On the Town: May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012

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Don't make me sing: Funny story, I was actually fired from this movie for being the least enthusiastic Von Trapp.

Raindrops on roses and ice cubes in whiskey.
Duck legs at Clio with beer (when I'm frisky).
Bernadette Peters who saunters and sings—
These are a few of my favorite things!

When Tre and Joe fight
When it's a school night
When the bottle's through
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so blue!

Hello friends, Kyle Thomas here, brining you yet another #OnTheTown: The one with all my favorite things!

FANCY FREE AT BOSTON BALLET

The ballet! I adore the ballet! Boston Ballet's current offering comprises three fabulous pieces on one bill, but the titular Fancy Free is what I'm most excited about, as it is the genesis of On the Town, one of the best musicals ever written. Add the Barber violin concerto and you've got me in heaven! And don't miss the OFFSTAGE afterparty at BiNA on May 17.

BALLET BONUS: Boston Ballet has extended their Young Partners ticket price to Opus Affair members to their Soirée de Printemps.

Fancy Free: Music by Bernstein, Barber, and Czerny; Choreography by Robbins, Martins, and Lander. At the Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston; 617-695-6955; bostonballet.org. Through May 20. @bostonballet

SEASON IN REVIEW AT FIFTH FLOOR COLLECTIVE

New music—and these friends know what they're doing! Fifth Floor Collective writes and premieres new works that are fabulous and accessible (which, in my opinion, is a rarity in contemporary composition). Come out and see what these guys have been up to this year for their Season in Review!

Season in Review: Featuring works by John Aylward, Patrick Greene, Andrew Paul Jackson, and Steven Snethkamp. At The Cathedral of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, Boston; fifthfloorcollective.org. May 11 only. @FFC_newmusic

POINTS OF VIEW: 20 YEARS OF ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM

Art! Last weekend I had the privilege of being a guest host of the Living Room Project at the Gardner, a performative installation artwork by former artist-in-residence Lee Mingwei. This retrospective is made up of a selection of the other exciting artworks created by past artists-in-residence spanning the museum's entire, rich history.

Points of View: At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, Boston; 617-566-1401; gardnermuseum.org. Through August 2012. @gardnermuseum

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