March 9, 2016

Noon Hour at Smith College: Caliban in After-Life

Soprano Mary Hubbell, violinist Joel Pitchon, and pianist Judith Gordon will present Caliban in After-Life as part of Smith College’s Concerts in the Noon Hour series. The piece is an imagined monologue for Caliban added to the end of Shakespeare’s Tempest. The poet, Todd Hearon, will be in town for the show and will do a reading at some point during his visit [details TBD].

Start: March 9, 2016 12:00 pm
End: March 9, 2016 12:30 pm
Venue: Sweeney Concert Hall
Phone: (413) 585-3150
144 Green St, Northampton, MA, 01063, United States

March 29, 2016

A Round (or two) with the Bard premiere: Sanibel Community Chorus

The Sanibel Community Chorus (Steven Cramer, director) will premiere A Round (or two) with the Bard at their Spring Concerts in Sanibel, Florida. The piece draws on drinking songs from various Shakespeare plays to create a raucous romp with some of the Bard’s most beloved characters.

The concerts will take place on the evenings of March 29 and 31, with an additional matinee on the 30th.

Start: March 29, 2016 8:00 pm
End: March 31, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Big Arts
Phone: 239-395-0900
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL, 33957, United States

May 13, 2016

Neither Rhyme nor Reason premiere: The Boston Choral Ensemble

The Boston Choral Ensemble (Andrew Shenton, artistic director) will present the premiere of Neither Rhyme nor Reason at First Church Cambridge, MA, on May 13, 2016. The piece is the fruit my having won their annual Commission Competition last spring. The text is from As You Like It and presents Rosalind (as Ganymede) telling Orlando all the horrible things she will do to him to cure him of his love, all the while with ulterior motives. It is rife with archetypal Shakespearian double meaning, assumed identity, and young love.

Start: May 13, 2016 8:00 pm
End: May 13, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: First Church, Cambridge
11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

June 5, 2016

Fabric of Streams premiere: The Seattle Bach Choir

The Seattle Bach Choir (Anne Lyman, director) will premiere Fabric of Streams on June 5 in Seattle. The piece uses a text from John Muir and employs a number of aleatoric elements to evoke the fluid essence of the natural world. The rest of the concert will be works celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and features works by Amy Beach, Frank Martin, Vaughan Williams, Matthew Harris, and others.

Start: June 5, 2016 3:00 pm
End: June 5, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Trinity Parish Church
609 8th Ave. , Seattle, WA, 98104, United States
Cost: $18