Boston Calendar of Cultural Events 12/12/11 – 12/18/11

Film, Music, Theatre and Much More…

Nélida Nassar  12.12.2011

Monday December 12, 2011 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: The Truth (La Vérité)
Directed by Henri-George Clouzot.
With Brigitte Bardot, Charles Vanel, Paul Meurisse
France/Italy 1960, 35 mm, b/w, 124 min.
French with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2011octdec/clouzot.html#truth

Monday, December 12, 8.00 P.M.
Longy School of Music: Chamber Ensembles
Persichetti: Serenade; Schumann: Liederspiel;
Ruiz: Lejanias and Avenida la playa; Thuille: Sextet
Dvorak: “American Quartet”
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

Tuesday, December 13, 4.00 P.M.
Longy School of Music: Chamber Ensembles 
Brahms: Duets for Alto and Baritone; Honneger: Sonatine;
Bolcom: Fairy Tales; Ravel/Gaubert: Songs
Pino: Chiazpazzo pasillo
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 P.M.
Longy School of Music : Charles Hotel, Cambridge
Longy at the Regattabar
http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

Tuesday December 13, 2011 4.00 P.M. & 8.00 P.M.
Thursday December 15, 2011 4.00 P.M. & 8.00 P.M.

Friday December 15, 2011 4.00 P.M.& 8.00 P.M.

Saturday December 16, 2011 11.00 P.M.; 3.00 P.M. & 7.30 P.M.

Sunday December 16, 2011 11.00 P.M.; 3.00 P.M. & 7.30 P.M.

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pop 

For this performance, Bridget Blythe, NECN will be
narrating “The Night Before Christmas”
http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/23365/

Wednesday December 14, 2011 4.00 P.M. & 8.00 P.M.
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pop 

A Company Christmas at Pops, featuring pop vocal group
Rockapella and guest narrator Jim Belushi.
http://www.bso.org

Wednesday, December 14, 4.00 P.M.
Longy School of Music: Chamber Ensembles
Haydn: Quartet; Mozart: Sonata for piano, 4 hands;
Bottesini: Two Songs; Roe: Two Jazz Songs
Mendelssohn: C minor Piano Trio
Dohnanyi: Sextet
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

Wednesday December 14, 2011 3.00 P.M. – 4.20 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Eames: The Architect and Painter

Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/eames-architect-and-painter-2 

Wednesday December 14, 2011 5.00 P.M. – 6.20 P.M.
Thursday December 15, 2011 7.30 P.M. – 9.50 P.M.

Friday December 16, 2011 5:30 P.M. – 6:50 P.M.

Museum of Fine Arts: How Much Does Your Building Weigh,
Mr. Foster?

by Norberto López Amado and Carlos Carcas (2011, 80 min., video).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/how-much-does-your-building-weigh-mr-foster

Wednesday December 14, 2011 7.00 P.M. – 87.00 P.M.
Thursday December 15, 2011 6.00 P.M. – 6.55 P.M.
Sunday December 18, 2011 11.30 P.M – 12.25 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: John Portman: A Life of Building
by Ben Loeterman (2011, 52 min., video).
Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/john-portman-life-building-3

Thursday, December 15, 4.00 P.M. 
Longy School of Music: Chamber Ensembles 

Schubert: Cello Quintet; Schumann: Frauenstimme;
Copland: Piano Quartet; Villa Lobos: Jet Whistle;
Bartok: Contrasts
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

Thursday, December 15, 2011 8.00 P.M.
Longy School of Music: Faculty Artist Recital
Hiroaki Honshuku, flute
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

Friday December 16, 2011  7. 00 P.M.
Sunday December 18, 2011 4.30 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Manon
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
With Cécile Aubry, Michel Auclair, Serge Reggiani
France 1948, 35mm, b/w, 100 min.
French with English subtitles
Followed by Fear in the Batignolles (La Terreur des Batignolles)
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. 
With Louis-Jacques Boucot, Germaine Aussey, Jean Wall
France 1931, digital video, b/w, 15 min. 
French with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2011octdec/clouzot.html#manon

Thursday December 15, 2011 8.00 P.M.
Sunday December 18, 2011 3.00 P.M.  
Jordan Hall: Handel and Haydn Society: A Bach Christmas
http://www.handelandhaydn.org/concerts/2011-2012/a-bach-christmas

