Richmond Mens Chorus http://richmondmenschorus.org/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 23:04:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://richmondmenschorus.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Richmond Mens Chorus http://richmondmenschorus.org/ 32 32 The Disco Biscuits Announce March 2022 Tour Dates https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/15/the-disco-biscuits-announce-march-2022-tour-dates/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 21:04:29 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/15/the-disco-biscuits-announce-march-2022-tour-dates/

Disco Cookies announced several tour dates in 2022 that are scheduled to take place on the East Coast in March. The Philadelphia-based jamtronica quintet last performed on New Years Eve to a local crowd at The Fillmore.

Members Marc Brownstein, Jon “Barber” Gutwillig, Aron Magner, and Allen Aucoin will then hit the road on March 3, calling at Worcester, MA The Palladium. From there, The Disco Biscuits will travel to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania the following evening, putting on a unique show at The Sherman Theater. Saturday’s tour date announcement concludes with a two-night run at The National in Richmond, VA on March 10 and 11.

Related: Disco Cookies Offer Rarities, Betty White Tribute During Fillmore’s New Year’s Run [Photos/Videos]

These dates join several other appearances on the band’s 2022 schedule. On March 12, tDB will arrive in Pittsboro, North Carolina for a headlining spot at Wham Bam Music Festival. After that, the five-piece outfit will return north for a three-night adventure to The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York (from 31/03 to 02/04). Later in the year, the Biscuits will take off for Rothbury, MI’s electric forest music festival (23/06).

Tickets for the March 4 show at the Sherman Theater go on sale Wednesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. ET. All other dates for Disco Biscuits’ 2022 tour are on sale now. Lead the group website for purchase options and additional tour information.

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The London Contemporary Orchestra will host a 24-hour concert this weekend https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/15/the-london-contemporary-orchestra-will-host-a-24-hour-concert-this-weekend/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:28:38 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/15/the-london-contemporary-orchestra-will-host-a-24-hour-concert-this-weekend/
(Courtesy of the Contemporary Orchestra of London)

Entitled “24”, the concert will feature the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) and several collaborators in an unconventional way.

Starting Saturday evening, the program will feature a range of works ranging from modern classical to electronic music, by composers such as John Cage, Éliane Radigue, Mica Levi, Alvin Lucier, Michael Gordon and James Tenney.

Highlights of the program will also include the six-hour piece String Quartet No. 2 by Morton Feldman, as well as new performances by electronic musicians KMRU, Actress and Powell, accompanied by acoustic musicians.

The music will be set against an ever-changing backdrop of meditative visual projections by projection artist László Zsolt Bordos.

Spectators are encouraged to come and go as they please during the 24 hour period, staying for one, two or even 24 hours.

For a complete programming schedule, click on here.

Robert Ames, the conductor of LCO, wrote that he is “a big fan of not dictating audience behavior, but creating a space where it is comfortable to behave in a certain way”.

“I’m super interested to see if somebody’s going to hold on for 24 hours and see if there are any breaking points for people, if there’s a mass exodus at certain times or loads of people coming at other times,” he said. .

“I wanted to resist the temptation to throw myself all the way into ambient music and be in shape throughout the 24 hours. It’s programmed in the mind to give people the opportunity to see the things that they really want to see or the moments they really want to see come, but it should work as a 24-hour story about all the time,” Ames concluded.

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Ordway announces new vax policy as more venues cancel shows https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/14/ordway-announces-new-vax-policy-as-more-venues-cancel-shows/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 21:48:19 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/14/ordway-announces-new-vax-policy-as-more-venues-cancel-shows/

As canceled or postponed arts events pile up, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has announced stricter vaccination requirements.

Starting Feb. 1, the St. Paul venue will not only require vaccination (or a negative test result within 72 hours of the performance), but also proof of a booster. Masks remain mandatory and they cannot be fabric masks; theater now requires more omicron-resistant protection, such as N95 or KN95 masks. The policies apply to all Ordway, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and Schubert Club performances on the site.

