Classical Sounds of Handel Reinterpreted in Messiah ... Refreshed
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OY! is a collection of eight 10-minute comedies, each illustrating the meaning of a Yiddish word -- with story lines including the untold stories of Eve and Adam, Einstein's demanding mother, the divorce trial of God and the human, the use of unkosher food as an aphrodisiac, and three men in a sauna who communicate using only the word "oy." Appealing to audiences of all faiths and all backgrounds, OY! is a tribute to the absurdity and comedy of the condition universal to everyone: that of being human. Learn More
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The Messiah was tired. I kept waiting for the "refreshed" part, but decided I must be at the wrong show. Yes, I know it's a long choral piece, and that the famous Chorus comes in the seventh inning stretch, which was just in time. Even that...continued
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“It has become an annual tradition for the Distinguished Concerts International organization to present a version of Handel’s _Messiah _ far outside the historically informed mainstream. As usual Jonathan Griffith will conduct a huge group of players and singers in the delicious symphony-orchestra arrangement that Eugene Goossens prepared for Thomas Beecham’s 1959 RCA recording of the work, which has about the same relationship to other _Messiah_s that chocolate layer cake has to a Ritz Cracker.” —The New York Times