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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 11,2011 Page 11 LONGWOOD SYMPHONY tionally acclaimed collection of Eijk an installation that combines ORCHESTRA'S SEASON and Rose-Marie van Otterloo illumi- museum objects and the artist's New England Conservatory's nate one of the greatest artistic and personal archive of photographs. Jordan Hall cultural chapters in history. The Van FREEPORT ]NO. 003]: SUSAN NOW 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, MA Ottcrloo collection is virtuallyPIIILII~Z - May I, 2011 to Septem- IMAGERY & INSPIRATION: unrivaled for its masterworks by the ber i, 201 i. Susan Philipsz creates PLAYING KECHLEY & VAUGHAN WILLIAMS leading Dutch and Flemish artists of sound installations that explore ways -March 19, 2011 at 8t00pm. Join Mae- the 1600s: Rembrandt Frans Hals, in which the emotive and psycho- stro Jonathan McPhee and Longwood Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Brueghel logical properties of song alter a UPTOWN a "DOWNTOWN Symphony Orchestra for this Boston the Elder, Aelbert Cuyp and many listener's perception of place and premiere by David Kechley and others. At PEM, over 20 examples of time. Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 2 17th-century Dutch and Flemish fur- PAINTING THE MODERN IN IN- in an evening of Imagery and Inspire- niture and decorative arts, also from DIA -" April 10, 2010 to January I, tion. What inspires the composer's the Van Otterloo collection, are 2012. It features seven renowned vision? What sparks the listener's shown in the company of these glori- painters who came of age during the imagination? In David Kechley's Wake- still lifes, height of the movement to free India , ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS Hooray for Captain Spaulding! When a celebrated sculpture goes missing from Mrs. Rittenhouse's fancy house party in honor of African explorer Captain Spaulding, her guests set out to find the thief in a series of madcap antics and exploits. Based on the original Marx Brothers Broadway hit and film classic, this contemprary adaptation of Animal Crackers is an outrageous, rollicking, laugh-out-loud musical comedy. Check out Theater Section for more details. THEATER THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON 140 Claredon St., Boston, IdA BROKE-eLeGY FAMILY AT A CROSSROADS - March 25 - April 23. 2011. A stirring portrait of an inner- city African-American family's defin- ing moments, Jackson's writing con- tains "so much verve and pathos that passages...practicaUy sing" (Var/ety]. As they long for simpler times, ten- sion builds between two brothers as their conflicting interests churn into a surprising outcome. "Jackson's characters love, laugh, dance, and argue in a way that honors their bit- tersweet survival." (The New Yorker) ANIMAL CRACKERS MADCAP MUSICAL MAYHEM! - May 6 - June 4, 2011. Hilarity ensues in this classic Marx Brothers musical when Mrs. Rittenhouse's swanky house party honoring the African explorer Captain Spaulding is interrupted by the pilfering of a prominent paint- ing. Screwball antics arise as the guests search for" the thief, result- ing in this "uproarious slapstick comedy* (New York Tfrn~s)_ An adap- tation of the original Broadway hit and classic film, this "madcap musi- cal" (Ch/eago Tr/bune} features favor- ite songs including "Three Little Words" and others. MY NAME IS ASI/ER LEV - Now through March 1~2, ~2Oll. My Name is Asher Lev follows the jour- ney of a controversial young Jewish painter tom between his Hasidic up- bringing and his desire to pant, His artistic gift threatens to estrange him from his sheltered religious commu- nity in postwar Brooklyn and the par- ents he loves. While his mother is torn between her son and her husband, Asher must choose between his art and his faith. Visit www.lyrlcstage.com or call 617-585-5678 for tickets. Special Events MUSIC ARTS CITI PERFORMING AI~TS CENTER WANG THEATER 270 Tremont St., Boston, IdA ~ - Friday, February 1 I, 2011 - 7:30pm; Saturday, Febru- ary 12, 2011 - 2:00pm; Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 7:30pm; Sunday, February 13, 2011 2:OOprn. This is an authentic, high end Chinese classic show. Rediscover the beauty of Chinese traditional culture with SHEN YUN Performing Arts" Chinese Spectacular. A culture 5,000 years in the makin~ comes, to life on stage through nearly 20 classical Chinese dances, songs, and drama based on ancient legends, heroic stories and courageous tales. A collaboration of more than 80 classically trained danc- ers, choreographers, musicians, and vocalists. New York-based SHEN YUN Performing Arts presents the best of China's culture like you've never ex- perienced before. This show is a feast for your body and soul. For tickets cafi 1-800-954-4606 or 10g on to the webiste at www. shenyunperformingart s. org. THE WILBUR THEATRE 246 Tremont St., Boston, MA HERB ALPERT AND LANI HALL - Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7:30PM. For more than fifty years, Herb AIpert has come to mean many things to many people• To generations of music fans, Alpert is the dark-haired, trumpet-playing songmaker whose name instantly brings to mind memorable songs like "The Lonely Bull," "A Taste of Honey," and "Rise." These are but a few of the tunes Alpert recorded either as leader of the legendary Tijuana Brass. You may purchase