The variant continues to disrupt performing arts schedules. The touring production of “Come From Away,” which is currently playing at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, has canceled two more performances — Friday night and Saturday afternoon — but intends to resume the 8 p.m. show on Saturday, having won some time to work new performers from Broadway, London and Toronto productions to the cast. The musical runs until January 23.

The Park Square Theater is postponing its revival of the musical drama “Mary and Rosetta,” after previously canceling some performances. Originally slated to debut on January 19, the drama about music trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe is “on hold” in hopes of premiering later.

“We have heard of anxiety from our customers, as well as challenges in the rehearsal room due to COVID-19. As we prioritize the health and safety of our performers and audience, all we said to breathe and come back when we can,” executive director Mark Ferraro-Hauck said.

The Yellow Tree Theater pushes back “In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play”. Slated to debut at the Osseo Theater on February 4, the comedy will now run from June 2-26.

Two events at the Landmark Center in St. Paul have been moved. The “Urban Expedition China” dance/culture program, originally scheduled for Sunday, will now take place on February 20. “Black Sea Odyssey,” featuring Ethnic Dance Theater and originally scheduled for February 20, will be a virtual event in March.

Among clubs in the Twin Cities, about one in five live music concerts scheduled for this weekend have been postponed or cancelled, mostly at the request of artists. Canceled shows include Samantha Fish at First Avenue on Saturday and Tina Schlieke at The Dakota on Saturday (which was replaced by Ginger Commodore’s tribute to Sidney Poitier the same night).

Other concerts canceled in the coming days include annual tributes to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton at the Cabooze and Turf Club, respectively; rapper Sean Anonymous’ birthday party at 7th St. Entry; Best Coast’s tour date at Fine Line and Kiss the Tiger’s residency concert at Icehouse.

At the Crooners Supper Club in Fridley, three shows were canceled – Jennifer Grimm on Friday, Songs of Laurel Canyon and Lynne Rothrock on Saturday and Robert Robinson on Sunday. The site will be closed until February 3 for renovations.

Editors Chris Riemenschneider and Jon Bream contributed to this report.

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MIN VÄN FASCISTEN/MY FRIEND THE FASCIST THE MUSICAL comes to the Playhouse Teater https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/14/min-van-fascisten-my-friend-the-fascist-the-musical-comes-to-the-playhouse-teater/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:49:14 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/14/min-van-fascisten-my-friend-the-fascist-the-musical-comes-to-the-playhouse-teater/

The musical My Friend the Fascist will visit Playhouse in Stockholm

It has rhythm, the schnapps flows and lots of laughs. The set doesn’t speak a line but takes you singing through a musical journey like verse, rock and roll, reggae and bossa nova in this fun and mind-blowing musical theater.

It’s a darkly humorous musical that challenges audiences’ prejudices in an astonishing way.

The children of Astrid Lindgrens Bullerbyn, the image of a safe Sweden, grew into middle-class, middle-aged Swedes. Olle, Anna, Lisa, Britta, Bosse and Lasse represent Sweden today. Unfortunately, Kerstin cannot join the play because she is in a nursing home.

They get together for the annual crayfish party. Nowadays, their differing opinions on Sweden mixed with their personal shortcomings and injustices lead to open conflicts. Suddenly, an uninvited guest appears and forces them to formulate their opinions on life and politics.

It’s a contemporary show!

Come laugh!

Come and think!

Come take a stand!

To throw
Ruben Sallamander
Frida Bergh
Therese Andersson Lewis
Niklas Lojmark tennis player
Anders Butta Borjesson
Asa Berg
Teodor Wennö
ORCHESTRA:
John Mork
Tobias Johansson
Carl-Emil Svensson
Jonathan Lindh

PRODUCTION
Erika Carlborg – scenography & costumes
Gunilla Bratt – mask and costume
Martin Johansson – producer
Jenny Björk – producer, marketing
Hedvig Carlborg – assistant scenographer
Björn Sundling – sound
Jessica Welander – poster image

The musical will run from December 30, 2021 to January 4, 2022.

