Arts Beat: MOSSO musicians, love letters arrive on local stages


Barrington Stage Company features the witty wordplay of Stephen Sondheim (“A Little Night Music”) and Samuel Beckett (“Waiting for Godot”) in Julianne Boyd’s final season as artistic director. Scheduled pre-pandemic productions of Fats Waller’s musical “Ain’t Misbehavin'” (directed by Jeffrey L. Page) and Nilo Cruz’s “Anna in the Tropics” are now underway, along with world premieres of “All of Me”, the story of two disabled people who form a relationship, and “Andy Warhol in Iran”, the play by Brent Askari based on a true story when Warhol went to Tehran to photograph the Shah’s wife, Farah Pahlavi, May Treuhaft-Ali’s “ABCD” gets a world premiere, and “The Supadupa Kid,” a musical based on Ty Allen Jackson’s book, gets a full production. “A Little Night Music” will be directed by Boyd with choreography by Robert LaFosse. For season details: www.barringtonstageco.org.

MOSSO at the Athenaeum. The Westfield Athenaeum will present a series of three chamber music concerts, beginning Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m., with musicians from the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, known as MOSSO, providing the music. Violinist Beth Welty, president of MOSSO, brings her ensemble, the Aryaloka Quartet, to launch the series. Guy McLain, Executive Director of the Westfield Athenaeum, will give a pre-performance talk at 6 p.m. Violinists Mark Latham and Beth Welty, violist Noralee Walker and cellist Sandi-Jo Malmon will perform William Grant Still’s Lyric String “Quartet”; String Quartet No. 1 by Charles Ives, Op. 57 “From the Salvation Army: A Revival Service”; Beethoven’s String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3; and an additional piece to be announced during the performance. A limited number of seats are available and advance purchase of tickets is required. For more details: www.westath.org.

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