriel KellettAngela Gheorghiu at the Royal Festival Hall November 10th, 2009 Leonard Bernstein: Candide – Overture …2009/11/13Opera, The Berkshire Review in London2009-11-13 02:39:11
Ensemble Rebel’s Concert: “Kingdoms and Viceroys: Music of Spain and its Dominions”November 8, 2009, at the Bedford NY Presbyterian Church Ensemble Rebel: Jorg-Michael Schwartz and Karen …2009/11/13Music2009-11-13 01:30:05
Das Reichsorchester: The Berlin Philharmonic and the Third Reich, A film by Enrique Sánchez LanschThe Reichsorchester: The Berlin Philharmonic and the Third Reich, A film by Enrique Sánchez Lansch …2009/11/12Music2009-11-12 18:42:52
The Future of Collecting: Masterpiece 2010, London, with a look at Old Master WeekI had an extremely interesting conversation the other day with Thomas Woodham-Smith, the Director of …2009/11/10Uncategorized2009-11-10 15:44:28
The Cantata Singers’ Schütz Season Opens with Schütz, Distler, Bach, and SchoenbergThe Cantata Singers David Hoose, conductor Jordan Hall, November 7, 2009 Sonja Tengblad, Lisa Lynch, …2009/11/09Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-11-09 01:00:36
A Singer’s Notes, 6: West Toward HomeListen to Earl Eddy’s Favorite, played by Vic Kibler (fiddle), and  Paul Van Arsdale (dulcimer), from Vic Kibler: …2009/11/05A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2009-11-05 22:23:56
David Hoose, Music Director of The Cantata Singers, Boston, talks to Michael Miller, with a Season PreviewThe Cantata Singers of Boston will begin their 2009-10 season on November 6 at Jordan …2009/11/01Music, Podcasts, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-11-01 02:50:22
Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet, Atlantic Theater Company NYCTwo Unrelated Plays by David Mamet: Keep Your Pantheon and School Directed by Neil Pepe …2009/10/31Theater2009-10-31 19:47:37
Beauty and the Beast: South Berkshire Concerts present Schoenberg, Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc The Proteus Ensemble, Hai-Ting Chinn, Mezzo-SopranoClaude Debussy: Syrinx, Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune (arranged by James Johnston) Francis Poulenc: Le …2009/10/29Music2009-10-29 14:11:26
Royall Tyler’s The Contrast at The Metropolitan Playhouse, New York: the very earliest of American plays lives on!The Contrast by Royall Tyler The Metropolitan Playhouse, New York October 17, 2009 Now in …2009/10/29Theater2009-10-29 12:28:02
Rossini’s Tancredi at Opera Boston  Tancredi by Gioacchino Rossini Conducted by Gil Rose Directed by Kristine McIntyre Scenic and …2009/10/29Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-10-29 03:05:06
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Opens the BSO Beethoven Symphony CycleBoston Symphony Orchestra Friday, October 23, 1:30 pm Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor (replacing James Levine) …2009/10/28Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-10-28 00:44:31
Classics Declassified: Leon Botstein’s Tour of the Beethoven Symphonies with the ASO at Peter Norton Symphony Space, New YorkFor some reason that escapes me 2009 has become a “Beethoven year,” or at least …2009/10/27Music, New York Arts2009-10-27 00:32:07
A Singer’s Notes, 5: The Roar of the GreasepaintAbout two decades ago, big music schools decided that music theatre wasn’t all that bad. …2009/10/22A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Music2009-10-22 00:54:52
Basically Beethoven at Bard College with new works by Farberman and RanLudwig van Beethoven: Symphony #1 in C-Major, Opus 21; Symphony #2 in D-Major, Opus 36 …2009/10/20Music2009-10-20 15:09:46
Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Renaissance Center Theater Company, Amherst, MAFrancis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle Director: Nathaniel Leonard Renaissance Center Theater Company …2009/10/18Theater2009-10-18 00:32:45
