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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 26, 2013 Page 9 by d(Ingela Cornacchio Find a Piece of Mind with composer Karl Jenkins and The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. (Photo courtesy Hnadel and Hayden Productions) Find a Piece of Mind .... The Metropolitan Chorale presents "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" composed by Karl Jenkins. The production will take place in NEC's Jor- dan Hall on Saturday, May 4  at 8:00 pm. This powerful, anti-war composition based on the Catholic Mass evokes the descent into war, moments of reflection, the horrors that war brings and the hope for peace. Jenkins connects to audiences with powerful texts and music, from jazz and a 15m-century French folk tune to an Islamic call to prayer, African-inspired rhythms and poetry by a sur- vivor of the 1945 Atomic Bomb attack on Hiroshima. Music Director Lisa Graham leads the 100-voice chorus, soloists and orches- tra in Jordan Hall's final con- cert of the season. The con- cert soloists Artists in Resi- dence are: Dana Schnitzer, soprano; Oriana Dunlop, mezzo-soprano; Jonas Budris, tenor; Matthew Wight, bass. Their own tenor, Mohiuddin Khan, is the reciter of the Call to Prayer. Also on the program is Antonin Dvooik'sTe Deum for cho- rus, soloists and orchestra and Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings. After the recent events in Boston "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" is a perfect stage drama to catch. The production will take place in NEC's Jordan Hall located at 30 Gainsborough Street, Bos- ton, MA on Saturday, May 4 th at 8:00 pm. For more infor- mation on tickets and direc- tions call 617-585-1100. dephtha Sounds the Sym- phony .... Handel and Haydn Society presents dephtha at Symphony Hall on Friday, May 3 rd and Sunday May 5% Passion, redemption, sac- rifice and honor -- Handel's electrifying oratorio dephtha tells the story of a warrior willing to sacrifice it all for a chance at glory. For the first time since 1867, the Handel and Haydn Society bring the legend of dephtha to life, pre- miered in the U.S. by H&H in 1855. Experience the trans- formative powers of Handel's music as Harry Christopher's leads the H&H Period Instru- ment Orchestra and Chorus alongside a stellar cast of so- loists in this theatrical story on stage at Symphony Hall. The program features Harry Christopher as con- ductor Robert Murray, TENOR (JEPHTHA), Cath- erine Wyn-Rogers, MEZZO- SOPRANO (STORGI), do611e Harvey, SOPRANO (IPHIS), William Purefoy, COUNTER- TENOR (HAMOR), Woodrow Bynum, BARITONE (ZEBUL) and Teresa Wakim, SO- PRANO (ANGEL). Founded in Boston in 1815, the Handel and Haydn Soci- ety (H&H) is considered America's oldest continu- ously performing arts organi- zation and will celebrate its bicentennial in 2015. Its Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus are internation- ally recognized in the field of Historically Informed Perfor- mance, using the ins- truments and techniques of the composer's time. Under Artistic Director Harry Christopher's' leadership, the mission of the Handel and Haydn Society is to enrich life and influence culture by performing Baroque and Classical music at the high- est levels of artistic excel- lence and by providing en- gaging, accessible and broadly inclusive music edu- cation and training activi- ties. H&H's Period Instru- ment Orchestra and Chorus present live and recorded historically informed perfor- mances of this repertoire in Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 I Looking for a good laugh, check out Mike McCarthy at the Comedy Vault in Boston. (Photo courtesy of Comedy Vault Boston) ways that stimulate the musical and cultural devel- opment of our Greater Bos- ton community and contem- porary audiences across the nation and beyond. H&H's esteemed tradition of innovation and excellence began in the 19 m century with the U.S. premieres of Handel's Messiah (1818), Haydn's The Creation (1819), Verdi's Requiem (1878) and Bach's St. Matthew Passion (1879). In 1967, Artistic Di- rector Thomas Dunn trans- formed the chorus into a small, expert ensemble and in 1986, Christopher Hog- wood became Artistic Direc- tor and added period instru- ment performances. Music Director Grant Llewellyn (2001-2006) and Artistic Advisor Sir Roger Norrington (2006-2008) continued this tradition, as Harry Chris- tophers, appointed in 2008, does today. With such rich tradition the Handel and Haydn pro- ductions are always an event worth attending and