Boston Weekly Cultural & Artistic Picks 11/5 – 11/11, 2012

Nélida Nassar  11.03.2012

 

PROGRAM

Bernard Labadie, Conductor
Period Instrument Orchestra

Rigel: Symphony in C Major
Kraus: Symphony in E Major
Haydn: Symphony No. 26, Lamentatione
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

November 9, 2012 at 8.00 p.m.
November 11, 2012 at 3.00 p.m.
Symphony Hall

The Handel and Haydn Society will present a regal program of Rigel, Kraus, Haydn and Mozart’s magnificent Jupiter Symphony under the baton of Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie. This preview article will concentrate mostly on the Jupiter, but the other three are also exquisite pieces. The Jupiter is the last of three symphonies (No. 39, 40 and 41) that Mozart wrote in rapid succession in 1788. Mozart’s music has become universally popular but each piece is always a revelation. The Jupiter is a symphony of fiery theater filled with contrasting human passions. It has daring rhythms, tempos, and the most extremely ornamented accents, while simultaneously offering flexibility, lightness and clarity, basic principles of Mozart’s rhetoric.

Musically, Mozart challenges us to move from the “rococo and gallant style” of symphony No. 39 to the “quasi-Beethoven” of No. 41. He belonged to a world dominated by social representation and the masking of emotions, a very French attitude widespread in Europe at the time. If Beethoven tore off this mask completely to reveal the truth of the soul, Mozart, in his last chamber music pieces, his last opera, and the Jupiter, is already boldly moving in that direction, announcing the period of the Romantic composers and their concern to display their irreducible individuality.

The minuet of the Jupiter Symphony might have been expected to suggest social ritual, particularly aristocratic elegance. Mozart instead transforms it into a march that cannot be danced, thus obliging the audience to just listen to the music. The music is no longer strictly subject to taste, a patron, or the rules of an era –  it becomes autonomous.

Conductor Labadie will use period instruments and will convey the magic of Mozart’s melodies, which have always had an exceptionally broad appeal. What differentiates Mozart is that he knows that the art, in order to become magic, must be disciplined. When a movement is in A flat major, he interjects a modulation in B minor, creating a dissonance not heard again until Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.” The difference is that where Wagner sinks into ecstatic expressionism, the same harmonic development in Mozart translates into clarity and lucidity.

The cycle of the three symphonies is a journey through life and its vicissitudes, concluding with the Jupiter, the triumph of reason and of human brotherhood, which is also the ideal of Freemasonry.

The Handel and Haydn Society will undoubtedly perform the Jupiter with balance and grace. It will also render all the nuances of Rigal, Kraus, and Haydn, as well as the Jupiter, which together will offer a wealth of melody, harmony, counterpoint, and rhythm. This promises to be an evening of great joy.

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CINEMA  – FILM
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012


 
Harvard Film Archives: The Animated Art of Caroline Leaf
Michelangelo Antonioni Retrospective resumes
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012

Museum of Fine Arts: High Ground and The Jewish Film Festival
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film

Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012

Kendall Square Cinema

http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/boston/kendallsquarecinema.htm

Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012

Coolidge Corner Theatre
http://www.coolidge.org

Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012

Goethe Institut at Coolidge Corner Theatre 
http://www.coolidge.org

Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fenway Regal Theatre
http://www.movies?hl=en&near=fenway

Sunday, November 11, 2012
MIT Films
http://www.lsc.mit.edu/

No films this week
Institute of Contemporary Art
http://www.icaboston.org/programs/films

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MUSIC – CONCERTS
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Thursday, November 8, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Sierra, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev
osta Rican conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and Russian Pianist Daniil Trifonov
in his BSO debut
http://www.bso.org/

Friday, November 9, 2012 and Sunday November 11, 2012
Handel and Hayden Society: Jupiter Symphony: Boston Symphony Orchestra
http://www.bso.org/

No music events this weeek
Museum of Fine Arts
http://www.mfa.org/programs/specials-event/mfa-first-fridays

