The Hausmann Quartet performed Haydn’s most unusual string quartet, “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” Op. 51, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral on March 23, an ideal ambience in which to contemplate the composer’s exalted Lenten meditation.
Certain shows benefit from the audience knowing very little about them when going into the theatre, while others are more enjoyable when the attendees have a good idea about the type of show they are about to see. Bachelorette is an example where your engagement will depend on how prepared you are for the drastic tonal shifts that occur throughout the dark comedy.
Sen. Joseph McCarthy died young, and his obsession with communist infiltration probably stoked that. The Roustabouts Theatre Co.’s good ‘A Jewish Joke’ reflects McCarthyism’s repercussions — but, like McCarthy, it’s missing a few of its marbles.
San Diego Opera’s rousing, vibrant production of Daniel Catán’s “Florencia en el Amazonas” opened Saturday, March 17, at Civic Theatre with a smartly directed cast of strong, younger singers and great support in the pit from the San Diego Symphony.
The storied Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under Joshua Bell played Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Wieniawski in the Jacobs Music Center on Friday, March 16, 2018.
“Isn’t it rich? Are we a pair? Me here at last on the ground, you in mid-air. Send in the Clowns…”