Jephtha is no different. There are two shows; one on Friday, May 3 rd at 8:00 pm and on Sunday, May 5 th at 3:00 pm. For more information on tickets or directions to Symphony Hall call 617-266-3605 or irisit www. handelandhaydn.org. Looking for a Good Laugh .... Look no further. Mike McCarthy and Paul Nardizzi are hitting the Hub at the Comedy Vault on Boylston. Mike McCarthy as seen on Showtime and Comedy Central. Mike is known throughout the industry as the Comedy Barbarian, his high-energy style of humor will leave the audience bouncing off the walls and gasping for breath. He hits the stage like a titan and does not relent until the entire audience is under his I IAMONDS ' ROLEX [ ESTATE JEWELRY [ Bought & Sold [ Jewelers Exch. Bldg. J . .Jim (617).3.r(6., . spell laughing at things they never thought they would. Some comics make you laugh; Mike McCarthy will make you laugh till you cry. Don't miss this high energy, balls to the walls comedy experience ... JUST REMEM- BER TO FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTSII! Mike will be on stage Friday, April 26 h at 9:00 pm, Saturday the 27  at 8:00 pm and 10:15 pm. Paul Nardizzi began his comedy career in 1990, quickly becoming a Boston area favorite and a national headliner within four years. He has made numerous ap- pearances on Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central, won the Bos- ton Comedy Festival Compe- tition and is one of the most requested acts on XM Satel- lite Radio. He is now one of the top standup comedians in Boston and the New England area and is known nationally for his rapid-fire comedy style. He can be seen per- forming in clubs nationwide in addition to providing cor- porate entertainment and working at charity events and parties. In addition to his work as a standup comedian, Paul is also the published author of the comedy books 602 Rea- sons to Be Pissed Off and 602 Reasons to Be Ticked Off, which are available now in major bookstores. He has compiled two humor COs en- titled Sucking a Cow's Udder During a Solar Eclipse and Live at the Music Hail Paul's show is also available on the DVD Paul Nardizzi -- Live From the Comedy Connection. Paul is spending a lot of time in the city but a couple of his upcoming shows are: Wednesday, May I st at 8:30 pm and Wednesday, May 8 th also 8:30 pm. Visit the Com- edy Vault Boston website to see Paul's full schedule. Dick's Comedy Vault has for over 24 years been Boston's most fun comedy club and is Boston's only full service, seven nights a week comedy club. With great food, drinks and shows at great prices that feature national headliners with a Boston connection and local come- dians are joined by Boston's next superstars. Dane Cook had a show there every Fri- day for two years in the '90s. The Vault is located at 124 Boylston Street in a reno- vated bank at Remington's Restaurant between "Gypsy Bar" and "The Alley" across from Boston Common and The Boylston T-stop just down from the Colonial Theater. For more information on tick- ets and times you can call 800-401-2221 or visit www. beantowncomedy.com for upcoming acts. Thoroughly Modern Mille .... is currently swinging on stage at the Stoneham The- atre now through May 12 th. Winner of six 2002 Tony Awards, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love. Millie samples the "thoroughly modern" flapper life, makes friends and finds unexpected romance. With rousing dance numbers and toe-tapping music, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a thoroughly enjoy- able night of theatre. Thoroughly Modem Millie is a book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, original story/ screenplay by Richard Mor- ris, directed and choreo- graphed by Ilyse Robbins. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience live theatre and Stoneham is a firm believer in that. In an effort to bring the excitement of live theatre to more of our community, Stoneham Theatre is proud to offer "Pay What You Can." One hour prior to the first Thursday performance of each Main , Stage production, tickets to that performance will be sold on a "Pay What You Can" basis, sponsored by Melrose Cooperative Bank. In 1917 the town of Stoneham, population 7,500, already boasted two movie houses. Many doubted the need for a third. However, The Stoneham opened on Friday, November 2% 1917 at an estimated cost of $47,000. The feature attraction of the opening performance was Womanhood, the Glory of the Nation, with all proceeds given to the Stoneham Red Cross. 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