William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well, National Theatre (London), NT Live TelecastWilliam Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well Director – Marianne Elliott Designer – Rae Smith Lighting …2009/10/17Theater2009-10-17 12:51:38
The Berkshire Review for the Arts, now beginning its third year, thanks its readers.The summer is over. In the Berkshires it is hard to ignore the equinox. Rituals …2009/10/14Berkshire Review2009-10-14 03:02:35
Claudio Monteverdi, L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Boston Early Music Festival, 2009L’Incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Libretto by Francesco …2009/10/13Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-10-13 23:57:40
A Singer’s Notes, 4: From "Live in HD" to Christmas Shopping to Angels…and Walter FryeLo, I am with you always. Sometimes I think all is lost. Mostly when I …2009/10/07A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler2009-10-07 21:56:33
At Tannery Pond: Joan Kwuon, violin, and Teddy Robie, pianist, in Copland, Ravel, and FranckTannery Pond Concerts Saturday, October 3, 2009 Joan Kwuon, violinist Teddy Robie, pianist Aaron Copland …2009/10/06Music2009-10-06 01:36:45
Bach on the Piano: Simone Dinnerstein plays for the Berkshire Bach SocietyBerkshire Bach Society Presents Simone Dinnerstein Playing J. S. Bach Saturday October 3 at Daniel …2009/10/05Music2009-10-05 23:20:07
Plectra, Plectra: Harpsichord Festival at Simon’s Rock, September 26, 2009Concertos for multiple harpsichords, strings, and solo harpsichord works by J. S. Bach, Christian Erbach, …2009/10/02Music2009-10-02 02:43:24
A Singer's Notes, 1: Two Young Singers – Kara Cornell and Devon GuthrieTwo marvelous young singers are appearing in our area. If you want to see what …2009/09/25A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Opera2009-09-25 17:31:38
A Singer's Notes, 3: The Slavic Center – of Norman Treigle and The Philadelphia OrchestraHere I am riding home on a dark, late summer night. The windows are down, …2009/09/25A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Music, Opera2009-09-25 16:45:16
A Singer's Notes 2: Meistersinger ReduxAll my performing life Die Meistersinger has been more a polemic than a performance. It …2009/09/25A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Richard Wagner2009-09-25 14:23:28
The Seattle Ring 2009Richard Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen Seattle Opera House, Speight Jenkins General Director Conductor, Robert …2009/09/14Richard Wagner, The Berkshire Review on the West Coast2009-09-14 00:24:31
The New Rigged Ship: Reinmar Seidler, cello, and Jacqueline Schwab, piano, at PS 21, Chatham, NYThe New Rigged Ship: Reinmar Seidler, cello, and Jacqueline Schwab, piano at PS 21, Chatham, …2009/09/09Music2009-09-09 23:23:00
Lucy MacGillis, paintings, at the Hoadley Gallery, Lenox, Ravello Series, July 9 – Aug. 4Hoadley Gallery, 21 Church Street, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240 413.637.2814 · 413.443.4713 fax http://www.hoadleygallery.com Lucy MacGillis …2009/09/09Art2009-09-09 12:01:23
Menotti’s The Consul at Glimmerglass OperaThe Consul Glimmerglass Opera
, Cooperstown, NY August 9th, 2009 Music and Libretto: Gian Carlo Menotti …2009/09/08Opera2009-09-08 14:44:42
The Collector of Worlds: A Novel of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Iliya TroyanovThe Collector of Worlds: A Novel of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Iliya Troyanov translated …2009/09/04Literature2009-09-04 22:23:52
