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Prom 42: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre/Gergiev

George Hall
The Guardian, Tuesday 16 August 2011
Following the Mariinsky Ballet’s season at the Royal Opera House, the company’s orchestra sidled over to Kensington to perform one of the highlights of its Covent Garden programme at the Proms – minus the dancers. It’s a procedure… Read More >

Basil Twist: A Genius, With Many A String Attached

Basil Twist has been called a genius. The art he’s a genius at? Puppetry — which he knows can be a hard sell.
“It’s not of this time,” he says. “It’s not of the world we live in now.”
But Twist, a highly trained practitioner, brings this art of the past to… Read More >

Orchestra of St. Luke’s to play on Staten Island on Saturday

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, one of the city’s celebrated classical ensembles, may have solved problem of attracting new audiences.
The strategy is: Give people a taste for free, attach a worthy cause to the concert, and offer homemade ice-cream sandwiches… Read More >

Mariinsky Theatre

For more than two centuries the Mariinsky Theatre has been presenting the world with a plethora of great artistes: the outstanding bass and founding father of the Russian operatic performing school Osip Petrov served here; this is where such great singers as Fyodor Chaliapin, Ivan Yershov, Medea… Read More >

Martha Graham Dance Company’s Political Dance Project: Old times feel like ours

NEW YORK — What might a BP oil-spill dance look like? Or an I-was-gouged-by-Bernie-Madoff solo? The recession expression, in movement?
Maybe we’ll never know. Maybe that’s a good thing. But 80 years ago, when a financial crisis and an environmental disaster captured… Read More >