Mahaiwe December Events

 
Highlights include concerts by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Blind Boys of Alabama, John Pizzarelli Quartet, and more Great Barrington, Mass.— The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present an array of festive events in December, including concerts by Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Preservation Hall Legacy Horns, John Pizzarelli…

Powerful Emotions, a Gripping Plot and Two Islamic Heroines

HUDSON – Author Khaled Hosseini did not think that his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, was opera material – until composer Sheila Silver convinced him otherwise.  “I had written him several letters,” the Spencertown resident said.  “But it wasn’t until I sent him a very, very heartfelt letter, explaining why this is an opera, that he…

Auditions for Chamber Opera at Siena College

Aleda or The Flight of the Suff Birdwomen A one-act chamber opera in three scenes Music and libretto by Max Caplan; commissioned and produced by Musicians of Ma’alwyck, Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, Director Auditions will be held in 107 Foy Hall at Siena College on September 11th and 18th from 7 PM to 9 PM. Music Direction…

Berkshire Opera Festival Launches Second Season with “Ariadne auf Naxos”

Maestro Brian Garman, Artistic Director and Co-founder of the Berkshire Opera Festival, and Jonathon Loy, General Director and Co-Founder, started off slowly in 2014 and spent the first two years of their collaboration on the infrastructure – paperwork, fundraising, and logistics – for their new company before staging their first production last summer. And Madama Butterfly…