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas by the New Opera at Williamstown and the New York Collective of the Performing Arts in BostonHenry Purcell (1659-1695) Dido And Aeneas (1689 or earlier) Tragic Opera In Three Acts Libretto …2009/09/04Opera2009-09-04 21:53:00
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Glimmerglass, a Theatrical ViewPurcell’s Dido and Aeneas Music: Henry Purcell Libretto: Nahum Tate Director: Jonathan Miller Conductor: Michael …2009/09/04Opera2009-09-04 21:43:15
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at Glimmerglass, a Singer’s ViewPurcell’s Dido and Aeneas Music: Henry Purcell Libretto: Nahum Tate Director:  Jonathan Miller Conductor: Michael …2009/09/04A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Opera2009-09-04 21:26:51
Wagner Bash: Bard’s Triumphant Solution to the Wagner ProblemWagner’s own extracts, arrangements, and sequences from the operas: Parsifal: Prelude to Act I, Finale …2009/09/04Bard Music Festival, Richard Wagner2009-09-04 11:37:32
Die Geierwally at the Bromberger Waldbühne in Bromberg, AustriaDie Geierwally at the Bromberger Waldbühne in Bromberg, Austria Cast Die Geierwally – Bernadette Abendstein …2009/09/01Theater, New York Arts2009-09-01 15:22:50
Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, directed by David LeveauxArcadia by Tom Stoppard at the Duke of York’s Theatre Directed by David Leveaux Samantha …2009/08/30Theater2009-08-30 03:25:05
Movies Used to Be Flammable: A Review of the New Film, Inglourious BasterdsGreat films, like big fish with teeth, have a disturbing tendency to obliterate lesser films. …2009/08/26Film2009-08-26 02:59:30
Got Wagner? – Wagner and the Choral TraditionSaturday, August 15, 2009 Wagner and his World: Program III. Bard Festival Chorale, James Bagwell, …2009/08/21Bard Music Festival, Richard Wagner2009-08-21 12:32:05
Matthias Goerne and Christoph Eschenbach in Late SchubertRavinia Festival Matthias Goerne, baritone Christoph Eschenbach, piano Franz Schubert: Monday, 27 July, Die Schöne …2009/08/17Music2009-08-17 17:03:57
Gioachino Rossini, Semiramide – Bel Canto at Caramoor – Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Will Crutchfield, conductorGioachino Rossini, Semiramide Bel Canto at Caramoor Friday, July 31, 2009, 8:00pm ~ Venetian Theater …2009/08/16Opera2009-08-16 00:42:19
Concupiscent Consumption: La Traviata at GlimmerglassGiuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, and directed by Jonathan Miller Glimmerglass …2009/08/13Opera2009-08-13 16:17:44
Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots: French Grand Opera Comes to Bard.Les Huguenots Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer Libretto by Eugène Scribe and Émile Deschamps American Symphony …2009/08/10Bard Music Festival, New York Arts, Opera2009-08-10 12:25:39
Remembering MichaelRemembering Michael I first talked to Michael Steinberg on stage. The work was Schoenberg’s massive …2009/08/06A Singer's Notes by Keith Kibler, Music2009-08-06 12:10:54
Pond-Crossing, Cross-Dressing, and Theatrical Cross-Training: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Walking the Dog, August 6–20William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Hudson’s Walking the dog Theater and Chatham’s PS/21 collaborative production with …2009/08/06Theater2009-08-06 01:32:20
The Torch-Bearers
 by George Kelly, Williamstown Theatre Festival, July 29 – August 9The Torch-Bearers by George Kelly adapted and directed by Dylan Baker Becky Ann Baker – …2009/08/04Theater2009-08-04 11:45:48
Henry Purcell, The Fairy Queen, Glyndebourne Festival Opera at the PromsBBC Proms no. 7, July 21, 2009 Glyndebourne Festival Opera Henry Purcell, The Fairy Queen …2009/08/04Opera2009-08-04 11:16:29
Aeschylus’ Oresteia at Bard, translated by Ted Hughes, directed by Gregory ThompsonManibus E. T. V. The Oresteia by Aeschylus Agamemnon, Choephoroi, and The Eumenides A Translation …2009/08/03Bard Music Festival, Theater2009-08-03 02:08:14
