The Cher Show Adds Legendary Costume Designer Bob Mackie; Costume Sketch Revealed

first_img Bob Mackie, Emmy-winning costume designer and longtime collaborator of Oscar winner Cher, will lend his talents to Broadway’s The Cher Show, the production announced today. The previously announced bio-musical will open at the Neil Simon Theatre this fall, with exact dates to be announced. The new tuner based on the life and career of the iconic singer will first set down its roots in the Windy City, playing an out-of-town engagement at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre beginning on June 12 for a five-week run through July 15.Bob Mackie is a three-time Academy Award nominee for Lady Sings the Blues, Funny Lady and Pennies from Heaven as well as a nine-time Emmy winner. His prior work with Cher includes The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, Cher…and Other Fantasies, Cher…at the Mirage, Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas and Cher: The Farewell Tour. Mackie’s Broadway credits include On the Town, Lorelei, Debbie, Platinum, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Moon Over Buffalo, Putting It Together and Minnelli on Minnelli.Also newly announced is The Cher Show’s full design team, including set designers Christine Jones and Brett Banakis, lighting designer Kevin Adams and sound designer Nevin Steinberg.The Cher Show features a book by Rick Elice with Avenue Q Tony nominee Jason Moore directing and Newsies Tony winner Christopher Gattelli choreographing. The Cher Show features orchestrations, arrangements and musical supervision by Memphis Tony winner Daryl Waters. The show chronicling the life of the music legend will include hits like “I Got You Babe,” “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.”Casting for The Cher Show has yet to be announced. The show will feature three actresses playing Cher, each representing the Oscar winner at a different moment in her career. Check out Mackie’s first sketch of The Cher Show’s leading ladies in costume below. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 18, 2019 Bob Mackie(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) The Cher Showcenter_img View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

See Tony Nominee Fionnula Flanagan & the Cast of The Ferryman Celebrate Nine Tony Nominations

first_imgA hilariously filthy message adorns The Ferryman company’s celebration. The cast of Broadway’s The Ferryman woke up to nine Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, on April 30. The current company, including Brian d’Arcy James, Shuler Hensley, Holley Fain and Jack DiFalco, celebrated original cast member Fionnula Flanagan, who was nominated for her performance as Aunt Maggie Faraway. Other original cast members Paddy Considine and Laura Donnelly, who left the production earlier this year, were both nominated for their lead performances. A cheeky message on the celebratory cake reads “9 Tony noms! F**k me blue,” referencing a line the youngest daughter, Honor Carney, blurts out in the show. Check out the photos below. View All (5) Holley Fain Shuler Hensley View Comments Jack DiFalcocenter_img The cast of The Ferryman gather around the newly Tony-nominated Fionnula Flanagan. Star Files Brian d’Arcy James Fionnula Flanagan Fionnula Flanagan and Jack DiFalco (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

