Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

March 3, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Foundry 616, February 22 8/10 Mary Coughlan is still casting her earthy, Irish spells, as she has been doing for 35 years. The chief ingredient in her incantations is hardly unique: emotional truth should be a basic building-block of all singing and all art. Setting Coughlan’s espousal of this candour…

February 15, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

107 Projects, February 7 6.5/10 Attending Alon Ilsar’s performance this time was ever more like peeking around the corner of the time-space continuum and glimpsing the future. It was there in the technology and its use, the presentation and, to a lesser extent, the music itself. The interrelationship between process…

January 25, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Riverside Theatre, January 13 7/10 I tend to view circus and fireworks through the same lens: haven’t I seen that done before? But China’s Quinghai Acrobatic Troupe performed routines that made my eyebrows shoot heavenward and my jaw so drop the wonder is there was no cascade of saliva. I…