tickets by calling 1- 00-74 - 000 or 10g onto www.thewilburtheatre.com. HOUSE OF BLUES 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIA- MENT/FUNKADELIC - February 18, 201 I. The funkmaster himself is back in action• George Clinton continues to entertain with his soul and funk style with hits llke "Flashlight," "One Nation Under a Groove" and "Atomic Dog." Don't miss out on this fantastic performance. For tickets log onto www.ticketmaster.com, ~ ous portraits, ful Visions/Moonless Dreams (2009), and interiors. Made possible in part from British rule. To liberate them- Kechley found inspiration in four by a generous grant from the Richard selves from a position at the margins pieces of literature: the Bible, Japa- C. von Hess Foundation, the Samuel of an art world shaped by the colonial nesc haiku, Shakespeare and Proust. H. Kress Foundation, the Circle of establishment, they organized path- Ralph Vaughan Williams was in- Friends and the Netherland-America breaking associations - the Calcutta trigued by the sights and sounds of Foundation in honor of Frederik J. Artists Group in 1943, the Progres- his beloved city, from its Hansom cabs Duparc. sive Artists Group in 1947 Bombay, to the chimes of Westminster Cathe- FREEPORT [NO. 002]: MARIANNE and the Delhi Shflpi Chakra in 1949. dral, and depicts these in his London MUELLER - March 26, 2011 to They pioneered new approaches to Symphony. For into call 617-667-1527 December 31, 2011. Located in painting, repositioning their own art or visit longwoodssymphony.org, the: Photography, Hilborn Gallery. practices internationally and in rela- Swiss artist Martantle Mucllcr delves tion to the 5,000-year history of art in into PEM's collection to create India• Log onto www.pem.org. BOSTON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 161 First Street, Suite 202. Cambridge, MA IL ~IARDINO ARMONICO - Sat- urday, February 19, 2011 at 8pm. Founded in Milan in 1985, the legendary ensemble II Giardino Armonico celebrates its 25th anni- versary season by making its d6but with the Boston .Early Music Festival. Acclaimed around the globe for their performances and recordings, these eight extraordinary musicians will bring their talents to an evening of sonatas and concerti .by Venetian Baroque masters. For tickets call 617-661-1812 or visit www.bemf.org. THE REGATTABAR AT THE CHARLES HOTEL One Bennett St., Cambridge, MA NEWPOLI - March 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM. Newpoli is a group of exception- ally talented singers and musicians, all alumni from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, thatperforma Southern Italian Folk Music, mainly from the regions of Campania and Puglia, integrating a wide variety of styles such as Taran- tella-Pizzica, Tammuriata, Villanella and the Neapolitan Canzone, encom- passing music from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Formed in Octo- ber of 2003, the group consists of two singers, Carmen Marsico and Angela Rossi, a Tamorra player (traditional Italian percussion), Fable Pirozzolo, a percussionist, Michael Daillak, an ac- cordion player, Roberto Cassan, a clas- sical guitarist, Bj6rn Wenn~s, a double bass player, Kendall Eddy, a flute player, Geni Skendo, and a violinist, Megumi Sasakl. For tickets call 617- 395-7757 or www.regattabarjazz.com MUSEUM OF SCIENCE Science Park, Boston, MA FRIDAY EVENING STARGAZING AT THE GILLILAND OBSERVA- TORY - Every Friday from 8:30 - i0:00 PM - FREE - Enjoy the Museum's roof- top observatory equipped with a com- puter-controlled 12-inch Meade LX200 telescope - you'll be amazed and astounded by it all. WEATHER-WISE - This new per- manent 2,800 square foot interactive exhibit takes you through the scales of weather. It features the CBS4 Weather Team as video guides, help- ing people to understand the science and technology behind weather pre- dictions. Some of the features are: Storm Watch Living Room, where visi- tors experience simulated severe weather conditions as if they were looking out a window of their home; Fog Tornado, where a simulated 3-D tornado shows how a real tornado can form; Walk-through Weather Front, where visitors can walk down a corri- dor in front of a canopy of clouds and experience temperature changes, wind gusts and rain sounds; and much more. The Museum of Science has more than 600 permanent hands-on c~iblts, frequent traveling exhibi- tions and a staff of science interpret- ers. For more information about other aspects of the MOS, please visit www.m0s.0rg or call 617-723-2500 or {TRY} 617-589-0417, THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA GOLDEN: DUTCH AND FLEMISH MASTERWORKS FROM THE ROSE-MARIE AND EIJK VAN OTTERLOO COLLECTION - Febru- ary 26 2011 to June 19, 2011. NeaHy ~eventy patntlngs~ from the tntcrna~ landscapes I~ ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00AM to I:00PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM www. 1110wccmam.com. "Italia Og~i" Sundays 1PM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. 1460WXBR.com. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti IIAM-IPM Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franciosa Show" Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8AM 9AM every Sunday on WSRO 650 AM in Framingham and online at www.wsro.com. "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday mornings from 6AM-8AM and Sunday evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. www. dongiovannishow, com. NEW HORIZONS AT CHOATE 21 Warren Avenue, Woburn, MA LECTURE ON SARDINIA - Mon- day, February 28. 