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  • Arts & Ideas Diary, Day 8: Sunday, June 23

    Arts & Ideas Diary, Day 8: Sunday, June 23
    John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs, done in Yale’s Marsh Botanical Garden! A masterstroke for the Arts & Ideas programmers, and serendipitous in that the ensemble which performed this modern classic of nature-themed new-music, Le Train Bleu, is essentially Yale-based. Flautist Ransom Wilson was the de facto conductor, but the band and their instruments were spaced out throughout the garden so it was more a matter of these accomplished musicians following scores which seemed to be as much scripts as sheet music, and just feeling the vibe. (A piece of paper taped to a Temple Block read “Anytime after Piccolo II has played twice, enter playing phrase #1. From then on, play phrases and rests in any order, ending anytime after Piccolo II.”) In practice, the score sounded fluid and flawless, with the uncalculated and invaluable addition of the sounds of actual birds, bugs and breezes.
  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas Turns 18!

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas Turns 18!
    Two years short of its 20th anniversary, at an age which many festivals of its size and scope never reach, International Festival of Arts & Ideas is still standing proud. And doing handstands. And dancing. And firing people out of cannons. And reading....

    New Haven's International Arts Festival: What's Hot This Year?

    New Haven's International Arts Festival: What's Hot This Year?
    It's about sharing the experience. That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...

    Aaron Neville, "War Horse" Creators, Kronos Quartet Highlight New Haven Festival

    Aaron Neville, "War Horse" Creators, Kronos Quartet Highlight New Haven Festival
    The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...

    The Edgewater GRalley

    The Edgewater GRalley
    On Saturday September 17th The Edgewater GRalley presented by St. Gertrude Catholic Church features live music from Funkadesi, Michael McDermott, Janesville, Emily Hurd and World Music Fest acts Malika Zarra and Dikanda. This family-friendly festival...