The final event of the Summer Concert Series is not to be missed! Music, Merriment, Dancing, Aerial Acrobatics, and more will grace the Village Green stage as we celebrate the end of summer. Much thanks goes to Doe Bay, and the SJC Parks Department for partnering with Orcas Center to create fun-filled, COVID-Friendly summer events for our community!
In 2004, artist-composer Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, re-edited director D.W. Griffith’s problematic 1915 silent film as “Rebirth of a Nation.” Rebirth of a Nation is a culturally significant project that examines how exploitation and political corruption still haunt the world to this day. Look through the lens of DJ Spooky’ s unique art of mixing. Mr. Miller will be joined on stage by “Tres Voci”, local artist consisting of Pamela Wright, Holly King, Scott Heisinger, and guest Violinist Dr. Rachel Bishop.
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital sparring quickly turns to blood-sport.
Bass René Pape, the world’s reigning Boris, reprises his overwhelming portrayal of the tortured tsar caught between grasping ambition and crippling paranoia. Conductor Sebastian Weigle leads Mussorgsky’s masterwork, a pillar of the Russian repertoire, in its original 1869 version, which runs two-and-a-quarter hours with no intermission. Stephen Wadsworth’s affecting production poignantly captures the hope and suffering of the Russian people as well as the tsar himself.
Reporting live on an unfolding crisis, Frank in the Studio is aided by his team of field reporters: John in the Field, Constance at the Home, and Michael, the Legal Advisor. As the impending event approaches and chaos builds, the broadcasters reveal themselves to be all too human. In an era during which many have come to question the veracity of the news media, Will Eno's Tragedy: A Tragedy hilariously transcends fact-in-fiction in search of universal truths about the world we live in.
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?
There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Follies includes such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind.
Island treasure and renowned watercolorist, Frank Loudin has generously offered a wide array of his original watercolor paintings for sale to benefit Orcas Center. Postponed earlier due to COVID precautions, the online auction for these wonderful watercolor landscapes will begin at 10am on Sunday, November 21, running through 6pm on Sunday, December 5.
Fire Shut Up in My Bones is The Met's first performance of a black composer, Terrance Blanchard. Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir, which The New York Times praised after its 2019 world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as “bold and affecting” and “subtly powerful.”