Boston Calendar of Cultural Events 04/16/12 – 04/21/12

Art, Film, Music, Theatre and more ….

Nélida Nassar  03.13.2012

Monday, April 16, 2012 to Sunday April 22, 2012
New England Conservatory: Numerous Daily Free Concerts

http://necmusic.edu/calendar_event/2012-4-20

Monday, April 16, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: The Animated Films of William Kentridge
Memo
South Africa 1994, digital video, color, 3 min
Johannesburg: 2nd Greatest City After Paris

South Africa 1989, 35mm, b/w, 8 min
Mine
South Africa 1991, 35mm, color, 6 min
Ubu Tells the Truth
South Africa 1997, digital video, b/w, 8 min
Journey to the Moon
South Africa 2003, digital video, b/w, 8 min
History of the Main Complaint

South Africa 1996, 35mm, b/w, 6 min
Weighing … and Wanting
1998, 35mm, color, 6 min
Stereoscope

South Africa 1999, 35mm, color, 8 min
Other Faces
South Africa 2011, digital video, color, 9 min
William Kentridge in person
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/kentridge.html

Tuesday April 19, 2012 7.00 P.M. – 9.00 P.M.
French Cultural Center: La Fashion Soirée
http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/index.cfm/events/schedules-events/la-fashion-soiree 

Wednesday April 18, 2012 6.15 P.M. – 7.45 P.M.
Friday April 20, 2012 6.15 P.M. – 7.45 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Never Forget to Lie
by Marian Marzynski (US, 2012, 90 min.).
Alfond Auditorium, G36
Wednesday April 18, 2012 6.15 P.M. – 7.45 P.M.
Thursday April 19, 2012 7.15 P.M. – 9.00 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Joanna
by Feliks Falk (Poland, 2010, 105 min.).
Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/joannaWednesday April 18, 2012 7.30 P.M. Rehearsal
Thursday April 19, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Saturday April 21, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven and Mendelssohn
BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink leads. He is joined by popular actress Claire Bloom as narrator and the bright young singers Layla Claire and Kate Lindsey for Mendelssohn’s delightful complete incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, also featuring the women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/23009/

Tuesday April 17, 2012 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday April 18, 2012 2.00 P.M. & 7.00 P.M.

Thursday April 19, 2012 7.30 P.M.

Friday April 20, 2012 8.00 P.M. 

Saturday April 21, 2012 2.00 P.M. & 8.00 P.M.

Sunday April 15, 2012 2.00 P.M. 
Huntington Theatre Company: The Luck of The Irish 
When an upwardly mobile African-American family wants to buy a house in an all-white neighborhood of 1950s Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to act as their front.
http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/1112/luck/calendar-events.aspx
Friday April 20, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Celebrity Series: Boston Symphony Orchestra: European Union Youth Orchestra
The European Union Youth Orchestra’s vitality and brilliance have created much buzz in Europe and, under the baton of Maestro Ashkenazy, have earned favorable comparisons with the leading orchestras in Europe.
http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/22880/ 
Friday April 20, 2012 8.15 P.M. – 9.55 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: The Policeman (Hashoter)
by Nadav Lapid (Israel, 2011, 100 min).
Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/policeman


Friday, April 20, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Barren Lives (Vidas Secas)
Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos. With Átilá Iório, Maria Ribiero, Orlando Macedo Brazil 1963, 35mm, b/w, 100 min. Portuguese with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/santos.html#barren

Friday, April 20, 2012 7.00 P.M. – 9.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant
Returning to the MFA after their sold-out summer concert and reviving this lost entertainment, The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing.
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/hot-club-san-francisco-presents-cinema-vivant

Friday, April 20, 2012 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Sunday, April 22, 2012 3.00 P.M.
Institute of Contemporary Art & World Music/CRASHARTS: India Jazz Suites: Kathak Meets Tap presents Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith
India Jazz Suites is an explosive collaboration between Pandit Chitresh Das, one of India’s foremost Kathak masters, and Jason Samuels Smith, the Emmy award–winning tap dancer renowned for his amazing footwork in Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk. A live performance by classical Indian musicians and a stellar jazz trio complete this powerful artistic exchange.
http://www.icaboston.org/programs/crasharts/India_Jazz_Suites/