Vermont ACLU sues private prison company over public records

first_imgby Alicia Freese June 7, 2013 The Vermont ACLU is suing the nation’s largest private prison company for allegedly ignoring public records requests about Vermont prisoners.The question at the heart of the lawsuit is whether or not the state’s public records act can be applied to a private corporation that is performing duties for a public agency. Vermont ACLU attorney Dan Barrett says he’s confident it can.It’s bringing the case against the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) on behalf of Prison Legal News (PLN), a national periodical that covers prison conditions and court cases.CCA is the largest private prison operation in the country ‘it runs 60 facilities in 20 states, overseeing a total of 90,000 beds.Vermont has contracted with CCA since 2004. Right now, roughly 500 of the state’s inmates are housed in CCA prisons. The bulk of them are in a medium security, 816-bed facility in Beattyville, Ky.; a smaller number are being held in Florence, Ariz.In the fall of 2012, Prison Legal News sent a public records request to CCA for any payment records for court cases between the CCA and Vermont prisoners, according to the complaint filed by the ACLU. When CCA didn’t respond, PLN appealed but still heard nothing.‘They completely ignored us,’Lance Weber, general counsel for the Human Rights Defense Center, which produces PLN, said.On May 31, they filed a complaint with the Vermont Superior Court.The Vermont ACLU and PLN say the documents at stake ‘settlements and judgment records ‘often provide telltale signs about prison conditions.Weber says PLN uses legal documents to show the public how much private prisons spend on lawsuits.‘We are holding the government accountable for what it’s doing with our tax money. The amounts of money that are being paid out when prisoners are killed or maimed helps to show the public what the price is of doing business with a private prison company.’Obtaining the legal records of prisoners held in-state is a straightforward matter, since the Department of Corrections falls squarely under the state’s public records law. But it’s a different story for records that involve prisoners under CCA’s supervision in Kentucky and Arizona. The Vermont ACLU and PLN are arguing that CCA has to comply with Vermont’s public records act when it is carrying out the duties of the DOC.This will be the first time a Vermont court has weighed in on the matter, according to Barrett. The case piqued the Vermont ACLU’s interest because it taps into a murky realm of the state’s public records law, one that’s becoming increasingly important to clear up, according to executive director Allen Gilbert.Gilbert noted in a news release issued Thursday that, ‘States and municipalities are contracting out more and more of their responsibilities, and it’s vital that Vermonters don’t lose the ability to see what’s being done in their names and with their tax dollars.’A ruling in PLN’s favor would pave the way for public records requests in other areas of state government where duties are outsourced to private contractors ‘Barrett pointed to the state lottery and the health insurance system as two arenas where this ability could come in handy.An ample number of this type of public records lawsuits have been litigated elsewhere in the country, according to Barrett. The outcomes of those cases have varied based on differences between states’public records laws, but Barrett says they have been ‘generally sympathetic.’He added, ‘We are very confident that there are quite a number of decisions that look a lot like ours.’It won’t be the first time CCA and PLN have faced off in court. PLN recently came out victorious in a similar public records suit against CCA in Tennessee, and it has filed another case in Texas. In fact, it won’t even be the first time that this type of case has cropped up in Vermont.In 2010, the Vermont ACLU and PLN teamed up to sue Prison Health Services, a private company that used to contract with the Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide medical services to Vermont inmates. That lawsuit came on the heels of the death of Ashley Ellis, a female inmate who died from a potassium deficiency when she wasn’t given her supplements. PLN wanted the records for lawsuits and settlements between Prison Health Services and Vermont prisoners, and the corporation eventually complied, opting to settle the lawsuit instead of letting a judge rule on the case in court.Weber says he’s ‘cautiously optimistic’about their chances this time around.CCA public affairs manager, Mike Machak, responded to a request for comment with the following statement. ‘Transparency is a critical part of the relationships we have with our government partners and the taxpayers they serve. We comply fully with all applicable open records laws and share information freely with our government partners. Like all businesses, CCA has proprietary information, some of it gained through decades of experience and innovation, and there is some of that business information we need to protect to maintain our competitive position and capabilities.‘This information helps our company deliver the superior level of service that our government partners and taxpayers have come to rely on. Similarly, our partners trust us with confidential information. We believe the interests of those partners are best served when they decide what of that information is released to the public rather than us.’Machak said he couldn’t speak more specifically to the lawsuit at this time.The complaint can be found here.last_img read more

Rutland Regional named a ‘Best Regional Hospital’ by U.S. News

first_imgRutland Regional Medical Center,Vermont Business Magazine U.S. News & World Report has named Rutland Regional Medical Center a “Best Regional Hospital” for 2017-2018.  Out of 4500 hospitals evaluated nationwide, only 545 achieved “Best Regional Hospital” status, and Rutland Regional was the only “Best Regional” in the state of Vermont. Additionally, Rutland Regional was the only hospital in the state to achieve “high performing” status in four procedures and conditions which include: Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement.“This is quite an achievement,” said Tom Huebner, President and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. “There are a couple of reasons this is particularly satisfying. First, to be recognized “Best Regional Hospital” among the thirteen stellar institutions in Vermont, means we have hit some high marks. Secondly, the criteria used focuses on positive outcomes for patients so this recognition further underscores our commitment to our patients and their wellbeing.”Over the past two years alone, Rutland Regional Medical Center has received 17 national awards and various recognitions(link is external) that support their commitment to being the best community healthcare system in New England. The annual Best Hospitals(link is external) rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.“For nearly three decades, we strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”The rankings are available at is external).About Rutland Regional Medical CenterRutland Regional Medical Center founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest health care facility in Vermont with a medical staff of 256 physicians trained in 37 specialty areas. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond. Rutland Regional was honored as the “Best Regional Hospital” by U.S. News and World Report for 2017-2018, recognized as “high performing” in four procedures and conditions -Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement. Recently recognized in US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, Rutland Regional was the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. In 2016 and 2017, Rutland Regional Medical Center was the recipient of Healthcare’s Most Wired® award for the exceptional way the hospital uses technology to build patient engagement, specifically in how the patient is afforded electronic access to their care team. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group in the fall 2016 and spring of 2017 Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety in 2015. Rutland Women’s Healthcare, a Department of Rutland Regional Medical Center was recently awarded a Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health Program certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Rutland Women’s Healthcare is among the first ob-gyn offices in the country to be certified. Source: Rutland Regional 8.8.2017last_img read more

