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Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons

July 16-August 3, 2014
Edith Wharton's 'The Mount'
Lenox, MA (2014)

November 13, 2011
92nd St. "Y" Tribeca
200 Hudson Street
NY, NY (2011)

May 26, 2011
June 3, 2010

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
NY, NY

BEETHOVEN LOVE ELEGIES

Ensemble for the Romantic Century presents Beethoven Love Elegies, a fully staged theatrical concert with an innovative fusion of drama and music about Beethoven’s search for the perfect wife. Featuring some of his greatest and most intimate masterpieces.

In 1792, a brash, confident, and energetic Beethoven arrived in Vienna, and within a few years he had been embraced by the aristocracy as a rising star. Amid this glittering society, Beethoven often fell in love with women above his social class. He had a boisterous sense of humor and an eye for women, and spent many afternoons at his favorite Viennese coffeehouses, eating, drinking, and chatting with acquaintances. Proud and touchy from the start, he grew increasingly prickly as deafness forced him into internal exile.

The story of his young years and his attempts at finding love are depicted in a tragicomic script based on Beethoven’s letters and contemporaries’ recollections of the composer interwoven with Beethoven’s music.


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Written by James Melo
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons

June 19-21, 2014
March 18, 2010

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
NY, NY

June 8, 2006
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th St.
NY, NY

January 22, 2004
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 E. 65th St. 
NY, NY

THE TRIAL OF OSCAR WILDE

A fully staged theatrical concert interweaving music and drama about one of the most famous trials of the 19th century.

“The love that dare not speak its name” roared vociferously to bring down Oscar Wilde, destroying the life of one of England’s most beloved writers. Under the glare of public scrutiny, Oscar Wilde was shackled, tried, and imprisoned for his homosexuality. Wilde’s brilliant wit, biting humor, and tragic story are set amid dramatic works of chamber music, including Chausson’s Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet, works by Satie, Elgar, Fauré and Franck as well as a romping barbershop quartet. Experience music and history in a new and captivating way.


Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons
Choreography by Daniel Mantei

 

March 5-9, 2014
BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY

July 18-August 13, 2010
Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
Lenox, MA (2013)

October 13-14, 2010
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
NY, NY

May 20, 2004
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 E. 65th St. 
NY, NY

 

TCHAIKOVSKY: NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART

Glorious playing…produced an ambiance that simply delights the fastidious ear.”
— BroadwayWorld

“Simply wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. This play has five star talent, five star singing, five star strings—no, make that ten star strings—and it is here to walk you through Tchaikovsky’s life.”
— DidYouWeekend

The passionate music. The double life. His own words.  An exquisite blend of music, theater, and dance.

In a strange relationship that lasted fourteen years and that was conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck were united through the invincible power of a disembodied love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music, tormented by the fear of discovery of his homosexuality, and trapped in a marriage to a woman who was eventually committed to an insane asylum, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel”. ERC honors their unique relationship in a theatrical concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor and some of his most moving songs.