Posts Tagged 'Guest Review'

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.

Review: Neubauer soars above poorly balanced repertoire

Review: Neubauer soars above poorly balanced repertoire

On Thursday night, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra presented “Concerto for Viola and Orchestra,” a work Chautauqua Institution co-commissioned from composer Aaron Jay Kernis, with soloist Paul Neubauer in the spotlight. With a raw spirit and exceptional virtuosity, Neubauer beautifully portrayed Kernis’ masterwork, one underpinned by relationships and which focused on folk tunes, as the composer described it from the Amphitheater stage.