I've been busy this summer rehearsing for 3 things: 2 choral performances and a play. Hopefully some of you can get to some of these. They will be cool in different ways so pick your poison. In order of the performances:
Chorus 1: (award winning)Mercury Orchestra sings Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe. This is a haunting, moody piece with hard jazzy voicings, and it should sound great in Sanders Theatre.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 . 8:00 pm. More info here. Advance tickets are $20, $15 for students.
Play: Rumors, a wacky comedy by Neil Simon. I play the befuddled cop at the end of his rope, at the end of the play. I get to yell a bit, which is fun. This is going up at the Georgetown Community Theatre, 22 Pleasant St. Georgetown, MA 01833. You might remember me as Gene Scechi in Back in Your Own Backyard, an original Hanover High School production c.a. 1990.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23-26. 23-25 are at 8 pm and 26th is a matinee at 3 pm. Tickets are $10.
Chorus 2: This we've been rehearsing for all summer. Calliope is a non-profit chorus/orchestra in Boston, and besides sounding great, they give away proceeds from all of their shows to area non-profits. They have creative programming, and this summer the concert is "A Mass in Pieces", which is a collage of great pieces from various composers' masses. Bach, Beethoven, Rossini, Bloch, and more.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 7:30 pm,
First Church, Boston, 66 Marlborough Street.
Mayapples. These are the ones we didn't eat because they are not ripe enough. The ripe ones tasted unbelievably good - sweet like a passionfruit meets a guava. We all swallowed but didn't chew the seeds, and no one suffered any ill effects or feelings.