On Stage

Here are some of the live performances I’ve seen.

The Tempest – Watchung Hills Regional High School, November 15, 2007

Apollo Trio, Kosciuszko Foundation House, New York City, November 11, 2007. Curtis Macomber-violin, Michael Kannen-cello, Marija Stroke-piano. Trio No. 34 in B-flat, Hob. XV:20 by F. J. Haydn, Piano Trio, Op. 1 by Andrzej Panufnik, Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65 by Anton in Dvorak. Marija is a childhood friend of my friend Frances. At the post-concert reception we met Marija and her composer husband Bruce Adolphe and their lovely precocious daughter, an avid Jane Austen fan!

New Jersey Poets Reading, presented by The Literary Review, The Orangerie of the Campus Library Florham College campus of Fairliegh Dickinson University, November 3, 2007.  Readings from Laura Boss, Constance Quarterman Bridges, Robert Carnevale, Barbara Daniels, Catherine Doty, Kathleen Graber, Peter Murphy, Christine Salvatore, Shanxing Wang, BJ Ward, in particular BJ Ward’s Sex with Emily Dickinson – one of my favs!

St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Yuri Temirkanov, artistic director and principal conductor, and Nelson Freire, piano, NJPAC, October 28, 2007.  The orchestra played Rosamunde, D.797, Op.26: Entr’act No. 3 in B-flat by Franz Schubert, Concerto for Piano andOrchestra in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100 b Serge Prokofiev. The music was fabulous…love, love, love the timpanies. The company was grand, particularly the wine-induced conversation following. Thank you, Cathy, Frances, and Julie for a very pleasant afternoon!!

Cyrano de BergeracRichard Rodgers Theatre, October 26, 2007. Loved it! Kevin Kline is a great Cyrano. Jennifer Garner makes an excellent ingenue. Daniel Sunjata is ooh-la-la!

Don GiovanniNew York City Opera, September 30, 2007, another foray for Cathy and me at the opera. (Our first was The Barber of Seville, two years ago.) The music was beautiful (thank you Mr. Mozart) although the production was a tad long for us novices.

Legally BlondePalace Theatre, NYC

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Read my post.

Spamalot – on Broadway. Hilarious, such a blast from the past. “I’m not dead yet!” “It was only a flesh wound.” “I’m feeling much better.”


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