Category September 2013

Thank You

Thanks to this year’s sponsors, Audubon Arts on the Edge 2013 was a huge success! June 8th was a beautiful day and Audubon Street was a constant flow of families who enjoyed a variety of activities and lots of entertainment on this year’s new, larger stage, which was donated by the City of New Haven. […]

NHSO welcomes back violinist Hoopes

Opening-night program reflects Boughton’s vision David Brensilver Two years ago, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra introduced audiences to “three ascendant American instrumentalists,” as I wrote in the October 2011 issue of The Arts Paper. One of those “new generation artists,” as the orchestra dubbed them at the time, was violinist Chad Hoopes. William Boughton, the […]

A Streetcar Named Desire returns to New Haven

Yale Rep opens season with the Tennessee Williams classic Amanda May Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire will open the Yale Repertory Theatre’s season on September 20 at the University Theatre, 222 York St., in New Haven. The play had its world premiere a few blocks over at the Shubert Theater (in […]

Putting on The Underpants

Long Wharf Theatre begins its season with a sex farce Amanda May Coming off a very successful season that included the unveiling of a major renovation, as well as critically acclaimed productions of My Name is Asher Lev, Clybourne Park, and Satchmo at the Waldorf, Long Wharf Theatre will start this season with a comedy. […]

Best of … Fall Jazz

Firehouse 12 presents its annual Fall Jazz Series, September 14-December 14. The venue is located at 45 Crown St., in New Haven. Visit for detailed schedule information. The John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at Southern Connecticut State University presents Jazz at Lyman Center on Friday, September 27, and Saturdays, October 26, November […]

Beware of Mr. Baker

David Brensilver Several month ago, a band I work with had the opportunity to open for the Sons of Cream—a Cream tribute band, if that’s the right thing to call it, featuring Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm on bass, Ginger Baker’s son Kofi on drums, and a guitarist named Godfrey Townsend. Kofi was a joy to […]

Finding the balance as a ‘servant of the music’

New Haven Chorale director Edward Bolkovac sees music as a vehicle for transcendence For Edward Bolkovac, music director of the New Haven Chorale and a professor at the Hartt School, performing music isn’t about ego. Musicians must each be “the servant of the music.” And if they can master that, then perhaps they can communicate […]

Call for Nominations for Arts Awards 2013

Arts Awards 2013 Theme: “In the Wings” New Haven is a region bursting with talented artists, awesome arts organizations, dedicated arts administrators, and enthusiastic arts enthusiasts. Know someone who deserves recognition?   Submit a nomination for an individual or organization! Nomination form: Deadline for nominations:  Monday, September 23 at 5 p.m. The Arts Council’s […]

Somewhat Off the Wall 2013

Somewhat Off the Wall, a unique art exhibition and party from which guests take home original works of art, will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 5-9pm in the Lobby of 360 State, 360 State Street, New Haven. This year’s event features drawings, jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, prints, textiles, glass and wood by […]

September 2013 Letter from the editor

With this edition of The Arts Paper, we offer New Haven audiences a preview of how several local performing arts organizations will kick off their seasons. As I wrote in one of our feature stories, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra will welcome back to Woolsey Hall an ascendant violinist named Chad Hoopes, who thrilled concertgoers […]