Friday, April 20, 2012 8.00 P.M.
New England Conservatory: Dedham Choral Society presents Classic to Romantic: Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the rarely performed Mass in E Flat by Carl Maria von Weber, a contemporary of Beethoven and generally considered to the one of the first composers of the Romantic era.
http://necmusic.edu/dedham-choral-society

Friday, April 20, 2012 9.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Who is Beta? (Quem é Beta? (Pas de violence entre nous))
Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos. With Fréderic de Pasquale, Sylvie Fennec, Regina Rosemburgo
Brazil 1973, 35mm, color, 85 min. Portuguese with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/santos.html#who
 
Saturday April 21, 2012 12.30 P.M. 
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Family Concert – “Notes in Bloom”
The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) consists of 450 students, ages 6 to 18, from more than 120 communities of New England. The BYSO is widely regarded as one of the country’s finest youth orchestra programs. It is committed to creating a supportive and professional environment that fosters musical excellence, while making programs accessible to under served communities.
 
Saturday April 21, 2012 7.30 P.M. & 10.30 P.M.
American Repertory Theatre: Donkey Show
The celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show now takes Boston by storm, bringing you the ultimate disco experience-a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you.
Oberon Theatre
http://www.cluboberon.com/events/donkey-show

Friday, April 20, 2012 7.30 P.M.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 3.000 P.M.
Boston Lyric Opera: The Inspector

John Musto’s witty Italian farce, closes the 2011/2012 Season. This comic gem boasts a melodic score and features a large and talented cast of established and versatile American dramatic singers. Basing the work loosely on Gogol’s 19th-century farce, The Government Inspector, Musto once again teams up with librettist Mark Campbell to create a swaggeringly funny tale of bribery, fraud, corruption, (and a little discreet pimping) in 1930s Sicily.
Citi Performing Arts Center- Shubert Theatre
Sung in English with projected text
A BLO adaptation of the Wolf Trap premiere production
 
Saturday, April 21, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: 
Golden Mouth (Boca de ouro)
Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos. With Jece Valadão, Odete Lara, Daniel Filho
Brazil 1963, 35mm, b/w, 100 min. Portuguese with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/santos.html#golden 

Saturday, April 21, 2012 9.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: 
Rio, 100 Degrees (Rio, 40 graus)
Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos. With Jece Valadão, Glauce Rocha, Roberto Batalin
Brazil 1956, 35mm, b/w, 100 min. Portuguese with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/santos.html#rio100

Saturday, April 21, 2012 3.00 P.M. – 4.15 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts : Under the Boardwalk: A Ukulele Love Story
by Nina Koocher (US, 2011, 74 min.).
Remis Auditorium 161
Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Max Davidson 1920s Silent Comedies 
Treat yourself to the best laugh you’ll have all year! In 1920s Hollywood, Berlin-born comedian Max Davidson (1875-1950) starred in some of the most uproarious comedies in film history – and some of the most Jewish!

Sunday, April 22, 2012 1:30 A.M. – 2.45 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire 

by Daniel Edelstyn (UK, 2012, 75 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161 
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/how-re-establish-vodka-empire

Sunday, April 22, 2012 3.15 P.M. – 4.50 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: My Australia
by Ami Drozd (Israel/Poland, 2011, 96 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
 
Sunday April 22, 2012 3.00 P.M.
Jordan Hall: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
One of the world’s most distinguished chamber music ensembles sponsored by a major symphony orchestra and made up of that orchestra’s principal players, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players include first-chair string and wind players from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Sunday, April 22, 2012 5.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: The Animated Films of William Kentridge
Memo
South Africa 1994, digital video, color, 3 min
Johannesburg: 2nd Greatest City After Paris

South Africa 1989, 35mm, b/w, 8 min
Mine

South Africa 1991, 35mm, color, 6 min
Ubu Tells the Truth

South Africa 1997, digital video, b/w, 8 min
Journey to the Moon
South Africa 2003, digital video, b/w, 8 min
History of the Main Complaint

South Africa 1996, 35mm, b/w, 6 min
Weighing… and Wanting
1998, 35mm, color, 6 min
Stereoscope

South Africa 1999, 35mm, color, 8 min
Other Faces
South Africa 2011, digital video, color, 9 min
Harvard Film Archives: Jean Gentil
Directed by Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán. With Jean Remy Genty, Yanmarco King Encarnación, Paul Henri Presumé
Dominican Republic/Mexico/Germany 2010, 35mm, color, 84 min. Spanish and Haitian Creole with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/cardenas.html
Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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