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The Latest on the Berkshire Review

The Latest on the Berkshire Review

A Singer's Notes 133: The Bookclub Play and Shakespeare's Cymbeline, coming up at Shakespeare and Company

April 10th, 2017

by: Keith Kibler

The Bookclub Play Karen Zacarias's The Bookclub Play at Hubbard Hall was rather like a sporting event. There were jabs and plenty of taunting throughout the[...]

A Singer's Notes 132: Lovers' Spat at Shakespeare & Company; Padmore & Biss at Union College

March 19th, 2017

by: Keith Kibler

  Fr. Schwoerer illustration of Act 4, Scene 1 (Petruchio rejects the bridal dinner). Engraved by Georg Goldberg (c.1850). Shakespeare and Company's latest offering, "Lovers' Spat: Shakespeare's[...]

A Singer's Notes 131: A Christmas Carol at The Colonial Theatre

March 19th, 2017

by: Keith Kibler

  Eric Hill and Company in "A Christmas Carol" A Christmas Carol at The Colonial Theatre Something compels me to go to the Berkshire Theatre Group's A Christmas[...]

Three Concerts at Camphill Ghent, two Past, one to Come

March 12th, 2017

by: Michael Miller

  Duo pianists Mark Evans and Gili Melamed-Lev. Saturday, March 18, 2017 3pm (Coming up!) A Domestic Relationship at the Keyboard Brahms - Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes  Op. 65 (a [...]

2016 in retrospect — The Bard Music Festival: Giacomo Puccini and his World

December 31st, 2016

by: Michael Miller

  For a discussion of other Puccinian issues omitted here, above all the role of the nascent recording industry in disseminating Puccini's operas, see our preview[...]

Rascals, an Inspired Restaurant and Performance Space in the Crossgates Mall, Albany

December 14th, 2016

by: Michael Miller

  In cooking, as in any art, you have to know the rules—the more profoundly the better—to break them. While en route, appropriately enough, to Albany, I h[...]

Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic: A musical experience of a lifetime

November 22nd, 2016

by: The Editor

  Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker Symphony Hall, Boston November 11, 2016 After the stunning concert with Simon Rattle leading the Berliner Philharmoniker at Boston’s Symphony Hall—Pierre Boulez’s scint[...]

A Singer's Notes 130: Peter and the Starcatcher at Hubbard Hall

November 19th, 2016

by: Keith Kibler

  Peter and the Starcatcher at Hubbard Hall Written by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Directed by David Snider Cast: Peter – Christiana Roewer Molly Aster – Kyra Fitzgerald Black Stache – Erin Ouelle[...]

Singer's Notes 129: The Consul, the Tramp, and America's Sweetheart at Oldcastle; Hamlet at Shakespeare & Co.; Kožená at Union College

November 9th, 2016

by: Keith Kibler

Oldcastle Theatre Company's The Consul, the Tramp, and America's Sweetheart, a world premiere by John Morogiello Yet another success for this Company. There was vivid acting. Elizabeth Aspenlieder, a[...]

Openings: Boston Musica Viva plays Boulez, Marteau sans maître, and Nelsons and the BSO present Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier

October 30th, 2016

by: Charles Warren

  Openings Boston Musica Viva Tsai Performance Center, Boston University September 24, 2016 Boston Symphony Orchestra Symphony Hall September 29, 2016 One hoped and expected there would be performances of Pierre Boulez pieces[...]