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A lecture on the Island of Sardinia. Learn about this interesting island and about the Emerald Coast where the Aga Khan and other celebritie.s have summer-homes. Offered by the Sons of Italy Woburn Ladies Lodge. Held downstairs in the Terrace Lounge. Admission is free. In the event of snow, call Dotty 781-~D2- 8203. BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA FLAVORS OF THE MEDITERRA- - Friday, February I~, 2011 at 7:00pro. Enjoy a relaxed evening of wine and food from the Mediterra- nean. This walk-around reception will treat you to the many different wines of Spain, Southem France, and Italy, while indulging yourself with Chef Daniel Bruce's lavishly prepared buf- fet of Mediterranean dishes. Log onto www.bostonwinefestival.net CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN Pr0videnee, Rhode Island FOUR NATIONS ENSEMBLE: MUSIC FROM~ ..VENICE & ~J ~ - " 20 VERSAILLES - Sund~y, february , 2011 at 3:30 pnu [nO~e 17th & 18th century, every composer looked to France or Italy for musical inspiration. Hear Four Nationas Ensemble --An- drew Appel, director & harpsichord; Charles Brink, traverso; Krista Bennion Feeney, baroque violin; Loretta O'Sullivan, baroque cello -- perform works by Couperin, Vlvaldi, Telemann& Francoeur, creating an international fusion of French and Italian attributes. Call 401-621-6123 for more information. DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge THE CORO-DANTE, New England's all-Italian repertoire chorus of the Dante Alig~eri Society, W/l/be- gin on January ~Ist in preparation for the Spring concert. Rehearsals are every Monday night from 7:00 - 8:30 p.tn. We are a four-part (Soprano/ Alto/Tenor/Bass) chorus conducted by Kevin Galie'. M.M.. J.D. New mem- bers are always welcome. This Is a fun group of all ages who are inter- ested in singing in Italian, Italian cul- ture. and making friends Contact Kellle at keUieogutman@gmail.com. UTRECHT STRING QUARTET FROM THE NETHERLANDS WITH KEVIN GALII~, POSITIV ORGAN- Sunday February 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. Works by: Sweelinck, Sammartini, Tchaikovsky. Free Event. EMIGRATIO 2011 - Sunday, Feb- ruary 20, 2011 at 4:00pm presented by Dante Alighieri Society and Ediat present a theatrical performance de- signed and directed by Luisa Marine, Freedom for Woman in love, New York City's Little Italy 1880-1940 from the sketches of Eduardo Migliaccio. Per- formed by Richard Migliaccio Farfariello's grandson• Call 617-876- 5160 for more information. SPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY 282 Bennington St., East Boston CARNEVALE 2011 - Thursday, March 10th, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This event is sponsored by Italia Unite. Carnevale which means "goodbye to meaC has been celebrated in Italy throughout its 150 years as a unified sovereign nation. Please join us to celebrate the tradition of Carnevale in Italy and the 150th Anniversary of Italy's Unification! The evening will consist of MusiC by DJ Mike Lavecchia, presentations on "Carnevale" held in various regions of Italy, including Sciacca, Sicily where Italia Unite member Pascal Gangi hafts from. Pascal and his group will present a replica of traditional floats from his home town along with other towns, made of paper mache. The Beverley Richard dancers will perform to a few traditional Carnevale songs. So bring your masks or drcss up in Carnevale mode or simply join us in your busi- ness casual attire for an evening of fun and Italian culture. Admission also includes a buffet dinner. For ticket information please call 617-561-3201 or onto www.italiaunlta,org VENEZIA RESTAURANT BOSTON 20 Ericsson Street, Boston, MA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 12:00 PM. Donne 2000 invites you to celebrate "Festa delle Donne" with an exquis- ite Brunch, Entertainment and The Donne 2000 Scholarship Award Presentation. Proceeds to benefit the scholarship for a woman in college studying the Italian language and or culture• Donne 2000 has raised money and awareness for many chari- table causes including breast cancer over the years. For further informa- tion, please contact Rite Susi at 617- 742-7337 or E-mail: rltasusi@aol.com. HILLTOP RESTAURANT Route I, Saugus MA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN;S DAY . Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 12:30PM. Saint Domenic Society Protector of of August celebrates International Women's Day. Entertainment pro- vided by Ross Zagami. All Proceeds to benefit breast cancer research. For more information please call Maria Mellace at 781-289-6323, Maria Teresa Costa at 781-662-2752. France Daniele at 781-485-1042, Lucy Russo at 781-284-0362 or Line Saraceno at 7 1-2 4-7 1, SPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY 280 Benuington St., East Boston, MA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - Sunday, March 6, 2011 at l:00pm. Please join us in celebrating the Cen- tenary of Women across the world to honor Aria Maria de Jesus Ribeiro da Silva di Garibaldi best known as Anita Garibaldi. For more information please contact Francesca DiBenedetto at 617-820-8885. Scarf contest: Feel free to wear your fanciest scarf to model with us! -~h.: )51 : t