This week’s events include performances of Oliver!, a triple-bill program of Boundless Plotnikov, Gallery Night receptions, a Brain Café on the school-to-prison pipeline dilemma, a Salon series discussion of composer Michael Nyman, the Found Footage Festival, the Schola Cantorum of Boston’s tribute to Bach, a concert by the Manhattan String Quartet, a musical performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and as always, the Pawtucket Winter Farmers Market. If you have any events to add, be sure to drop us a line!
Sunday, March 16th
Trinity Repertory Company Presents: Oliver!, 2pm/7:30pm
Kick up your heels and high step along with Trinity Rep’s gritty take on Lionel Bart’s musical, Oliver!, based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. The show brims with familiar songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” Consider Yourself,” and “I’d Do Anything.”
Viktor Plotnikov’s choreography is both artistic and scientific, designed to break the boundaries of human emotion and anatomy. In a single evening, Boundless Plotnikov captures the range of Plotnikov’s creativity. In addition to an encore of last season’s hit premiere, ORCHIS, the program features the RI premiere of SURRENDER, as well as a brand new work.
Tuesday, March 18th
Wednesday, March 19th
Thursday, March 20th
The photographic portrait exhibit is created by Munir Mohammed and Erin X. Smithers, with biographical information gathered by Linda A’Vant Deishinni through a collaboration with the International Gallery for Heritage and Culture. The portrait exhibit features images of over 75 women from the area who make a difference in our community.
This is Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez’s first solo exhibition at Yellow Peril Gallery. From an autobiographical point of view, “RETROPICAL” explores the subaltern identity of a Caribbean native living in New England. “Tropical scenery cuts into the New England bleakness and the use of color and black and white imagery sets in motion a rhythm that reveals the intermediate spaces that come out of this latitudinal relationship.” – Vázquez
Everett Company will present a short performance featuring original song, dance and drama. Presenters will include parent advocate Osiris Harrell, who will share the story of how his daughter’s arrest in school spurred him to action, and Theresa Fox, an English teacher at Nathan Bishop Middle School, who will share her vision of a school that serves all students. Conversation between the audience and presenters will complete the evening.
Friday, March 21st
Community MusicWorks violinist Chase Spruill will lead a discussion on composer Michael Nyman at the Providence Athenaeum. This is the opening event of Community MusicWorks’ Nyman North American Premiere Weekend, which will feature the premiere of Nyman’s String Quartet no. 5.
Found Footage Festival, 7:30pm
The Found Footage Festival showcases videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
To celebrate musician Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday (March 21, 1685). the Schola Cantorum of Boston will be performing works from Florilegium Portense, Lasso, Handl & Martin Roth in Sayles Hall at Brown University. The concert will begin at 8 pm.
Saturday, March 22nd
Hailed by the Boston Globe as “a national treasure,” the Manhattan String Quartet is celebrating its 44th season. Well known for their performances of 20th-century “classics,” the Manhattan Quartet has established a significant international reputation with regular concert appearances throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Umberto Crenca will open his latest gallery in Pawtucket called, “Puzzled: Ode (Owed) to Channing.” Umberto Crenca is a Providence-based artist, and the founder and artistic director of AS220. This exhibit is Crenca’s first solo exhibit in several years, and the exhibit will remain open until April 27th.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic is at it again! The orchestra’s concert will include Udow’s The Shattered Mirror: Suite, Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique).
Photo Credit: John Phelan, Wikimedia Commons