John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

March 26, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Eternity Playhouse, March 14 8/10 So you think your family is dysfunctional? Meet Diana and Misha, their children Alex and Mira, and Diana’s brother Boris. If you rubbed two sheets of coarse-grade sandpaper together you couldn’t generate more friction than this family of Russian immigrants living in Brooklyn. These people…

March 18, 2019 / Concert Reviews

Concert Hall, March 9 7/10 The Silk Road was a network rather than a specific route. In this regard Silkroad Ensemble is well-named, with its variable personnel and repertoire bridging the musical divide between East and West. But whereas trade was the ancient network’s obvious purpose, here the music sometimes…

March 17, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

The Joan, March 8 9/10 If those opposite would try the novel experience of piping down and just listening – which I know, technically, is doing two things at once, thereby putting them at full stretch – the point I’d like to make is that this is a show for…