Carnegie Hall Opens–Cleveland Shimmers

(CarnegieHall) On its gala opening night, Carnegie Hall hosted the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser-Most, the latest in a series of great Cleveland conductors. Originally polished into one of the nation’s a top orchestras by George Szell, Welser-Most showed New Yorkers a glorious sound. Three famous soloists were featured in the program,…

Caesar and Cleopatra–A Triumph

(timessquarechronicles) The Gingold Theatrical Group, led by Director David Staller, regularly produces excellent readings of George Bernard Shaw’s plays as part of its Project Shaw series. Terrific actors taking a busman’s holiday on Monday nights when Broadway is dark, appear regularly at the readings directed by Staller. Those of us who long to see Shaw’s…