Interbike 2011: part 4

first_imgAs Greg LeMond celebrated the 25th anniversary of his first Tour de France win, the LeMond booth at Interbike was all abuzz. The company brought back the LeMond Revolution ‘Direct Drive’ cycle trainer to the show this year. LeMond also introduced its all new Power Pilot power meter, ‘so riders can supplement their indoor training with the data they check on the roads and trails.’ SportShield is a ‘technically advanced, single application silicone based liquid’ that is designed to eliminate or greatly reduce chafing, irritations and blisters from the body. SportShield is non-toxic, non-staining, water proof, salt waterproof, odourless and sweat proof! Relatedlast_img read more

L-Acoustics Gets Recognized With Coolest Award Ever!

first_imgI have been reading Fast Company magazine for nearly 20 years. I regard it as one of the few innovative, forward-looking business pubs in the world — behind WIRED. So, when I saw this from L-Acoustics, I wanted to give the company kudos and recognition! L-Acoustics has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2020. The list identifies the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. This year’s MIC list features 434 businesses from 39 countries.“It’s a privilege to be recognized by Fast Company as a leading global innovator,” says L-Acoustics CEO Laurent Vaissié. “Our founder, Dr. Christian Heil, introduced the V-DOSC line source array system in the early ’90s, revolutionizing the concert audio experience and altering sound system design forever. This invention spun a new era for the loudspeaker industry, today resulting in nearly 100% adoption of line array technology by top tours, venues and festivals worldwide. Over the years, L-Acoustics continues to encourage a unique culture of innovation and product design excellence, developing industry standards like K1 and the first 3D sound design modeling software with Soundvision, or introducing flexible directivity with Panflex. Recently, L-Acoustics has once again raised the bar for the live sound experience with L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, which breaks down the limitations of traditional stereo systems to create a more intimate connection between the artist and audience. We shape the future of sound, and it sounds absolutely spectacular.”L-ISA was introduced in 2016, and since then, 12 million spectators have enjoyed more than eight thousand performances in L-ISA, which is a 40% jump over the past year alone. High-profile deployments of the technology have included Aerosmith’s ongoing Deuces Are Wild Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM, as well as Lady Gaga’s Enigma and Jazz & Piano residencies in the same venue.The North American concert sound market has experienced a rapid rise in L-ISA productions, notably including the following tours: Bon Iver (Autumn), Mark Knopfler (Down The Road Wherever), Lorde (Melodrama), Childish Gambino (This Is America), and Blue Man Group (Speechless). Other innovative artists — such as alt-J, deadmau5, and ODESZA — have likewise embraced the technology for engaging one-off performances, as have the Colorado Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic for cinema-related events.The reach of L-ISA has also extended beyond the realm of conventional live sound reinforcement to include installations at various experiential venues (NYC’s ARTECHOUSE and SPYSCAPE), theatrical productions (L.A.’s CAGES, Miami’s Sleeping Beauty Dreams, and NYC’s Broadway Bounty Hunter), houses of worship (Atlanta’s Mount Paran Church of God), and corporate events (Dreamforce and others), among other applications.Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses on the planet across myriad industries, also judging nominations received through their application process.The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.“At a time of increasing global volatility, this year’s list showcases the resilience and optimism of businesses across the world. These companies are applying creativity to solve challenges within their industries and far beyond,” said Fast Company Senior Editor Amy Farley, who oversaw the issue with Deputy Editor David Lidsky.Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2020) is now available online. And, visit L-Acoustic’s website for more information.last_img read more

