If you’re in the mood for good music and theater, there’s a lot going on this weekend!The Curtain Call Theater is presenting Lend Me A Tenor, showing weekends until March 31st. Showtimes are Thursdays 7:30pm, Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00pm, and Sunday 3:00pm. They got a great review in the Times Union!
On Saturday, March 3rd at 7:30pm, local treasure and protected species Kevin Marshall will open for NYC comic Gina Brillon at Savannah’s/Dublin Underground on South Pearl St. in Albany. Kevin is extremely funny guy, a popular local blogger and the kind of guy who will throw himself off a building if it helps a charity raise money. Plus, he needs the money for a haircut, so help him out, will ya? Door opens at 7pm, so get there early and stake out your seat.
The Octavo Singers are presenting Opera Sorta, a collection of opera choruses from Carmen, Faust and Pagliacci, along with selections from Copland, Berger and Thompson at The Guilderland Public Library this Sunday, March 4th at 3pm. Curtis Funk is the director, Trevor Kahlbaugh is the accompanist and the concert includes solo performances by Irina Tikhonenko and Erin & Kate Kilmer.
Also on Sunday, soprano Jean Leonard presents her gorgeous recital about love at the Bethlehem Public Library at 2pm. I heard this recital last week and it was brilliant! Do yourself a favor and go!
On Sunday, March 4th, The Cathedral of All Saints on South Swan St. will present an organ recital featuring Robert Richter at 2:30pm, followed by choral evensong at 3pm featuring the accomplished Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys singing the works of Purcell and Tomkins.
For you North Country folk, there will be a choral evensong at Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs on Sunday March 4th at 3pm. Organ works by Bach, choral motets by Purcell and Tomkins. Beautiful music in a sublime worship space.
…..and for those who like to venture further afield, the Connecticut Lyric Opera is presenting Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in a number of different venues in March in southern Connecticut. The production features Aleksandra Romano as Despina. Aleks is one of the finest young mezzo sopranos I have ever heard – go to hear her now, so that when she is gracing the big opera houses with her glorious voice, you can say you heard her back in the day!
I also have it on good authority that my friend Bill Harrison will be blasting out Die Walkure while he does his laundry this weekend, but I think that’s an invitation-only event.