Despite the stages being closed for the rest of the season, there are still many upcoming productions in the works, alongside some opportunities to peek behind the curtains..
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA:
This week, the Metropolitan Opera will showcase the emotionally potent works of Donizetti:
Mon. Oct. 12- “Lucia di Lammermoor”
Tues. Oct. 13- “La Fille du Regiment”
Wed. Oct. 14- “L’Elisir d’Amore”
Thurs. Oct. 15- “Anna Bolena”
Fri. Oct. 16- “Maria Stuarda”
Sat. Oct.17- “Roberto Devereux”
Sun. Oct. 18- “Don Pasquale”
THE L.A. PHILHARMONIC:
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has graciously uploaded many wonderful videos showing their talented musicians playing and perfecting their work:
SOUND AND STAGE:
Watch the LA Phil perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with guest pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the orchestra in the final movement of Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite”.
Watch J’Nai Bridges sing Peter Lieberson’s touching vocal repertoire.
Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic performs certain movements of Tchaikovsky’s beautiful tragedy “Swan Lake” with ballerina Misty Copeland dancing as the delicate white swan.
Take a peek at the carefully selected work of the final movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
THE LA PHIL AT HOME CONCERT SERIES:
Basses Ted Botsford and Jory Herman perform Edgar Meyer’s Canon.
Associate Concertmaster/ Violinist Bing Wang and her pianist son perform “Meditation”.
Violinists Nathan Cole and Akiko Tarumoto perform two Etudes- Caprices by Wienaiwski.
Violinists Ben Ullery and Dana Lawson perform a touching duet.
THE NEW WORLD SYMPHONY:
Miami’s premier symphony is live streaming their performances in their “Live from Our Living Room” series. This series will be streamed on their website, Facebook and YouTube page.
Fri. Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.: The program consists of music from Piazzolla, Clearfield, Leon, Hailstork and Bowen.
Fri. Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.: The program consists of music from Rota, Scarlatti, Britten, Ray, Adams and Wolf.
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC:
The NY Phil has now put up selected concerts for the “Radio Broadcasts Series” on their official website. The list includes the following:
The NY Phil performs the lush, powerful works of Sibelius, Berlioz and Mozart.
The philharmonic performs Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, capturing the essence of the Romantic era and human feeling.
Violinist virtuoso Milstein performs the music of Mendelssohn with world-renown conductor leads the NY Phil with an incredible rendition of selected works of Beethoven.
Circle Cinema is now showing these art house movies this month:
“The Dark Divide”
“Call to Spy”
“On the Rocks”
“Gordon Lightfoot: If you could read my mind”
In the upcoming days and weeks, Circle Cinema will also show these movies:
Tues. Oct. 13- “Selena” at the Circle Cinema drive in (more information about the drive-in series can be found on their website).
Fri. Oct. 16- “Dosed”
Fri. Oct. 16- “Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
Fri. Oct. 23 – “Synchronic”
Fri. Oct. 23- Thurs. Oct. 29- Manhattan Short Film Festival
Wed. Oct. 21 and Sun. Oct. 25- “Stevie Nicks: 24K Gold Concert”
Fri. Oct 30 and Sat. 31 at 8 p.m.- “Nosferatu” with live score.
Every Thursday, the Gilcrease Museum has live cello music at 6 p.m.
With these amazing concerts, I am looking forward to each one of them!