Meyer Sound Constellation Plays a Starring Acoustical Role at New Jakarta Theatre

first_imgOpened late last year, the resplendent JIExpo Theatre is the new crown jewel of the Indonesian capital city’s Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) centre for meetings, events and arts performances. Among first events was a concert by illustrious cellist Yo-Yo Ma, whose dynamic performance proved an appropriate showcase for the venue’s Meyer Sound Constellation® acoustic system.Constellation and the complementary direct reinforcement system — based on LEOPARD® line array loudspeakers — were provided through Meyer Sound national distributor Mega Swara and installed by Jakarta-based integrator Kairos Multi Jaya. With a capacity of 2,500, the JIExpo Theatre now ranks as the largest venue in the Asia Pacific region to offer the programming flexibility and superlative acoustic qualities afforded by Constellation.Jakarta International Expo is a private enterprise, owned by the Murdaya family, and from the outset the theatre’s managing director, Prajna Murdaya, was committed to achieving the highest level of excellence in all technical aspects of the project, including audio and acoustics.“The venue was originally specified to be just a theatre, but I saw the potential to make it also serve as Indonesia’s largest concert hall,” says Murdaya. “When I heard about Constellation and its worldwide base of existing high-profile installations, that became a key factor in deciding to go ahead and offer it here as well.”Prior to his final decision, Murdaya had auditioned a Constellation system at the Singapore International School. “I was floored by the drastic difference it made, both onstage and in the audience,” he recalls. “A music teacher was singing an art song, starting with Constellation on. They turned it off in the middle, and her face showed bewilderment. The effect was dramatic — and hilarious!”Of course, for Yo-Yo Ma’s concert — his first in Indonesia — the Constellation system remained on throughout, adding reverberant depth and richness by extending the theatre’s RT60 baseline physical acoustic from 1.2 seconds to 2.2 seconds. The extraordinary flexibility of Constellation allowed the theatre’s technical manager, Bayu Wicaksana, to customize the response, adding warmth and sensitivity specifically optimized for the renowned cellist’s instrument. Ma’s emotional rendition of six suites for cello by Johann Sebastian Bach drew extended standing ovations from the audience.A total of 285 small, self-powered loudspeakers (MM-4XP™ miniature and UP‑4XP™ full range plus UMS-1XP™ subwoofers) are deployed throughout the auditorium to create natural acoustical environments uniformly throughout the large space. The sophisticated processing is handled by Meyer Sound’s multi-module D-Mitri® Digital Audio Platform, with 51 microphones distributed overhead for sensing the ambient acoustics.For events requiring amplification, the JIExpo Theatre provides a direct reinforcement system anchored by LEOPARD line array loudspeakers, with arrays of 12 per side to cover the first two levels and an additional set of four per side for the uppermost level. Convincing yet controlled deep bass is supplied by a cardioid configuration of five 1100-LFC™ low-frequency control elements flown over center stage. Center channel loudspeakers are UPQ-1P, with UPJ-1P™ loudspeakers as side fills and UPM-1P™ loudspeakers for front fills as well as under- and over-balcony fills. The system can be used with Constellation off, or with subtle acoustical enhancements added for a variety of pop, rock, jazz and musical theatre performances.“Using Constellation lets us ‘wrap’ the PA sound into the room for the best effect,” notes Technical Manager Wicaksana. “Working together, these two systems are setting a new and higher standard for theatres and performing arts centres in Indonesia.”Although open for only a few months before events were suspended by the pandemic, JIExpo Theatre was rapidly gaining a reputation as the premier event location, not only for arts performances, but also for educational events and political gatherings. Managing Director Murdaya attributes the early success in part to the venue’s innovative application of the newest sound technologies.“The Meyer Sound team was very responsive in meeting our requests,” he notes. “Their team was great to work with, and I could tell they have a passion for taking on very innovative projects. Vendors usually balk at unusual requests, but Meyer seems to get excited by them.”Other key contributors in the design phase were theatre consultants Philip Soden and WSDG acoustic consultants. The Meyer Sound contingent was led by Constellation Project Director John Pellowe with design and tuning of the direct reinforcement system supervised by Director of System Optimization Bob McCarthy.JIExpo Theatre boasts one of the largest stages in Asia, measuring 48 m wide by 16 m deep and expanding up to 21 m deep following renovations with the orchestra pit covered. The theatre is the latest addition to the larger exposition complex, first opened in 2010. JIExpo also offers 100,000 square meters of exhibition and convention space, incorporating five exhibition halls along with ballrooms, meeting rooms and support operations.last_img read more

