Tag Archives: Anderson Center

Reviewed by Tony Villecco On Tuesday (Feb. 1), Binghamton University’s Anderson Center presented the Five Irish Tenors to what appeared to be a capacity audience. Singing everything from traditional Irish balladry to pop and light rock, the five men proved they were not only gifted but fun to watch, often interjecting bits of humor and comradery. The concert featured both ensemble and solo work by David Martin, Morgan Crowley, Ciarán Kelly, Alan Leech and George Hutton, supported by two very gifted pianists, Conor Linehan, also the music director and arranger, and Cathal...
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Reviewed by Tony Villecco For the past 34 years, Binghamton University alumni Bill T. Jones has been bringing his innovative and thought-provoking choreography to the forefront of modern American dance movement. Performances by the professional company developed by Jones and his fellow choreographer, the late Arnie Zane, leave one to ponder in amazement at the human body used as an instrument to propel, not only movement, but an emotional depth sometimes underplayed in the dance world today. On Saturday night (Sept. 24) in Binghamton University’s Anderson Center, members of the Bill T....
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Let’s hear it for social media serendipity. When well-known local writer and musician Mary Pat Hyland mentioned on Facebook that she planned to attend the Béla Fleck concert, I naturally asked, “Do you want to write about it?” … and she did! Reviewed by Mary Pat Hyland On Aug. 15, 1991, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones packed the cozy Art Theatre on Binghamton’s South Side as part of the tour for their album Flight of the Cosmic Hippo. It was one of the best concerts...
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Reviewed by Lory Martinez This past weekend (April 24-26) audiences piled into Watters Theater at Binghamton University for Tartuffe, the classic French farce by Molière. The production, translated by Richard Wilbur and directed by Tom Kremer, is full of surprises, laughs and well-acted satire. As a student of French literature at BU, I am well-acquainted with Moliere’s work. His comedies have always been well-praised in France and abroad for their ability to be translated and performed before modern audiences with the same end result: uproarious laughter.  I was...
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd There was far more beauty than tragedy in the Binghamton Philharmonic concert Sunday (Feb. 22) dubbed “Tragic Beauty”by Maestro Jose-Luis-Novo. In a concert that juxtaposed three 20th century composers with one from the18th century, beauty emanated from the virtuosic abilities displayed by every section of the BPO. I’m sure orchestra members slept well that night, the well-earned rest of total exhaustion after a difficult and demanding program performed to perfection. It seems smart for Novo to choose works that showcase the orchestra, rather than featuring a...
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By Lory Martinez This past Sunday (Feb. 8),  Binghamton University hosted the official U.S. premiere of The Rewrite, a film written and directed by BU graduate Marc Lawrence. The lighthearted romantic comedy, starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei, is set in Binghamton, not the ever-popular New York City, thus putting our college town on the map for movie goers. Location filming occurred in 2013 in Broome County. In the days leading up to the Anderson Center screening,  there was what can only be called a lot of hullabaloo on campus. Bearcat Pride was everywhere....
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Reviewed by Lee Shepherd Something old, something new and something smacking of a midlife crisis!That phrase characterizes Saturday’s fine Binghamton Philharmonic concert in a nutshell. Performing at Binghamton University’s Anderson Center, the orchestra revisited Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 and introduced the program with a sparkling new work, Tri-Sattawat by Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen (commissioned by Maestro Jose-Luis Novo’s other orchestra, the Annapolis Philharmonic). Tri-Sattawat (“Three Centuries”) was an hors d’oeuvre to whet...
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