Bernstein’s Candide at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, starring Julian WhitleyBerkshire Theatre Festival, July 11 – August 15 Candide Music by Leonard Bernstein Book adapted …2009/07/27Opera, Theater2009-07-27 16:25:52
SECRET CENTURY 
Greylock Arts and Pure Theory, Adams, Massachusetts through August 27th 2009SECRET CENTURY 
Greylock Arts and Pure Theory, Adams, Massachusetts through August 27th 2009 (THE DNA-PHOTON …2009/07/27Art2009-07-27 12:49:59
Selig sind die Toten – What Schütz Taught BrahmsJohannes Brahms: A German Requiem, Opus 45 Saturday, July 25, 200 The Boston Symphony Orchestra, …2009/07/27Music2009-07-27 11:50:15
Award-winning Playwright A. R. Gurney brings Ancestral Voices to Shakespeare & Company: A Photo GalleryAward-winning Playwright A.R. Gurney brings Ancestral Voices to Shakespeare & Company   One-Night Only Benefit Performance …2009/07/26Theater2009-07-26 09:55:02
Duet for One, by Tom KempinskiVaudeville Theatre Until 1 August 2009 Creative Team: Director – Matthew Lloyd Designer – Lez …2009/07/24Theater2009-07-24 17:41:34
The Brentano String Quartet at Tannery Pond Monteverdi, Haydn, and BeethovenTannery Pond Concerts, July 4, 2009 Brentano String Quartet Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violinists;
Misha …2009/07/21Music2009-07-21 15:10:42
Dorian Gray Choreographed by Matthew Bourne, Sadler’s Wells TheatreSupermodels gone Wilde. At first glance there doesn’t seem to be much that would attract …2009/07/21Dance2009-07-21 09:53:23
Tanglewood, Mozart and Mahler with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
 James Levine and Leon FleisherTanglewood, Friday, July 17, 8:30 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra James Levine, conductor Leon Fleisher, piano …2009/07/20Music2009-07-20 13:08:00
A Major Minor: Mozart, Mahler & MRIs. Tanglewood, July 17, 2009Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K.488, Leon Fleisher, Piano; James Levine, Conductor; …2009/07/20Music2009-07-20 11:19:54
Knickerbocker, 
by Jonathan Marc Sherman, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, July 8 – 19Williamstown Theatre Festival, July 8 – 19 Knickerbocker by Jonathan Marc Sherman directed by Nicholas …2009/07/17Theater2009-07-17 00:32:43
What would “Die Meistersinger” sound like on a cruise ship?Tanglewood, Saturday, July 11, 8:30 p.m. Music Shed Richard Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Act …2009/07/12Richard Wagner2009-07-12 15:16:55
Williamstown Theatre Festival 2009, Opening Night: Children by A. R. GurneyChildren by A. R. Gurney Directed by John Tillinger Sets by James Noone Lighting by …2009/07/08Theater2009-07-08 01:10:09
Aston Magna Festival Celebrating Joseph Haydn and J. S. BachDominique Labelle, soprano Stephen Hammer, baroque oboe Daniel Stepner and Nancy Wilson, baroque violins David …2009/07/06Music2009-07-06 19:57:15
Christian Tetzlaff and James Levine at Tanglewood: Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps and Brahms’ Violin ConcertoTanglewood, Sunday, July 5, 2:30 p.m. Koussevitzky Music Shed Boston Symphony Orchestra James Levine, conductor …2009/07/06Music2009-07-06 01:10:04
Moist and Interior: Bach, Schumann, and BeethovenStephen Kovacevich at Tanglewood, Ozawa Hall, Thursday, July 2, 8 p.m. Bach, Partita No. 4, …2009/07/04Music2009-07-04 19:05:07
Opening Night at Tanglewood, James Levine, conductor,
 Yefim Bronfman, piano: 
All-Tchaikovsky Program
Opening Night at Tanglewood Friday, July 3, 8:30 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra James Levine, conductor …2009/07/04Music2009-07-04 02:57:11
Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain, Barrington Stage CompanyJune 10 through July 3 at BSC’s Stage 2 Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. …2009/07/02Theater2009-07-02 06:06:05
Emerson String Quartet at Tanglewood, Friday, June 26, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall
Emerson String Quartet Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer violins, Lawrence Dutton viola, David Finckel cello, …2009/06/29Music2009-06-29 21:38:30
Juilliard String Quartet play Haydn Op. 20 at TanglewoodTanglewood, Seiji Ozawa Hall, Sunday, June 28, 2:30 pm Juilliard String Quartet All-Haydn Program Sun …2009/06/28Music2009-06-28 21:12:46
The Royals We Love to HateBoston Early Music Festival and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Mahaiwe Theater, Great Barrington, …2009/06/26Opera2009-06-26 01:20:14
Carousel, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Barrington Stage CompanyJune 17, 2009 – July 11, 2009 Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by …2009/06/26Theater2009-06-26 00:53:54
Duett – inspired by Heiner Müller’s “Quartett” and Søren Kierkegaard’s “Either/Or” – Concocted by Amy Stebbins – At the Loeb Ex (A.R.T.), Cambridgetranslated from the German by John-Henry Nijenhaus and Amy Stebbins concocted by Amy Stebbins starring …2009/06/25Theater2009-06-25 12:30:41
It’s All in the Presentation: A New Look at SchopenhauerArthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Presentation—trans. Richard E. Aquila in collaboration with David …2009/06/24Literature, Richard Wagner2009-06-24 01:51:42
The Virgil Thomson Project at the Norfolk Festival: A Celebration of an American Musical LifeThe life and work of Virgil Thomson will be the focal point of the 2009 …2009/06/22Music2009-06-22 18:07:34
At Tannery Pond: Saturday, June 13th. Misha and Cipa Dichter in works by Dvorak, Schubert, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Copland, and LisztAntonín Dvorák (1841-1904) From the Bohemian Forest, Opus 59: Five Legends, for piano, four-hands Franz …2009/06/18Music2009-06-18 00:33:47
Music Mountain, Sunday, June 14 – 80th Season Opening Benefit Concert: Peter Serkin and Madalyn and Cicely Parnas Play Bridge, Schubert, and BrahmsPeter Serkin, Piano Madalyn Parnas, Violin Cicely Parnas, Cello Frank Bridge, Three Miniatures for Piano …2009/06/17Music2009-06-17 00:00:18
Don Giovanni at the Met x 2Metropolitan Opera House Don Giovanni Mozart-Da Ponte Conductor – Louis Langrée Continuo: Dennis Giauque, Harpsichord …2009/06/01Opera2009-06-01 10:25:23
Mozart, Don Giovanni, Boston Lyric Opera, April 26th, 2009Conductor –  Anthony Barrese Stage Director – Tazewell Thompson* Set Designer – Donald Eastman* Costume …2009/05/31Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-05-31 17:00:37
Tannery Pond Concerts Season Opening: Carter Brey cello and Christopher O’Riley pianoTannery Pond Concerts, May 24, 3 pm Carter Brey cello and Christopher O’Riley piano Richard …2009/05/31Music2009-05-31 16:02:36
Shakespeare and Company, Romeo and Julietdirected by Jonathan Croy Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, May 21 – June 7 Benjamin Brinton, …2009/05/30Theater2009-05-30 01:52:55
Wagner Today and Forever[Reprinted with thanks from From Beyond the Stave, The Boydell & Brewer Music Blog, originally …2009/05/29Richard Wagner2009-05-29 12:56:34
After Bomarzo…  Just as the last major events of the spring season approached, including the final …2009/05/29Places2009-05-29 02:31:59
Lully’s Psyché by the Boston Early Music Festival, 2007, now on CDPsyché (1678), tragédie, by Thomas Corneille called de Lisle (1625 – 1709), Bernard le Bouvier …2009/05/28Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-05-28 02:22:42
The Hudson River Valley Photographed, Two Views: Greg Miller and Stan LichensThe Hudson River: A Great American Treasure Photographed by Greg Miller, Foreword by Bill McKibben, …2009/05/26New York Arts, Photography2009-05-26 23:00:30
