When most people think of Shakespeare, they remember sitting in school reading tragedies like Hamlet and King Lear, or comedies like A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare wrote in all genres however, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre, presented by the Folding Chair Classical Theatre falls into a lesser-known category — adventure.
The story follows the life and times of the eponymous hero, from youth to marriage to old age. [click to continue….]
As I walked into the venue where I would be seeing Yevgeny Sudbin, an acclaimed pianist who has performed throughout Europe; I seemed to be the only person there under the age of 30, apart from the musician, who was born in 1980. I expected as much, after trying to get a friend to accompany me unsuccessfully. Ironically, the performance, part of the Peoples Symphony Concerts series, was held at Washington Irving HS. As I settled in my seat, I was apprehensive. I enjoyed classical music, but hearing it live is completely different from listening to a CD. I become relaxed to the point of no return; the music is so soothing that everything else fades away. [click to continue….]