Boston Calendar of Cultural Events 04/09/12 – 04/15/12

Films, Music, Theatre and much more

Nélida Nassar  04.06.2012

Monday, April 9, 2012 7.00 P.M.

Harvard Film Archives: The Axe in the Attic
Ed Pincus and Lucia Small in Person
Directed by Ed Pincus and Lucia Small
USA 2007, digital video, color, 110 min

Tuesday April 10, 2012 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday April 11, 2012 7.30 P.M.

Thursday April 12, 2012 7.30 P.M.

Friday April 13, 2012 7.30 P.M. 

Saturday April 14, 2012 2.00 P.M. & 7.30 P.M.

Sunday April 15, 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 Lovelace transcend 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. Oberon Theatre.

Thursday April 12, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Friday April 13, 2012 7.00 P.M. 
Saturday April 14, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Ravel, Salonen and Stravinsky
Former Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Esa-Pekka Salonen makes a long-awaited return to the BSO podium with a sparkling program, including a recent work of his own, the highly admired Violin Concerto. The critically acclaimed and popular Canadian-born virtuoso Leila Josefowicz, for whom Salonen wrote the piece, is soloist in these performances. Ravel’s familiar Le Tombeau de Couperin is the composer’s own orchestration of four movements from his 1917 piano suite of the same name. Stravinsky’s complete The Firebird ballet score, composed in 1910 for the Ballets Russes, launched the composer’s international reputation with its kaleidoscopic orchestration and exotic sound. It remains one of his most popular works.
Tuesday April 10, 2012 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday April 11, 2012 7.00 P.M.

Thursday April 12, 2012 7.30 P.M.

Friday April 13, 2012 8.00 P.M. 

Saturday April 14, 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.
Thursday April 12, 2012 7.30 P.M. – 9.00 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: The Squid and the Whale 
by Noah Baumbach (2005, 81 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
Thursday April 12, 2012 7.00 P.M. – 9.00 P.M.
French Cultural Center: L’Enfer
by Claude Chabrol, 1994
1h40 minute, French original version with English subtitles.
followed by an open discussion led by film expert Barbara Bouguegneau.
Thursday April 12, 2012 5.20 P.M. – 7.00 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Film on Gerhard Richter Painting
Remis Auditorium, 161
Friday, April 13, 2012 5.20 P.M. – 7.00 P.M.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 10.30 A.M. – 12.10 P.M.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 10.30 A.M. – 12.10 P.M.
Alfond Auditorium, G36
by Corinna Belz (Germany, 2011, 97 min.).
Friday, April 13, 2012 7.00 P.M.

Harvard Film Archives: Whore’s Glory
Michael Glawogger in Person
Directed by Michael Glawogger
Germany/Austria 2011, digital video, color, 119 min
German, English, French, Thai, Japanese, Spanish and Bengali with English subtitles

Friday, April 13, 2012 7.45 P.M. – 9.10 P.M 

Museum of Fine Arts: Viva Cuba 
by Juan Carlos Cremata and Iraida Malberti Cabrera
(Cuba, 2005, 80 min.).
Alfond Auditorium, G36
Friday, April 13, 2012 7.30 P.M. 
Museum of Fine Arts: Join Lost in the Trees
A performance featuring music off their new album – an album Picker set out to make, a celebration of the woman he calls a “warrior,” and a testament to the power of music to heal and transcend.
Friday, April 13, 2012 7.00 P.M. – 8.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: A Conversation and Performance: “Six American Painters”
John Harbison, composer
Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings
Remis Auditorium, 161
An extraordinary evening of art and music as curator Erica Hirshler discusses “Six American Painters” with its award-winning composer, John Harbison. Hirshler shows examples of works by the six American artists who inspired the music: George Caleb Bringham, Thomas Eakins, Martin Johnson Heade, George Inness, Hans Hofmann, and Richard Diebenkorn. Harbison talks about composing it, and musicians play each of the six movements.
Friday, April 13, 2012 7.30 P.M. 
Institute of Contemporary Art: Green, Roy G. Biv: A Series of Colorful Evenings

Enhance your perspective of Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams!
Stroll the galleries; delight in a series of short, humorous lectures featuring irreverent viewpoints and physical perceptions of color; participate in hands-on demonstrations about how we perceive color. Artist Jack Schneider, Writer Christopher Muther: Behind the Green Door, Artist Dirk Adams, Artist Dan Borelli: The Color Economy
Friday, April 13, 2012 8.00 P.M.
New England Conservatory: 
Discovery Ensemble
presents Music of Beethoven, Salonen, Debussy and Mozart

Saturday, April 14, 2012 12.40 P.M. – 2.10 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: The Athlete (Atletu)
by Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew (2009, 93 min.).
Alfond Auditorium, G36

Saturday, April 14, 2012 3.00 P.M. – 4.50 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: We Need to Talk About Kevin
by Lynne Ramsay (US/UK, 2011, 112 min.).

Saturday, April 14, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Workingman’s Death

Directed by Michael Glawogger
Michael Glawogger in Person
Austria/Germany 2005, 35mm, color, 122 min
Pashtu, Yoruba, German, English, Ibo, Indonesian, Mandarin and Russian with
English subtitles

Saturday, April 14, 2012 7.30 P.M.
New England Conservatory: Boston String Quartet
presents Xibus World Orchestra & Chorus
Jordan Hall

Sunday April 15, 2012 3.00 P.M.
Celebrity Series: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Sunday, April 15, 2012 3:00 A.M. – 4.50 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Circumstance 

by Maryam Keshavarz (Iran, 2011, 107 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161

Sunday, April 15, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Megacities

Michael Glawogger in Person
Directed by Michael Glawogger
Austria/Switzerland 1998, 35mm, color, 119 min
Hindi, English, Russian and Spanish with English subtitles

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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