PRAISE FOR GUDGEON'S RICHARD II MAY 12, 2017

Maya Korzybska reviews “The Life and Death of the Puppet King Richard II” – at the Brighton Fringe Festival...

The show takes place in a dark atmospheric garden called the ONCA Cave on a miniature stage; Gregory Gudgeon appears as Richard II, launching into Shakespeare whilst the action is carried out by two puppets.

The Reviews Hub, 
London/Brighton writes:

"There have 
been more than 30 performances of Richard II since the Victorian era in Stratford-Upon-Avon alone, so to make a production that is this engaging and unique is to be highly commended... Gudgeon is as good as any- one you will see perform Richard II on stage”

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Maestro Lucas Richman Celebrates Women in BSO Concert

 

 


 

 

Yes, that's Lucas' Mother, Sister, and Neice pictured above!

JUDY HARRISON WRITES IN THE BANGOR DAILY NEWS:  

"Nearly every year since Richman was named music director in 2010, he has composed an original piece, often commissioned by a BSO supporter to honor family members. “The Dream I Share” honored the life of Betty Lupton Donahey, who died in 2014 in Blue Hill at the age of 94.

"Donahey dreamed of being a journalist, her daughter Rox- anne Donahey of Blue Hill wrote for the program notes. The times in which she lived made it impossible for her to fulfill that dream, but she wrote poetry.

"Richman used the elder Donahey’s writings to create a piece that celebrated generations of women through one woman’s experience in music and her own words. The maes- tro turned to his own family to portray the college student, the wife and mother and the woman in her twilight years.

"His mother, Helen Richman, his sister Kelly Lester and niece Jenny Lester, all of California, brought Donahey’s musings to life. A chorus of female voices helped give a universality to the work, which somehow combined the mu- sical complexity and simplicity of Beach and Mendelssohn’s works. The audience embraced Richman’s family as if it were its own.

"Lucas Richman. He has transformed Bangor Symphony from a community orchestra into a professional one.
Richman has successfully transformed what for more than 100 years was a community orchestra into a professional one. He also has taught symphony supporters to not just tolerate but to embrace new works. Nearly every concert seems like a feast that leaves concertgoers satiated and satisfied."

READ THE REST OF THIS  STORY AND MORE SICA NEWS IN MAY 2017 SUBUD VOICE.

 

PEACE DAY.