Thursday, November 8, 2012
French Cultural Center

http://www.frenchculturalcenter.org/

Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012

Berklee College of Music: Daily Various Events
http://www.berklee.edu/events

Monday, November 5, 2012

 to Sunday, 11, 2012
Berklee Performing Art Center: Daily Various Events
http://www.berklee.edu/events

Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012

Longy School of Music of Bard College: Daily Various Events
http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

No events this week
Institute of Contemporary Art 
http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performances

Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012

New England Conservatory of Music: Various and Cantata Singers: Rapt in Shadows and Boston Modern Orchestra Project

http://necmusic.edu/jordan-hall

Friday, November 9, 2012 
Cantata Singers: Rapt in Shadows at NEC’s Jordan Hall
http://www.cantatasingers.org/

No events this week
Boston Philharmonic
http://bostonphil.org

No events this week
Boston Early Music Festival
http://necmusic.edu/boston-early-music-festival-1

No events this week

Celebrity Series of Boston
http://celebrityseries.org

Sunday, November 11, 2012
Music/CRASHarts: Sharon van Etten at Paradise Rock Club
http://www.CRASHarts.org/

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Boston Landmark Orchestra: Radius Ensemble
http://www.landmarkorchestra.org/

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DANCE
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Boston Ballet: Awake Only: Choreography: Jorma Elo Rooster: Music: The Rolling Stones, Choreography: Christopher Bruce
The Second Detail: Music: Thom Willems, Choreography: William Forsythe 
http://www.bostonballet.org

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OPERA
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Friday, November 9, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Boston Lyric Opera: Madama Butterfly
http://www.blo.org

Resumes in December
Boston Baroque
http://www.bostonbaroque.org

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THEATRE  – PLAYS
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Monday, November 5, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: Lea Delari: The Last Butch Standing
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/last-buth-standing

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: A Dance Presentation and Discussion with Choreographer Chet Walker
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show

Thursday, November 8, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: Org: Literati
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/or-literati

Friday, November 9, 2012 and Sunday, November 11, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: Mortified
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/opera-goes-to-jail

Friday, November 9, 2012 and Sunday, November 11, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: Unitard: New and Abused
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/unitard-new-and-abused

Friday, November 9, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: Unitard: Mortified
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/mortified-0

Saturday, November 10, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: The Donkey Show
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/donkey-show

Thursday, November 9, 2012
Coolidge Corner Theatre: Timon of Athens
http://www.coolidge.org

Friday, November 9, 2012
Goethe Institut: Frederick and Voltaire on Tour
German International School
http://www.info@boston.goethe.org

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Lyric Stage Company of Boston: The Chosen
http://www.lyricstage.com

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 to Saturday, November 10, 2012
Huntington Theatre Company
: Now or Later
http://www.huntingtontheatre.org



Wednesday, November 7, 2012
 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Charles Mosesian Theatre: Race
http://www.newreo.org



Thursday, November 8, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
Charles Playhouse: Blue Man Group
http://www.boston-theatre.com
 


Monday, November 5, 2012
 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
BCA Plaza Theatre: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
 
http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/443-bloody-bloody-andrew-jackson.html

Monday, November 5, 2012
 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
BCA Plaza Theatre: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo 
http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/474-bengal-tiger-at-the-baghdad-zoo.html

Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012
BCA Plaza Theatre: Maeterlinck’s The Death of Tintagiles 
http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/475-maeterlincks-the-death-of-tintagiles.html

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Citi Performing Arts Center – Wang Center: Australian Pick Floyd Show
http://www.boston-theatre.com

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Charles Playhouse: Blue Man Group
http://www.boston-theatre.com 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wilbur Theatre: Ron White
http://www.boston-theatre.com

Saturday, November 10, 2012
House of the Blues: Human Sexual Response and Epic Saturdays
http://www.boston-theatre.com 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

No shows this week
Fort Point Theatre Channel
http://www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org/productions

No shows this week
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston
https://www.reagleplayers.com/current.html

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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