Sarah LaDuke http://wamc.org en Nico Muhly's "Aston Magna" Commission http://wamc.org/post/nico-muhlys-aston-magna-commission <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Founded by Lee Elman and the late Albert Fuller, the Aston Magna Music Festival, now under the musical direction of Daniel Stepner, is America’s oldest annual summer festival devoted to music performed on period instruments.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 95058 at http://wamc.org Nico Muhly's "Aston Magna" Commission Kate Burton And Campbell Scott - Selected Shorts At The Mahaiwe 7/19 http://wamc.org/post/kate-burton-and-campbell-scott-selected-shorts-mahaiwe-719 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Symphony Space's <em>Selected Shorts</em> returns to <a href="http://www.mahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA this Saturday, July 19th at 8pm. The theme of the evening will be Wishes and Dreams.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Stage and screen stars Kate Burton, Jane Curtin and Campbell Scott perform great short stories at this taping for the hit public radio series.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Sarah LaDuke 95035 at http://wamc.org Kate Burton And Campbell Scott - Selected Shorts At The Mahaiwe 7/19 John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/john-patrick-shanleys-danish-widow-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>John Patrick Shanley is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright, Oscar winning screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His works include <em>Moonstruck</em>, <em>Joe Versus the Volcano</em>, <em>Welcome to The Moon</em>, <em>Savage in Limbo</em>, <em>Outside Mullingar</em>, <em>Doubt: A Parable</em>&nbsp;- for stage, the title shortened to <em>Doubt</em> when it was adapted to film.</p><p>His new play, <em>The Danish Widow</em>, opens tonight in the Hallie Flanagan-Davis <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It’s the third mainstage show of the New York Stage and Film summer season.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94975 at http://wamc.org John Patrick Shanley's "The Danish Widow" At Powerhouse "Smokey Joe's Café" At Capital Rep http://wamc.org/post/smokey-joes-caf-capital-rep <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Smokey Joe’s Café</em> - a musical revue featuring primarily the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It has the distinction of being longest running revue on Broadway.</p><p>Better than that, though, it has just a ton of incredibly fun and iconic songs.</p><p><a href="http://www.capitalrep.org">Capital Repertory Theatre</a> in Albany, NY presents <em>Smokey Joe’s Café</em> Tuesday, July 15 to Sunday, August 10 and we are fortunate to be joined at The Linda by that production's musical director, Benet Braun and cast members Christopher Brasfield, Justin Scott Brown, Laura D’andre, Lulu Fall, Gizel Jimenez, Jannie Jones, Benjamin Mapp, Correy West, Jason Veasey.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94651 at http://wamc.org "Smokey Joe's Café" At Capital Rep "Going Deep With David Rees" Premieres On NatGeo http://wamc.org/post/going-deep-david-rees-premieres-natgeo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Cartoonist, Comedian, and Artisanal Pencil Sharpener, <a href="http://www.artisanalpencilsharpening.com/">David Rees</a> is the host of a new show, <a href="http://www.channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/going-deep-with-david-rees/"><em>Going Deep With David Rees</em></a>, which premieres tonight on the National Geographic Channel.</p><p>In each episode of the show, David and his team consult with experts on how to excel at seemingly simple day-to-day tasks like how to tie your shoes, swat a fly, dig a hole, and, make an ice cube.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:35:44 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94780 at http://wamc.org "Going Deep With David Rees" Premieres On NatGeo "In Your Arms" At Powerhouse http://wamc.org/post/your-arms-powerhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>In Your Arms</em> is a new play with love-themed vignettes written by Douglas Carter Bean, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage and Alfred Urhy.</p><p>Christopher Gattelli, the Tony Award-winning choreographer of <em>Newsies</em> and <em>South Pacific</em>, and composer Stephen Flaherty (<em>Ragtime</em>, <em>Once on This Island</em>) bring the vignettes to life through music and dance - using the stories penned by the playwrights but not their words.</p><p><em>In Your Arms</em> is the second Mainstage show of this summer’s New York Stage and Film <a href="http://www.powerhouse.vassar.edu">Powerhouse Theatre</a> season at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.</p><p>Christopher Gattelli joins us.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94619 at http://wamc.org "In Your Arms" At Powerhouse "The Measure Of All Things" Live Doc Presentation At MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/measure-all-things-live-doc-presentation-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.samgreen.to/">Sam Green</a> is an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker.</p><p>For his most recent film, <a href="http://www.measureofthings.com/"><em>The Measure of All Things</em></a>, he was inspired by our collective fascination with <em>The Guinness Book of World Records</em> and traveled across the world to gather footage of record-holding (and nearly record-holding) people and places. The result is a fascinating “live documentary” film and performance featuring video, Green’s live narration and an original live score composed and performed by indie-classical chamber ensemble <a href="http://www.ymusicensemble.com/">yMusic</a>.</p><p>This special live-documentary experience will be presented at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA this Saturday at 8:30pm.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:48:49 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94521 at http://wamc.org "The Measure Of All Things" Live Doc Presentation At MASS MoCA Music Haven Concert Series Celebrates 25 Years http://wamc.org/post/music-haven-concert-series-celebrates-25-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.musichavenstage.org">Music Haven Concert Series</a> is celebrating 25 years of presenting world-class concerts in Schenectady, NY. This season they’ll present Eileen Ivers, Conjunto Chappottin y Sus Estrellas, James Cotton, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, and Ghost Train Orchestra.</p><p>All their shows are scheduled to take place in Schenectady's Central Park on the Agnes MacDonald Music Haven Stage – with a rain-site at Proctors in case of inclement weather.</p><p>Eileen Ivers has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin” and will perform this coming Sunday with special guest, Annalivia.</p><p>Music Haven will further celebrate 25 years with a “Blues Sunday” gala dinner in advance of their July 27th concert featuring James Cotton.</p><p>Mona Golub is the Music Haven Concert Series producing artistic director and she joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94329 at http://wamc.org Music Haven Concert Series Celebrates 25 Years Tanglewood - Jason Alexander http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-jason-alexander <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Singer, dancer, and master of comedic timing, Jason Alexander is best known for his appearances on television and in film. <em>Seinfeld</em>’s George Costanza is also a Broadway veteran who won the Tony-Award for Best Actor in <em>Jerome Robbin’s Broadway</em>.</p><p>He will join The Boston Pops on Sunday, July 13th at 2:30pm at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA. With the pops he will perform selections from <em>The Music Man</em>, <em>Pippin</em>, and <em>Merrily We Roll Along</em>, plus a few surprises.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:25:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 94075 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Jason Alexander Hear The Walls Begin To Sing On Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador" http://wamc.org/post/hear-walls-begin-sing-gabriel-kahanes-ambassador <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gabrielkahane.tumblr.com/">Gabriel Kahane</a> is a composer/musician/singer/songwriter who divides his time between the club and the concert hall. He has been commissioned by, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. His musical, <em>February House</em> was produced by The Public in New York City.</p><p>His latest album, <em>The Ambassador</em>, is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles seen through the lens of ten street addresses. We spoke with Gabriel Kahane about the album recently.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 93860 at http://wamc.org Hear The Walls Begin To Sing On Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador"