I arrived in Charleston, South Carolina for the annual conference of the Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) today. About 35 of my colleagues will be in town for various discussions and to experience the festival. Highlights of the concerts we will attend include
La Double Coquette (US premiere)
Composed by Antione Dauvergne with revision by Gerard Pesson.
Libretto by Charles-Simon Favart with revision by Pierre Alferi.
Directed by Fanny de Chaille
Hosted by violinist Geoff Nuttall
Porgy and Bess
Created by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Conducted by Stefan Asbury, Directed by David Herskovits.
The Little Match Girl
Music and libretto by Helmut Lachenmann
Conducted by John Kennedy. Directed by Mark Down and Phelim McDermott
If you want to know more about the schedule, click here.