Boston Weekly Cultural & Artistic Picks 07/23 – 07/29, 2012

Boston Summer First Arts Weekend

Nélida Nassar  07.02.2012

The Pick of the Week: Boston Summer First Arts Weekend

Boston’s first summer arts weekend will take place from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Copley Square.  The Plaza will be transformed into the focal point for the festivities.  WGBH and The Boston Globe have teamed up to create this weekend and to bring to the city local and national artists.  Presented by Citizens Bank, these free events will have a dynamic variety of musical genres including jazz, blues, pop, Celtic, folk, classical and kids music.  There will also be Boston theatres and street performers. Special events will also come alive at the Copley Club after 10:30 p.m.  The Handel and Haydn Society with special guests will be kick off Sunday’s events with a Baroque brunch at the Copley Fairmont Hotel.

Performers such Irma Thomas, the soul queen of New Orleans will sing as well as Del McCoury; Sharon Shannon with Irish/Celtic music celebrating Celtic legends; Trumpeter Alison Balsom will bring her take on classical music; The Low Anthem will play folk-inspired indie pop; The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with energize the audience with its rhythm, and Suzanne Vega who broke onto the music scene in the 1980s with hits like “Luka.” will perform her new music in an intimate, club atmosphere.  Also part of the program is a special chidren treat with Flooky and the Beans.

Food vendors will be on hand but also local restaurants and pubs will participate by offering discounts and specials for the festival.

Local Tickets are on sale to the general public for $65, valued WGBH supporter can take advantage of VIP discount and secure your tickets for just $35!

Program

Friday, July 27, 2012
Main Stage, Copley Plaza
7:00 p.m. Sierra Hull and Highway 111
7:45 p.m. Preservation Hall Jazz Band
8:30 p.m. Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury
9:15 p.m. Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans
10:00 p.m. Finale

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Main Stage and Fountain Stage, Copley Plaza
11:00 a.m. Flooky & the Beans, Main Stage
12:15 p.m. Bonaparte, Main Stage
12:45 p.m. Wolftones, Fountain Stage
1:00 p.m. Dan Zanes and Friends, Main Stage
2:20 p.m. The Harney Academy of Irish Dance, Fountain Stage
2:45 p.m. Sharon Shannon, Main Stage
3:50 p.m. Luminarium Dance, Fountain Stage
4:15 p.m. The Low Anthem, Main Stage
5:20 p.m. Melodeego, Fountain Stage
5:45 p.m. Poncho Sanchez, Main Stage
7:30 p.m. Suzanne Vega, Main Stage
9:15 p.m. Soul Rebels, Main Stage
10:00 p.m. Finale, Main Stage

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Main Stage and Fountain Stage, Copley Plaza
1:00 p.m. New England Conservatory Contemporary Improv Showcase, Main Stage
2:00 p.m. Cirque Theatre/Linda Peck, Fountain Stage
2:15 p.m. Anderson & Roe, Main Stage
3:20 p.m. North Shore (A capella), Fountain Stage
3:30 PM Igudesman and Joo, Main Stage
4:20 PM North Shore (A capella), Fountain Stage
4:45 PM Boston Landmarks Orchestra with visiting conductor Christopher Warren-Green & trumpeter Alison Balsom, Main Stage

http://cache.boston.com/images/ads/SummerArtsWeekend/bostonsummerarts_ALL.pdf
http://www.boston.com.ae.theatre_art/summer_arts_weekend/2012

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CINEMA  – FILM
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Monday, July 23, 2012 

Friday, July 27, 2012 

Saturday, July 28, 2012    

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Harvard Film Archives
: Paramount Pictures Centennial Tribute Continue
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 to Sunday, July 29, 2012


Museum of Fine Arts
: Boston French Film Festival Continue
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film

Monday, July 23, 2012 to Sunday, July 29, 2012
Kendall Square Cinema

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

Monday, July 23, 2012 to Sunday, July 29, 2012

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

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Goethe Institute at Coolidge Corner Theatre

http://www.coolidge.org

Monday, July 23, 2012 to Sunday, July 292, 2012
Fenway Regal Theatre
: MET HD: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
http://www.movies?hl=en&near=fenway

Friday, July 27, 2012
MIT Films
http://www.lsc.mit.edu/

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MUSIC  – CONCERTS
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Monday, July 23, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood: Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood: Brahms Complete Works for Piano,
Program 3  

Thursday 26, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Tanglewood: Brahms Complete Works for Piano,
Program 4

Friday, July 27,  2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Tanglewood: Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Mussorgsky
Saturday, July 28, 2012 
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Tanglewood: Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: 
Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra:
Tanglewood Music Center: Chamber Music
http://www.bso.org/

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 
Museum of Fine Arts
: Oliver Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits
http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/oliver-mtukudzi-and-black-spirits

Monday, July 23, 2012 
to Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012 and Sunday July 29, 2012
Berklee College of Music: Summer Festival in the City
http://www.berklee.edu/

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Longy School of Music of Bard College
: International Baroque Institute at Longy
Dell’arbore musicale
Friday, July 27, 2012
Longy School of Music of Bard College
: International Baroque Institute at Longy
Capricci da sonare
Longy School of Music of Bard College
: International Baroque Institute at Longy
Il Trionfo dell’Onore

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Longy School of Music of Bard College
: International Baroque Institute at Longy
La Festa di Bacco
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Longy School of Music of Bard College
: Songs for the Britten Centenary
Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, Gerald Seminatore, tenor, Brian Moll, piano
Purcell Realizations, Canticle (Abraham and Isaac), A Charm of Lullabies
Winter Words

http://www.longy.edu/concerts/concerts_calendar.htm

Friday, July 27, 2012

New England Conservatory
http://necmusic.edu/jordan-hall

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Music/CRASHarts: DEBO Band / Grupo Fantasma 
http://www.CRASHarts.org/

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Boston Landmark Orchestra
http://www.landmarkorchestra.org/

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DANCE
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Flamenco Boston: Flamenco and Tapas
Bar Lola
http://www.barlola.com/

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OPERA
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THEATRE – PLAYS
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
 

American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: 
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/roller-disco

Friday, July 27, 2012

American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: Bye Bye Liver:  Play
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/boston-drinking-play

Saturday, July 28, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON:
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/the-donkey-show

Sunday July 29, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON:
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/mortified 

Plays resume September 7, 2012 
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
http://www.lyricstage.com

Plays resume September 14, 2012
Huntington Theatre Company

http://www.huntingtontheatre.org/

Plays resume August 14, 2012
BCA Plaza Theatre
https://www.baonline.org/

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Fort Point Theatre Channel: Indiscreet Discretion
http://www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org/productions/

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

No shows this week
Regent Arlington Theatre of Greater Boston
https://www.regenttheatre.com

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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