Although Stradivarius is the best known name of old world violin-makers, the creations of the Guarneri family of instrument makers are held in equally high regard by musicians. Guarneri violins are revered for their smoothness of tone. “It brings a tone that is unmatched,” Gibson says. “There are so few of those violins in the world, and in the hands of a fabulous player, which Stephen is, it’s just amazing what that violin sounds like.”. The rare violin, which has been made available by Peter Prier Violins of Salt Lake City and Robert Maltz Violins of Palo Alto, should be in good hands. Not only is Stephen already adept at some of classical music’s toughest repertoire, but also Aaron Rosand, his professor at the Curtis Institute of Music is a Guarneri expert.
These were like beautiful tremors in what otherwise could have been a placid stream, and were set to 21 of the 24 preludes and fugues of Bach’s “Well Tempered Clavier,” book one, As these sublime musical segments veered from the swift and optimistic to the melancholic and slow, the choreographer mirrored, upended and countered the sounds to create an abstract human drama that flowed like water, With exquisite moments dashed subversively — by the sudden comic squiggle of Berkeley native Ramona Kelley’s head at the top of balletic jumps; Kaitlyn Gilliland’s neoclassical arabesque that stretched so far it conveyed sexual heat; a quartet of bodies dancing with metronomic constancy while another four danced with spare punctuation; a brief dance of death; and a final beautiful, elegiac processional in the round, echoing the earliest black toddler shoes, holiday ballet slippers, baby crib shoes, flower girl baby ballet slipper, special occasion shoe- baby soul modern dance — “Preludes” was a knockout..
“Swan Lake” features Brennan Wall as both Odette and Odile. Rawson described Wall as “a remarkable dancer. She is strong and a great technician, which you need in this ballet, but she’s also an incredible interpreter.” Rawson said that Wall’s performances in rehearsals have moved her fellow dancers to tears. “She’s a wonderful actress, and I think she’ll be very affecting as the swan queen.”. Ryan Preciado will perform the roll of Prince Siegfried and Jonah Corrall will dance the part of the evil magician, Von Rothbart. Rawson said Corrall “has never been happier. He walks around with the biggest grin on his face — when he’s not in character, of course.”.
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Franco, in film school at New York University when the “127 hours” script came his way, said he was inclined to pass except for the insistence of his manager, agent and publicist, who told him it was a film he had to do. “I just finished my thesis film, so independent film is something that’s a very, very big part of my life and very important to me, so this means a lot,” said Franco, who stars as real-life adventurer Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm after he became trapped by a boulder in a canyon.