Art Leonard’s Cultural Diary – March 22 through April 16, 2014

I’ve had a busy few weeks, both in terms of attending things and in terms of work having to get done, as a result of which there is a big pile-up of programs for me to write about, so herewith a diary of brief comments about the events I’ve attended from March 22 through April 16. I have omitted comment about the Jeremy Denk piano recital at Peoples’ Symphony Concerts, which I wrote about separately … <Read More>

Weekend Culture – “The Landing”, Garrick Ohlsson at PSC, ASO’s Classics Declassified Mendelssohn 5th at Symphony Space

Busy cultural weekend for me.

Saturday afternoon I attended a performance at the Vineyard Theatre of “The Landing,” a new musical by Greg Pierce (book and lyrics) and John Kander (music).  This is Kander’s first full-length show with a new collaborator since the passing of his former writing partner, Fred Ebb.  It is a modest three-part show with a four-member cast, on this occasion Julia Murney, David Hyde Pierce (uncle of Kander’s collaborator), Frankie Seratch … <Read More>