Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society: Beethoven’s 250th— January 18 @ 07:00 pm
Beethoven’s musical talent was obvious in the early period lasting through 1802. His father, his first teacher, promoted him as a child prodigy and by 1793, Beethoven had established a reputation as a piano virtuoso and had mastered the ‘Viennese style’. Beethoven’s middle (heroic) period from 1802 through 1812 began shortly after the personal crisis brought on by his recognition of intruding deafness and includes large-scale works that express heroism and struggle. The work of the middle period established Beethoven as a master, and one of the greatest ”Romantic” composers. During Beethoven’s late period, around 1815, he lost total hearing and began a renewed study of older music, including works by Bach and Handel. Works from this period are characterized by their intellectual depth, formal innovations, and intense, personal expression.
ArtSmart – The Met Opera Story of Akhnaten (Glass)— January 23 @ 01:00 pm
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center ArtSmart -Opera Series is delighted to bring Erik Kroncke to moderate the pre-opera sessions for the 2019-2020 series. The Met Opera in HD film presentations. Erik brings knowledge of opera as both a performer and opera connoisseur to the 45- minute preshow background talk. ArtSmart is free with your ticket to the film. Bring a bag lunch* to enjoy this on stage discussion of Glass’ Akhnaten.
The Met Opera Live in HD: Akhnaten (Glass)— January 23 @ 02:00 pm
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.
Secret Stash— January 25 @ 07:00 pm
This Benefit Concert will be anchored by Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band and his ‘secret stash’ of wildly talented musical friends. Guests include Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band), Adam Gardner and Ryan Miller (Guster), Marc Roberge (O.A.R.), DJ Logic, Eric Fawcett (Spy Mob and N*E*R*D), Michael Ghegan (Sax & Keyboards), Brett Scallions (Fuel) and more drop ins to be announced! This inaugural concert will benefit the Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation.
Che Malambo— February 5 @ 10:00 am
The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, singing, and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse all-male company of gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer Gilles Brinas.