Friday December 16, 2011 9.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Inferno (L’Enfer)
Directed by Serge Bromberg and Roxandra Medrea
France 2009, 35mm, b/w & color, 102 min.
French with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2011octdec/clouzot.html#inferno

Friday December 16, 2011 8.00 P.M.
Saturday December 17, 2011 3.00 P.M. & 8.00 P.M. 
Sunday December 18, 2011 1.00 P.M. & 5.00 P.M. 
Cutler Majestic Theatre: A Christmas Celtic Sojourn 
A New England holiday favorite is back for its 9th year with Brian O’Donovan
http://www.wgbh.org/listen/achristmasceltic_sojourn2011.cfm

Friday December 16, 2011 8.00 P.M. – 9.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: NEC Millennium Gospel Choir
Founded in 2000 through NEC’s Community Collaborations Program,
the NEC Millennium Gospel Choir was created to give praise and
prayerful welcome to the coming of a new age.
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/nec-millennium-gospel-choir

Friday December 16, 2011 7.30 A.M.
Saturday December 17, 7:30 P.M.
Longy School of Music: Opera Orontea
by Antonio Cesti; Donna Roll, director
Dana Maiben, music director and conductor
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

Friday December 16, 2011 6.30 P.M.
Saturday December 17, 2011 7.00 P.M.
ArtsEmerson: Close Encounters
1977/1998, U.S. Director Steven Spielberg’s self-penned
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, declared the
greatest science fiction film ever made by Ray Bradbury
Bright Family Screening Room
http://artsemerson.org

Saturday December 17, 2011 10.30 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.
Sunday December 18, 2011 2:30 P.M. – 3:55 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Unfinished Spaces
by Benjamin Murray & Aylsa Nahmias (2011, 86 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/unfinished-spaces-1

Saturday December 17,  2011 7.00 P.M.
Sunday December 18, 2011 7.00 P.M.

Harvard Film Archives: Diabolique (Les Diaboliques)

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
With Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse
France 1955, 35mm, b/w, 117 min.
French with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2011octdec/clouzot.html#diabolique

Saturday December 17,  2011 9.30 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Woman in Chains (La Prisonnière)
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
With Laurent Terzieff, Elisabeth Wiener, Bernard Fresson
France 1968, 35mm, color, 106 min.
French with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2011octdec/clouzot.html#woman

Saturday, December 17, 2011 8:00 P.M.
Boston Camerata: “A Medieval Christmas”
Hancock United Church of Christ
1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
Absent for many years from the Boston area.
Magnificent medieval song and poetry from France, Provence,
England, and Germany
http://bostoncamerata.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=387052

Saturday December 17, 2011 6.30 P.M.
Sunday December 18, 2011 2.00 P.M.
ArtsEmerson: Long Day’s Journey into Night
Kate the Iconoclast, Katharine the Icon
1962, U.S. Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical, scathing family drama
won a special joint acting award at Cannes for its four primary players.
Bright Family Screening Room
https://artsemerson.org

Sunday December 18, 2011 2.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: 3rd Annual Vintage Christmas Show
Free Screening

Sunday December 18, 2011 3.00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Diplomacy Through Dance:

Bringing American Modern Dance to Kazakhstan

Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/lecture/diplomacy-through-dance-bringing-american-modern-dance-kazakhstan

Sunday December 18, 2011 11.30 P.M – 12.25 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: John Portman: A Life of Building
by Ben Loeterman (2011, 52 min., video).
Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/john-portman-life-building-3

Sunday December 18, 2011 3.30 P.M. – 3.30 P.M.
Institute of Contemporary Art: The Art and Technique of the 
American Commercial
The 20th Annual AICP Show presents outstanding commercials
chosen for honors in more than 25 categories.
http://www.icaboston.org/programs/film/american_commercials/

Sunday December 18, 2011 4.30 P.M. – 5.25 P.M.
Institute of Contemporary Art: Awards Winning

British Commercials 2011

Boston is one of only 10 cities in the US where you can see this annual
showcase featuring winners of the British television advertising awards.
http://www.icaboston.org/programs/film/brit_commercials_2010/

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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