Friday, November 09, 2007

Pinafore! And Weekend Concert Calendar, 11/8/07

Oh, no! It is technically no longer Thursday, and I haven't yet advised you on what to do this weekend!

Well, I haven't advised because I was at the final dress rehearsal for a production of HMS Pinafore that I am conducting at MIT. So obviously, the top pick for this weekend is Gilbert and Sullivan! The show is running 11/9 and 11/10 at 8 pm, 11/11 at 2 pm, and next weekend, 11/15 and 11/16 at 8 pm, and 11/17 at 2 pm. You can reserve (but not buy) tickets online. And I heartily encourage everyone to come! The leads and chorus are all excellent, and I'm greatly enjoying working with the orchestra. It is an all-amateur production, but it is remarkably tight. (When the female leads are either students or recent grads of Boston Conservatory, you know you're beginning to blur the line of amateur!)

And what is happening in the rest of Boston? Have the cliff-notes version! (We are concentrating on Boston proper here, b/c it is late and I am tired. Apologies to Andover, Fitchburg, and others.)

The Boston Secession

The Cantata Singers
Chorus Pro Musica
Coro Allegro
The Harvard Early Music Society presents Purcell's King Arthur
The Adam Mickiewicz University Academic Choir (at Boston College)
More G&S! The Savoyard Light Opera Company is putting on The Gondoliers!
The University Chorale of Boston College
African Children's Choir (through Celebrity Series of Boston)
Seraphim Singers
Ars et Amici

Why yes, it is a remarkably strong weekend - you noticed that too? In any weekend that features both the Secession and the Cantata Singers, you are spoiled for choice. Throw in two different Gilbert and Sullivan shows, and Chorus Pro Musica, and Seraphim Singers, and it starts getting ridiculous how much good music you can hear.

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