Boston Calendar of Cultural Events 04/02/12 – 04/08/12

Film, Dance, Music and Opera This Week

Nélida Nassar  04.01.2012

Monday, April 2, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Capricci
Directed by Carmelo Bene. With Anne Wiazemsky, Carmelo Bene, Tonino Caputo
Italy 1969, 35mm, color, 81 min. Italian with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012janmar/bene.html#capricci
preceded by Hermitage
Directed by Carmelo Bene. With Carmelo Bene, Lydia Mancinelli
Italy 1968, 35mm, color, 24 min. Italian with English subtitles 

Monday April 2, 2012 8.00 P.M.
New England Conservatory: First Monday at Jordan Hall
Leon Kirchner’s opera, Lily (a musical adaptation of Saul Bellow’s novel Henderson, the Rain King), in a version for chamber ensemble of 11 players, voice, and electronics. Performers include Diana Hoagland, the soprano who sang on the 1973 recording as well as several instrumentalists from that recording – Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; James Buswell, violin; and Lesser himself. The rest of the ensemble features: Christopher Watford, bassoon; Jaclyn Rainey, French horn; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Sooyun Kim, flute; Benjamin Fox, oboe; Joel Fan, piano; Sarah Bob, celeste; and Robert Schulz, percussion.
Monday, April 2, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Tuesday April 3, 2012 7:30 PM
Wednesday April 4, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Thursday April 5, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Friday April 6, 2012 7.30 P.M. & 10.30 P.M.
Saturday April 7, 2012 2.pp P.M. & 7.30 P.M.
Sunday April 8, 2012 2.00 P.M. & 7.30 P.M.
American Repertory Theatre: Futurity: A Musical by the Lisps
In this Civil War sci-fi musical, the Union soldier Julian Munro and the brilliant mathematician Ada Lovelacetranscend time to invent an omnipotent steam-powered brain. Blending American indie-folk music with dreams of invention, Futurity explores a world where utopia seems within reach.
 
Tuesday April 3, 2012 7:00 PM
Harvard Film Archives: In the Mood for Love
 
Tuesday April 3, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Wednesday April 4, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 10 A.M. & 7.30 P.M.
Friday, April 6, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Saturday April 7, 2012 2.00 P.M. & 8.00 P.M.
Sunday April 8, 2012 2.00 P.M. 
Huntington Theatre Company: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Legendary 1920s blues singer Ma Rainey and her musicians gather in a run-down Chicago studio to record new sides of old favorites when generational and racial tensions suddenly explode. BU Theatre – Mainstage
http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/1112/rainey/calendar-events.aspx
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Goethe-Institut Boston: ECCE Concert
Improvisations & New Electroacoustic Works
East Coast Contemporary Ensemble / ECCE will present an exciting evening of new electroacoustic works and live improvisations. Curated by ECCE’s New Media Director, Roth Michaels, this event will feature new works by Eric Chasalow, Derek Hurst and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and live improvisations performed by Michaels and pianist/composer John Aylward.
 
Wednesday April 4, 2012 5.30 P.M. – 7.15 P.M. & 7.45 P.M. – 9.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Senna
by Asif Kapadia (UK, 2010, 104 min.).

Thursday April 5, 2012 5.30 P.M. – 7.15 P.M. & 7.45 P.M. – 9.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Senna
by Asif Kapadia (UK, 2010, 104 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/search/programs/Senna

Thursday April 5, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Friday, April 6, 2012 1.30 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Brahms – A German Requiem
Brahms’s largest work, originated following Robert Schumann’s attempted suicide in 1854 and also connected with the death of his own mother. Christoph von Dohnányi and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus are joined by English-Austrian soprano Anna Prohaska in her BSO debut and the young German bass-baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann.
http://www.bso.org/Performance/Listing

Friday, April 6, 2012 4.45 PM – 6.30 P.M
Museum of Fine Arts: Senna
by Asif Kapadia (UK, 2010, 104 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/search/programs/Senna

Friday, April 6, 2012 4.30 PM – 9.40 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Hair (Saç)
by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu (Turkey, 2010, 131 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/hair

Friday, April 6, 2012 8.00 P.M.
New England Conservatory: Dual Passions
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music
David Lang : The Little Match Girl Passion (2008)
Arvo Pärt: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem (1982)
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, chorus
Andrew Clark, choral director
http://necmusic.edu/boston-modern-orchestra-project-1

Friday, April 6, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Cordis
Contemporary chamber music fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments creating their signature sound.
Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/cordis

Friday, April 6, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Saturday April 7, 2012 8.00 P.M
Sunday April 8, 2012 7.00 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 6, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Black Natchez
Introduction by Ed Pincus and David Neuman
Directed by Ed Pincus and David Neuman
USA 1967, 16mm, b/w, 62 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/pincus.html#black
Friday, April 6, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Panola
Directed by Ed Pincus and David Newman
USA 1970, digital video, b/w, 21 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/pincus.html#panola

Friday, April 6, 2012 9.15 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: One Step Away
Directed by Ed Pincus and David Neuman
USA 1968, 16mm, b/w, 54 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/pincus.html#one
followed by: Harry’s Trip
Directed by Ed Pincus and David Neuman
USA 1969, 16mm, b/w, 16 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/pincus.html#harry

Saturday, April 7, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Diaries (1971 – 76)
Ed Pincus in Conversation with Robb Moss and Ross McElwee
Directed by Ed Pincus
USA 1980, 16mm, color, 200 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/pincus.html#diaries

Saturday, April 7, 2012 1.00 P.M. – 2.40 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Ecotopia (Entelköy Efeköy’e Karşı)
by Yüksel Aksu (2011, 117 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/ecotopia

Saturday, April 7, 2012 3.15 P.M. – 5.15 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Recycling Life: I Found Dostoyevsky in the Garbage (Cöpte Dostoyevski Buldum)
by Enis Rıza (2010, 100 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/recycling-life-i-found-dostoyevsky-garbage-0

Sunday, April 8, 2012 10:45 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Senna
by Asif Kapadia (UK, 2010, 104 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/search/programs/Senna

Sunday, April 8, 2012 10:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Göbeklitepe: The World’s First Temple 
by Ahmet Turgut Yazman (Turkey, 2010, 80 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161

Sunday, April 8, 2012 3.00 P.M. – 4.45 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Losers Anonymous (KaybedenlerKulübü)
by Tolga Örnek (Turkey, 2011, 115 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/losers-anonymous

Sunday, April 8, 2012 4.30 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: The Way We See It
Introduction by Ed Pincus and David Neuman
Directed by Ed Pincus and David Neuman
USA 1969, 16mm, b/w, 57 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/pincus.html#way
followed by Portrait of a McCarthy Supporter
Directed by Ed Pincus and David Neuman
USA 1969, 16mm, color, 16 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/pincus.html#portrait

Sunday, April 8, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Life and Other Anxieties
Ed Pincus in Conversation with Steve Ascher and Scott MacDonald
Directed by Ed Pincus and Steve Ascher
USA 1977, 16mm, color, 90min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/pincus.html#life

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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