The BSO has previously recorded three movie soundtracks at Symphony Hall: Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan with composer and conductor John Williams in 1998, and Mystic River composed by Clint Eastwood, orchestrated by Pat Hollenbeck, and conducted by Lennie Neuhaus in 2003. The BOSTON soundtrack will be the first work by Mr. Beal performed by the Boston Symphony; the occasion will also mark Mr. Beal’s first time conducting the orchestra.
Just as Velentine’s Day rolls around, Shakespeare’s most notorious couples are loving, fighting, scheming and wooing. Lover’s Spat is directed by Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and performed in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre Feb. 18-19.
“2017 pairs exciting artists with great, timely pieces for audiences to experience in a whole new light,” said BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. “We’ll stage new productions of two landmark musicals of the 20th century, two laugh-out-loud comedies, two sensational thrillers, plus welcome back BSC veteran and Broadway star Jeff McCarthy, taking on the role of real-life activist William Kunstler.”
Co-Artistic Directors Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione and Matthew Penn lead region’s only professional theater exclusively dedicated to the development of new plays.
Newcomers Jane Pfitsch (BSC’s His Girl Friday), Lucky Gretzinger, and Douglas Rees join veteran actors Matt Neely, Dina Thomas and Peggy Pharr Wilson in ten fresh new 10-minute plays. Performed February 16 – March 5, 2017.
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“The combination of the Fresh Takes series and this new play contest is a perfect fit. We all look forward to helping Alyson Mead meet her artistic mission with this play.” -Tracy Liz Miller