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Learning to Connect with the Met Specials

Learning to Connect with the Met

I hate to admit it, but I’ve never seen a Met Broadcast at The Music Hall. I go in and give the welcome speech, but slip out as just as the music starts to swell. Now, as we are announcing our next Met season, I figured this was the perfect time to experience my first show and learn a little bit about the opera.  Read More Read More
Sneak Preview of The Met @ The Music Hall 14-15 Season Interviews

Sneak Preview of The Met @ The Music Hall 14-15 Season

Not an opera buff? Music Hall members can catch a fun, free talk by cultural historian, composer, and always-entertaining Dennis Neil Kleinman at the Loft on Thursday, May 8 and I guarantee you will be intrigued. “Opera, above all else, is about great storytelling,” says Dennis. “And in a culture that loves narrative—from news stories to fantasy fiction and everything in between—opera is experiencing somewhat of a boom and is starting to resonate with younger generations.” Read More Read More
Opera Connection: Tosca In Brief

Opera Connection: Tosca

The perfect way to start your day at the opera! Composer/cultural historian Dennis Neil Kleinman leads a lively, no-PHD-required discussion of Puccini’s masterful mixture of emotion and mayhem, Tosca, including its connections to Reality TV, My Fair Lady and James Bond.  To mark the 3rd anniversary of the Connection, Dennis will be giving away free movie tickets to all, plus a chance to win a backstage pass to meet author Doris Kearns Goodwin (“Team of Rivals”) when she appears as part of the Music Hall’s “Writers on a New England Stage” series on December 4.  A light - but tasty! - brunch is included with admission. When: Saturday, November 9 @ 11:30 am (just prior to the Met Broadcast) Where: Music Hall Loft Admission: $14 (includes light brunch) Tickets & Information: Opera Connection: Tosca Read More Read More
Social on the Seacoast In Brief

Social on the Seacoast

If there was no Music Hall, I’d be living in New York. No question. The thought struck yesterday as I was listening to Exec Director Patricia Lynch talk about upcoming social events at The Music Hall, and how the dearth of social gatherings in corporate America today (whatever happened to those family picnics? to after-work cocktails?) has caused people to come out not only to our shows but to our social and educational events. Read More Read More
Q&A with Opera Aficionado Dennis Kleinman Interviews

Q&A with Opera Aficionado Dennis Kleinman

By Chris Curtis Dennis Neil Kleinman is an award-winning writer/producer whose work has appeared on the History Channel, A&E, Discovery and Nat Geo. He is also a classically trained musician whose compositions have been performed at the Kennedy Center, recorded by such artists as Bobby McFerrin and Phoebe Snow, and featured on television and in movies. He is best known for co-writing the theme song from the long-running children’s television series Reading Rainbow which was recently voted one of the top ten TV theme songs of all time. Programming Coordinator Chris Curtis caught up with him recently to get his thoughts on why opera resonates more than ever, and what fans can expect from the upcoming season of Met@The Music Hall. Read More Read More

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