January appointment to be filled

first_img December 1, 2009 Regular News January appointment to be filled January appointment to be filled The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its January 29, 2010, meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2010, on this 33-member board of directors which administers Florida’s IOTA program. Directors shall be members of the Foundation during their term(s) as directors.Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download and complete the application online from the Bar’s Web site,, or may call Bar headquarters at (850)561-5757, to obtain an application form.Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, 32399-2300 no later than close of business, Tuesday, December 15, 2009. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.last_img read more

‘Becoming Human’ Review: The Defining Neediness of Humans

first_imgMr. Tomasello’s goal is widely shared but rarely achieved: identifying the biopsychological wellsprings of human uniqueness. After all, the bottom-line lesson of evolution is one of continuity among life forms, even though many capacities of Homo sapiens do not have clear correlates among nonhuman animals: Only people can program computers, solve differential equations or read this newspaper. But scientists have had a hard time describing the origins and sources of these and many other capacities, because there is nothing qualitatively discontinuous that separates our DNA or neurobiology from our great ape relatives. “Becoming Human” makes an impressive argument that most distinctly human traits are established early in childhood and that the general chronology in which these traits appear can at least—and at last—be identified. When Edward O. Wilson’s “Sociobiology” was published in 1975, setting forth a comprehensive biological analysis of animal (and human) social behavior, its supposed political implications made the book controversial for some people. For others—including myself—it was a magisterial blending of ethology, ecology and evolutionary theory. Michael Tomasello’s “Becoming Human” should be less controversial. But it is comparably magisterial—merging primatology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and evolution. Worldwide, there is no researcher like Mr. Tomasello, whose abundant academic affiliations identify him as an interdisciplinary master: co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, co-director of the Wolfgang Kohler Primate Research Center, honorary professor at Manchester University’s Department of Psychology and professor of psychology at Duke University. His knowledge of scientific disciplines that typically have little to say to one another is apparent on nearly every page of this book. Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

