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The Nutcracker and other Boston holiday favorites

The Nutcracker Opening of the Nutcracker  at Boston Ballet signals the beginning of winter holiday season for us! Dressing up and attending the performance in lavishly decorated Boston Opera House is a true celebration of the season (and our cherished Mom-Daughter tradition which I hope gets to continue for a long time!). Boston Ballet’s staging …

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Boston Symphony opens its 143rd season with a series of “mixes”

Boston Symphony Orchestra opened its 143rd Season last week with a series of 10 concerts (October 5–21) conducted by its Music Director Andris Nelsons (now in his 10th season with the Orchestra). This early fall series will feature both classical favorites as well as prominent contemporary composers – performed in Boston Symphony Hall– one of …

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Boston Ballet opens its 60th Season with all-modern FALL EXPERIENCE

Boston Ballet opens its 60th Season with FALL EXPERIENCE-  a program of 4 unique modern ballets. The Company has been known for its work with  leading modern choreographers from different parts of the world, but I feel that this program is its most unique  to date.  The evening went by in the blink of an …

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Three concerts in one weekend or how I almost fell asleep at the Opera (and it wasn’t frowned upon)

Tanglewood music center in Massachusetts Berkshires has been part of our summer weekends for over 10 years now.  This is as long as our younger kid Viv can remember!  We love everything about Tanglewood – diverse summer programming, that you can dress up or down, that you can enjoy the concerts while relaxing at the …

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Family Summer Fun around Boston

Tanglewood Summer for Families

TANGLEWOOD SUMMER  2023: check out full List of Summer 2023 PERFORMANCES. Attending a Tanglewood concert is our family’s beloved summer tradition!  Tanglewood, (in its 85th season in the summer of 2023), is summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra and a center for advanced musical studies that welcomes nation’s leading young artists every summer to train …

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Don Quixote opens the spring season at Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet started its spring season with Nureyev’s Don Quixote (March 16-26), a full-length, three-act story ballet with a long history with the company. (Music by Ludwig Minkus, adapted and arranged by John Lanchbery). Don Quixote the ballet is only loosely based on the namesake book by the 17th century Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes …

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(2023 Updates are Coming this Weekend) The Nutcracker Ballet: Boston for the Holidays

This past weekend our family embraced winter holidays-22 with Mom-daughter visit to the Nutcracker at Boston Ballet (now-December 31, Boston Opera House).  Boston Ballet’s 2012 version of the beloved classic is staged by its Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen with original set and costume designs by award-winning Robert Perdziola. Attending the Nutcracker together is our long-standing …

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As Anticipated – New International Program continues Boston Ballet’s 59th Season

It is the opening night of As Anticipated at Boston’s Opera House and we are part of the eclectic audience eagerly anticipating Boston Ballet’s new program.  The (3-works) William Forsythe’ evening features Boston Ballet guest choreographer’s Approximate Sonata (1996) and Artifact Suite (2004) -with a world premiere of its newly added “prequel” – Défilé.  Black …

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What you need to know about Skate America (in 14 Pictures)

Skate America-2022 concluded at the Skating Club of Boston’s new rink in Norwood, MA this past weekend.  It was the first of the 6-event ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series – which will culminate  in the Grand Prix Final on December 8-11 in Torino, Italy. I was not a part of the official media …

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cape cod fall

Fall Weekends on the Cape

We spend many summer weekends on Cape Cod enjoying its beautiful beaches.  In the fall  we don’t get to visit as often, but we look forward to getting off the beach chairs to follow our favorite biking path to the National Seashore and to engage in our other Cape Cod favorite fall activities. For our …

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