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Archive for October 14, 2013

A Young Girl’s Undoing

Tenor James Valenti, Pinkerton in LOC's "Madama Butterfly"

[Madama Butterfly, live at 7:15 PM] One villain in opera always get booed. So many operas are based on assumptions that don’t resonate with us today, like Ernani’s pledge to commit suicide (who would honor such a thing?), or Leonora’s retreat into a monastery in “La forza del destino.” “Madama Butterfly,” on the other hand

Third Coast LIVE

Third Coast Percussion Ensemble

A “percussion ensemble” might evoke images of ten metal trash cans tumbling down a fire escape, but The Third Coast Percussion Ensemble is challenging that. The breadth of musicality and range of expression in one of their concerts is heartwarming; after all, everybody’s a percussionist at some level

Great ex-SPEK-tations

Spektral Quartet cellist Russell Rolen

An exciting band of newcomers, the Spektral Quartet comes to Live from WFMT on Monday at 8:00 PM. Breaking the mold of the chamber concert experience, these guys are fun, and can play like crazy.