The 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival opens

first_imgBy raising the festival flag Libertas with verses Hymns of freedom July 10 at 21:00 in front of the church of St. Vlaho, the 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be officially opened, which will be traditionally held from July 10 to August 25 this year as well. In 47 days, at almost twenty ambient locations, more than 2.000 artists from all over the world will perform more than 60.000 drama, music, ballet, folklore and other programs in front of an international audience of 70 domestic and foreign visitors.Two titles await the festival audience in the premiere drama program. Cafeteria Carlo Goldoni, translated and adapted by Fran Čale, is one of the legendary plays of the golden age of the Games, directed by Tomislav Radić and played for a full ten years on Gundulićeva Poljana. At the 67th Games, director Vinko Brešan will have his Cafeteria, also in translation and adaptation by Fran Čale, set in front of Sponza as a comedy with singing and dancing in which his faithful collaborator is Mate Matišić who signs songs. The playwright is Mira Muhoberac, the set designer is Marin Gozze, the costume designer is Doris Kristić, and the choreographer is Anamarija Bogdanović. Fran’s coffee maker will be played by Nikša Butjer, and Mr. Lukša by Pierre Meničanin. The celebration of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare is joined by the Dubrovnik Summer Festival with the installation of Othella translated by Vladimir Gerić and directed by Ivica Boban. At the Lovrjenac Fortress, Othella will play the national champion of the HNK Drama in Zagreb, Dragan Despot, Jaga Rakan Rushaidat, and Desdemona Anja Đurinović. The premiere is on August 20th.”Othello on Lovrjenac will deal with a motif that seems very current to me, he will deal with the emergence of manipulators, the manipulators of today. These are the ones who seem cute, little angels, but they will find ways to take power and destroy the one next to them. It’s Jago and there’s no such character anywhere else in Shakespeare. Because Othello on Lovrjenac. Jago destroys the nobility, the beauty, the value that Othello offers. ” pointed out Mani Gotovac, assistant intendant for the drama and accompanying program.In addition to the regular drama, music and ballet program, the festival audience will be able to enjoy the rich dance and music of Croatian folklore heritage performed by the Folklore Ensemble Linđo from Dubrovnik, which will hold regular ceremonies in front of the church of St. Vlaho and thus celebrate fifty years of performing at the Games, and the most prestigious Croatian ensemble LADO. Film screenings realized in cooperation with the Pula Film Festival will take place in the Jadran and Slavica summer cinemas, while the atrium of the Sponza and Lazareti palaces will be turned into gallery spaces for art and photography exhibitions by José Cura, Tihomir Lončar, Jagoda Buić and Mare Bratoš and Dejan Stokić. A monograph by Ivo Dulčić, author Igor Zidić, will also be presented Pava Urban’s war diary editor Dubravka Vrgoč. Contemporary performance practices are also brought to the festival audience by the BADco art collective. Project Stranac it premiered in June 2015 as part of the Perforation Festival, and at the 67th Games it will be performed on the Revelin terrace.”On behalf of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, I would like to thank all the financiers and sponsors who have recognized the value of our program. These are primarily the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia osiguranje, HEP, Kraš, Croatia Airlines and many others. Thanks also to all citizens, all Dubrovnik hotel houses and city institutions that help us realize programs with their resources. And not only in Dubrovnik, but also in Zagreb. Without the wholehearted help of the Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Zagreb Puppet Theater and the Zagreb Youth Theater, where rehearsals for our performances took place throughout June. Therefore, thank you to them in Zagreb who understand what we are doing and support us“Are the words with which the conference was concluded by the attorney of the director of the Games, Paulina Njirić.Program of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival 10.07-25.08.2016.Drama program In the drama program, the audience can expect reruns Dubrovnik trilogies Ivo Vojnović, directed by Stasa Zurovac, as well as several dramatic guest appearances. A contemporary play comes from the Zagreb Youth Theater #radninaslovantigona Argentine author team of Jazmina Sequeira and Luciano Delprato, directed by Renata Carola Gatica, which represents a plot in the city of Thebes, shaken by a terrorist attack, and in it a young and rebellious internet activist Antigone, determined to expose the conspiracy behind the tragedy. The play premiered in April 2015, and at the 30th Gavella Evenings it was awarded Best Director. Molièrov arrives from the Gavella City Drama Theater An imaginary patient, comedy-ballet in three acts, directed by Krešimir Dolenčić, premiered in September 2015. Sophocles Antigone – 2000 years later directed by Lenka Udovicki, produced by the Ulysses Theater and the MESS Sarajevo Festival, is a play that tries to draw a parallel between Sophocles’ heroine and our space, twenty years after the war, and premiered in August 2015 in Mali. Brijuni. Professor and director Mira Muhoberac with students from the University of Zagreb set Dunda Maroja as he imagines that Držić himself could have originally shown it in 1551 in the City Hall of the Republic of Dubrovnik. Two