Fourteen exceptionally talented young singer-actors will compete for the top prize in the finals of the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition on April 18. The Lenya Competition has grown into an internationally recognized theater singing competition since its founding in 1998.
International Theatre Program presents gender-bending adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew is often criticized for its portrayal of women as weak and submissive. But on Thursday, April 9, the University’s International Theatre Program will present a new take on the classic comedy in a production performed by a largely male cast.
For the past five decades the Rolling Stones have enjoyed tremendous success as the original bad boys of rock for their image based on sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. But what many people don’t realize is that this hasn’t always been the case for the group, according to John Covach, director of the Institute for Popular Music.
Ned Rorem’s opera treatment of Our Town, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder, will be presented by Eastman Opera Theatre April 9 through 12 in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The production is the first in upstate New York since the opera’s professional debut at the Lake George Opera in July 2006.
Rochester’s Publick Musick will be joined by Boston-based soprano Shari Alise Wilson and organist Edoardo Bellotti for two performances of music from the early Italian Baroque period on Thursday, March 19, at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Associate professor of jazz studies Dariusz Terefenko and alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino ’14 will take their jazz duo on the road this spring, traveling to Poland in March to teach and perform, and to Brazil in June for a series of gigs.
From the archives: Philip Levine, former poet laureate of the United States, was a keynote guest when the Department of English’s Plutzik Reading Series celebrated its centennial in 2012. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet died Sunday at the age of 87.
Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, the performing arts ensemble Kodo will perform its “One Earth Tour: Mystery” program which evokes the mood of splendor and awe found in sacred places.
Rochester will be the second university to produce This situation, a piece by British-German artist Tino Sehgal. The piece is described as a “constructed situation” akin to a contemporary salon in which live interpreters discuss among themselves and with visitors such issues as the aesthetics of existence and the implications of moving from a society of lack to a society of abundance.