Boston Early Music Festival Presents Two One-Act Chamber Operas: John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s, ActéonBoston Early Music Festival presents the First of New Chamber Opera Series: two one-act operas …2009/05/22Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-05-22 02:24:08
Metflix: Popcorn, Raisinettes, and Grand Opera: Wagner’s Rheingold – HD opera from the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, ValenciaThree aquatic maidens, whose squirt-gun breasts hose down a lurking sexual predator, are hoisted above …2009/05/17Richard Wagner2009-05-17 21:21:34
Mozart Season 2009: Symphonies from Levine, Botstein, and MackerrasScottish Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor Linn Records CKD 308 (Winner of the 2009 …2009/05/17Music2009-05-17 01:59:20
NEW!!! The Eclipse Mill Newsletter (North Adams, MA)New from the Eclipse Mill, thanks to Michelle Silva, a newsletter to keep you posted …2009/05/04Art2009-05-04 05:34:48
All-Natural, Free-Ranging Baroque at Simon’s Rock, April 26, 2009.Baroque chamber music with Larry Wallach, Lucy Bardo and Stephen Hammer. For twenty-five years audiences …2009/05/01Music2009-05-01 13:35:24
Welcome to the new Berkshire Review for the ArtsWelcome to the new Berkshire Review for the Arts, which will be easier and more …2009/04/30Uncategorized2009-04-30 00:00:13
The Best Minds of our Generation…Patti Smith, Philip Glass, and Allen Ginsberg at the City WineryOn Palm Sunday at the City Winery, it was a great honor to see two …2009/04/28Music2009-04-28 04:49:48
Emmanuel Music – Bach, St. Matthew Passion; John Harbison, conductor; April 5, 2009; Schütz, St. Matthew Passion; April 10, 2009Bach’s St. Matthew Passion functions as religious music, presenting the trial and crucifixion of Christ, …2009/04/20Music, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-04-20 06:28:34
Summer Theatre Festivals – A GuideWilliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge   Barrington Stage Company, Great Barrington   …2009/04/14Theater2009-04-14 18:39:11
Mozart/Da Ponte, Le Nozze di Figaro, the debut of the Capital Opera Company, AlbanyWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro Lorenzo Da Ponte, libretto The Capital Opera Company …2009/04/14Music, Opera2009-04-14 11:46:51
Mendelssohn 200: Crescendo sings rare gems from frère et soeurMendelssohn Bicentennial: Crescendo presents rarely heard gems from frère et soeur March 21, 2009, First …2009/04/12Music2009-04-12 19:50:06
A Tourist at the Opera, A Visitor’s Impression of the Northern BerkshiresA Tourist at the Opera, A Visitor’s Impression of the Northern Berkshires, March 2009 (Click …2009/04/01Places2009-04-01 19:33:37
Artists Without Borders – Brill Gallery: Rydygier, Fujinami, GablerArtists Without Borders Brill Gallery, Eclipse Mill, North Adams, February 1, 2009 – May 31, …2009/04/01Art2009-04-01 18:48:49
John Harbison, Winter’s Tale (1974, rev. 1991)John Harbison, Winter’s Tale (1974, rev. 1991) First complete performance of the revised version Opera …2009/03/30Music, Opera, The Berkshire Review in Boston2009-03-30 13:10:04
Sol LeWitt III: The ABCDs of Sol Lewitt  The ABCDs of Sol Lewitt at the Williams College Museum of Art, November 14, …2009/03/13Art2009-03-13 21:27:07
Joanna Gabler, Kreutzer Series: Gallery  (Click Here to see the gallery.) After hearing Ani Kavafian and Mihae Lee’s recital …2009/03/13Art2009-03-13 01:30:41
Uncle Vanya, Classic Stage Company, NYCUncle Vanya Maggie Gyllenhaal and Denis O’Hare in Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov Translated by …2009/03/08Theater2009-03-08 00:00:25

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