performances are in the Art School Park.Ballet lovers For ballet lovers, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in co-production with the Slovenian National Theater from Maribor is preparing a ballet diptych Prelude for the afternoon of a fauna Claude Debussy choreographed by Edward Clug, which will also be the premiere of this ten-minute piece, and Carmen Rodion Ščedrin, choreographed by Valentina Turcu, who will be performed on the island of Lokrum, accompanied by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor Simon Krečič. Contemporary dance will be presented by the Zagreb Dance Ensemble with the work of renowned Spanish choreographer and dancer Daniel Abreu Anything, performed by six dancers. The guest performance was realized through the Dance Network of Croatia. Lokrum will also be the place where, within the program Writers at the Games, through two author’s evenings Milana Vuković Runjić and Daniel Rafaelić to tell a hitherto untold story Maximilian and Carlotta on Lokrum about the unhappy and brave Archduke, his restless and sensitive wife, and the dreams they had on that island. An evening of poetry by Igor Zidić A summer night’s dream will be held accompanied by a lute in the newly renovated church of St. Stephen in Pustijerna, and the author’s evening of the versatile artist – playwright, screenwriter, composer and musician – Mate Matišić will be seen in the Rector’s Palace. Within the same program, Mani Gotovac will be shown in stage adaptation and adaptation Preface, guitar and 7 pages from the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by GG Márquez.Music program Right at the beginning of the 67th Games, the music program opens with a big name – tenor José Cura – whom critics often called the “fourth tenor” alluding to the famous Three tenors, who will perform as a conductor and singer at the Opening Ceremony, directed by Ivan Miladinov, and the day after, on July 11, in front of the Church of St. At the gala concert, Vlaho performed the most beautiful arias with soprano Linda Ballova and the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mladen Tarbuk. The rich music program, which includes more than twenty concerts, is dominated by piano recitals with the most distinguished domestic and foreign pianists of all generations. Ivo Pogorelić, Philippe Entremont, Michele Campanella and young Andrew Tyson and Aljoša Jurinić will hold recitals in the atrium of the Rector’s Palace. In addition to the evening dedicated to his father Arsen Dedić, Matija Dedić will perform with Matej Meštrović and the famous Turkish pianist, composer and pedagogue Hakan Ali Toker in front of the Palace at a concert called Four seasons for three pianos. It will also be the world premiere, as the name suggests, of a cover of Vivaldi’s seasons for three pianos signed by Matej Meštrović, which is also a rare opportunity to see three pianos on stage. World-renowned violinist and concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra Roman Simović will perform with pianist Ratimir Martinović, and violinist Davide Alogna with pianist Alexander Frey. Among the chamber concerts, the performances of the Nordic Chamber Orchestra with Radovan Vlatković, one of the world’s greatest cornists, and the performance of the Vienna Philharmonic Ensemble stand out. The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will play in Dvor for two evenings with renowned conductors Amos Talmon and Ertug Korkmaz and soloists: clarinetist Marija Pavlović, bassoonist Pieter Nuytten, violinist Stephen Waarts and cellist Jelena Očić. It will be premiered at a concert in August dedicated to the late maestro Ivo Dražinić. Symphony composer Fran Đurović, and the 67th Games will be closed by the Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Ivo Lipanović, with mezzo-soprano Dubravka Šeparović Mušović, soprano Valentina Fijačko and last year’s winners of the Orlando Henschel Quartet.Towards the future Thinking about the future of the festival and wanting to promote young artists, the Games devised a new program called Towards the future which includes six concerts at which the audience will be introduced to the laureates of prestigious international competitions. American pianist Andrew Tyson can boast of prizes from the Competition Queen Elisabeth i Géza Anda in Zurich. Violinist Stephen Waarts is also a laureate of the competition Queen Elisabeth te Menuhin competition in 2014 while Russian pianist Andrei Gugnin in 2014 won first prize at the International Competition Valsesia in Italy and Ludwig van Beethoven in Vienna in 2013. Ukrainian violinist Alexey Semenenko won second prize in the competition last year Queen Elisabeth, and will perform at the Games with pianist Inna Firsova. Russian pianist Yury Favorin has won awards at competitions Olivier Messiaen in France, the Austrian Foundation Gyorgy Cziffra i Nikolai Rubinstein competition for young pianists, and is also a laureate of the competition Queen Elisabeth in Brussels. The program of young music stars would not be complete without the Croatian representative Aljoša Jurinić, a finalist of the 17th International Piano Competition Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw in 2015 and this year’s winner of the competition Queen Elisabeth. A novelty in the program is getting out of the city walls and discovering forgotten places throughout the county. Thus, the great Mexican pianist and conductor Enrique Bátiz will hold a piano recital at the Franciscan Monastery of St. Vlaho in Pridvorje, and the Henschel Quartet will perform in the Pinakothek of the Church of St. Nikola in Cavtat.last_img read more