MAR 16 - APR 23
By Rosie Narasaki Directed by Margaret Shigeko Starbuck A co-production with Playwrights' Arena 11th century Ladies-in-Waiting Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon are, to this day, two of Japan's most beloved writers. They also kind of hated each other. This play is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist.
MAR 18, 8PM
Music Style: New Music Brightwork Ensemble members Shalini Vijayan (violin), Brian Walsh (clarinet), and Aron Kallay (piano) tackle one of the 20th century's most iconic works, Bela Bartok's “Contrasts”, in addition to other favorite trios from the present and recent past.
Red Eye 2 Tokyo
APR 1, 8PM
Music Style: Jazz & World An evening of adventurous music that blends the dynamic sounds of Japanese folk instruments with jazz. Ranging from the meditative Zen flute solo (shakuhachi) to taiko/drum kit battle, the ensemble continues to bring new sonic expression that challenges and honors their individual cultures and traditions.
APR 28, 8PM
Music Style: Classical Bay Area violinist Patrick Galvin makes his live Boston Court debut with a program of works for solo violin by composers including J.S. Bach, Eugene Ysaÿe, Florence Price, Grazyna Bacewicz, and selections from “Six Tasty Caprices” by Korine Fujiwara.
MAY 13, 8PM
Music Style: Jazz Jazz vocalist Sidney Jacobs performs selections from his latest album, If I Were Your Woman, a collection of straight-ahead and R&B-inflected jazz tunes that are usually sung by or identified with women. The songs are a daring mix of standards, original compositions, and pop/R&B songs.
Nevenka Folk Ensemble
MAY 20, 8PM
Music Style: World The L.A.-based women’s folk chorus performs an evening of traditional music from Eastern Europe, including a cappella and accompanied songs from Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, as well as from the Ladino Sephardic and Romani traditions.
MEASURE STILL FOR MEASURE
SEP 7 - OCT 15
Written & directed by Jessica Kubzansky World Premiere Production In this play-within-a-play, a renowned director rehearses a spectacular new production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, "the original #metoo story.” But backstage, there's an even bigger drama.