Tag Archives | John Williams

Mattie Hawkinson. Photo by Shawn May.

Review: ‘The Broken Heart’ at Quintessence Theatre Group

It’s unlikely you will be familiar with John Ford’s The Broken Heart. Like most early 17th century playwrights not named Shakespeare, Ford’s works are rarely performed: he’s known almost exclusively for ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore. The Broken Heart was not performed between Ford’s time and 1962, when Laurence Olivier included it in the Chichester Festival’s season. […]

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Christopher Garofalo, John Williams, Lee Cortopassi and Ashton Carter. Photo by Shawn May.

Review: ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ at Quintessence Theatre Group

Quintessence Theatre Group brings William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, as directed by Alexander Burns, vibrantly to life with spectacular staging, scintillating costumes and a sparkling cast. The King of Navarre, Ferdinand (Lee Cortopassi), has convinced his complement of Lords – Berowne (John Williams), Longaville (Ashton Carter) and Dumaine (Christopher Garofalo) – to swear off women […]

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Review: The NSO Pops: ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’: Film with Live Music at The Kennedy Center

The most significant difference between entering your neighborhood cinema to catch the latest PG film offering and traversing the Hall of Nations to enter the Grand Foyer at The Kennedy Center in anticipation of The National Symphony Orchestra Pops (NSO): E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (E.T.) – Film with Live Music is the number of black cocktail […]

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National Symphony Orchestra–‘Star Trek’ at Wolf Trap

On August 1st 2015, the National Symphony Orchestra presented Star Trek, the 2009 epic film drama by Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment at Wolf Trap. Conductor Emil de Cou lead a 96-piece ensemble, providing a Michael Giacchino’s thrilling live score to accompany the feature film in what was an exceptional and unforgettable night of entertainment. […]

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Composer John Williams.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: ‘A Tribute to John Williams’ at The Music Center at Strathmore

At the atmospheric Strathmore complex in North Bethesda on a hot Thursday evening,  on May 28, 2015, the musical presentation entitled The Music of John Williams was a modest delight with many pleasurable moments.  Renowned Guest conductor Jack Everly led the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a succession of diverse musical pieces that were a gift […]

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The National Chamber Ensemble’s Concert “Jewish Musical Treasures” This Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 pm at The Rosslyn Spectrum

I highly recommend ….      The National Chamber Ensemble  2013-14 Season opening night concert: Jewish Musical Treasures Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere I am looking forward to attending the opening night of the National Chamber Ensemble’s 2013-2014 Season this Saturday, November 9th, at 7:30 pm at the Rosslyn […]

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Composer Hans Zimmer. Photo by Zoe Zimmer,

Chatting with Super Composer Hans Zimmer About ‘Man of Steel’ by Jordan Wright

According to a 2007 British survey Hans Zimmer is considered “one of the world’s 100 living geniuses.” He shares space on the list with the likes of Stephen Hawking, Prince and Philip Glass. Zimmer’s own list of achievements includes an Academy Award, several Golden Globes, Grammys, Lifetime Achievement Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and dozens […]

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