EPAC’s ‘Joseph’ is truly amazing

"Joseph" cast at EPACReviewed by Ralph Hall

Over the past eight years I have seen several Endicott Performing Arts Center productions, and without hesitation Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the very best. Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s musical is uniquely produced with a cast representing the wide diversity of all those associated with EPAC, including the children’s chorus.

Director Patrick Foti has given the play its Broadway interpretation with the special addition of what only a talented community theatre can do in these economic times – a large cast.  Add to this the talent of several of the company’s lead performers, and you have an outstanding production. Read the rest of this entry »

‘Classical Singer’ article features former TCO singer Clarey

By Tony Villecco

I am pleased to share with readers that my article on former Tri-Cities Opera singer Cynthia Clarey is out in the April issue of Classical Singer magazine. Cynthia, a former TCO favorite, went on to a major international career. The article takes a fascinating look at her experience in the now-famous Master Classes held by Maria Callas at Juilliard during Callas’ 1971-72 visit there.

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Africanaise at BU blends musical worlds

Reviewed by Sarah Kuras

An incredible collaboration between Binghamton University’s Nukporfe African Dance-Drumming Ensemble and the BU Music Department’s string faculty lit the Anderson Center Chamber Hall stage this past Sunday (April 15). In a mix of worlds, culture and music, Professors James Burns, Stephen Stalker and Janey Choi created a new musical world for the audience. Blending classical and traditional African music, the collaborators created an entirely new delight. Read the rest of this entry »

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