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Review: ‘Carmina’ aims high, overloads Senses

Review: ‘Carmina’ aims high, overloads Senses

My favorite moments in music performance are those when, as a member of the audience, I am able to make a connection to something personal — something musical that relates to something extra-musical, extending a memory or experience into the present space. Because I want music to be meaningful, it doesn’t take much — I am looking and listening for the connection.

Review: Despite shortcomings, CTC’s ‘Henry V’ offers ‘wonderful glimpse’ of conservatory’s talent

Review: Despite shortcomings, CTC’s ‘Henry V’ offers ‘wonderful glimpse’ of conservatory’s talent

One particularly compelling throughline in Shakespeare’s history plays is the maturation of Henry V. When does he morph from the prank-loving, bawdy-house-frequenting Prince Hal into the sage, shrewd, continent-conquering King Henry? Judging from Evan Cabnet’s crisp but thematically questionable production of Henry V, featuring all 13 members of this year’s acting Chautauqua Theater Company Conservatory, that crucial day has yet to arrive.