Tickets are on sale at:

https://www.playhouseteater.se/min-van-fascisten.aspx
Bo Sandberg – photo
Artistian STHLM collective production

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Lots of fun in store for Ocala/Marion County https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/14/lots-of-fun-in-store-for-ocala-marion-county/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 03:30:56 +0000 https://richmondmenschorus.org/2022/01/14/lots-of-fun-in-store-for-ocala-marion-county/

“Around the World in Eighty Days”

This fast-paced comedy will be on stage at the Ocala Civic Theater from January 20 through February 6. Visit https://ocalacivictheatre.com/ for more details.

Lee Ann Womack

Country music superstar Lee Ann Womack will perform at 7:30 p.m. on January 21 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Visit reillyartscenter.com or call 351-1606 for tickets and details.

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Bluegrass and BBQ

Live musical performances by the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and local artisans will be presented as part of the Tuscawilla Art Park Series at Tuscawilla Art Park, 223 NE Fifth St., Ocala, on January 21 from 6-9 p.m. Cash bar and BBQ from Big Lee’s Serious about BBQ food truck will be on site. Tickets $7 online and $10 at the door. Visit ocalafl.org/artpark or 629-8447.

Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Group

The multiple Grammy Award-winning entertainer performs January 21 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Ocala, 2801 SE Maricamp Road during his Something Good is About to Happen Tour. For tour schedule and tickets, visit www.gaither.com

Golden City Concert

The Alabama-based four-part harmony band performs at College Road Baptist Church, 5010 SW College Road, Ocala on January 21 beginning at 7 p.m. A $15 donation will be accepted at the door. For more information, call (352) 237-5741 or visit CollegeRoad.org.

Honor Recital of the 31st Annual Young Artists Competition

Outstanding young classical musicians take the stage January 22 at 3 p.m. at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, for a spirited competition and display of artistry. Visit reillyartscenter.com or call 351-1606 for tickets and details.

Ira Holmes International Film Series

The College of Central Florida opens the series with a dramatic portrayal of a singer waiting to hear the results of a biopsy. “Cleo From 5 to 7” will screen January 25 at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, at 2 p.m. and at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 SW College Road, Building 8, Room 110, with a special introduction by Professor Holmes, 7 p.m. The public is invited to the 60th Anniversary Launch Reception at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the Holmes series, filmmaking workshops, and Q&A, visit CF.edu/filmseries.

An evening with Leo Kottke

The legendary master guitarist and Grammy-winning musician brings jazz, blues and folk to the Reilly Arts Center in a one-of-a-kind performance on January 26 at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit reillyartscenter .com.

Wynonna Judd

Wynonna Judd

Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise will perform at 7:30 p.m. on January 27 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. A country music star who needs no introduction, Judd has sold over 30 million albums worldwide during his 34-year career. Tickets and details at reillyartscenter.com.

Ocala Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal

Students and families are invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at the OSO at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, as the orchestra prepares for “The Four Temperaments” on January 28 at 7 p.m. Snacks are provided and admission is free. The stage performance takes place on January 29 and 30. Please RSVP to info@reillyartscenter.com or call 351-1606 for more information on rehearsals and official performance tickets.

Maharajah Flamenco Trio in Concert

The Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. welcomes the rich and diverse sounds of this world-renowned trio as they perform a blend of music from Spain, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and other cultures on February 5 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite by visiting AppletonMuseum.org and selecting “Music” from the Events menu.

Cattle drive and cowboy roundup

Watch real cowboys on February 12 start the morning driving Florida cattle through downtown Ocala to Tuscawilla Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes live music, cowboy demonstrations, craft vendors, food trucks, trucks, tractors and trailers, a children’s corral, farm animals, Marion Rotary Duck Derby and more. Visit ocalafl.org or call 629-2489 for details.