Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Aurora Symphony Orchestra announces new season, discounted tickets

The Aurora Symphony Orchestra's fall season will include selections from Camille Saint Saens, Vaughan Williams, Maurice Ravel and ... John Denver.

The orchestra's 2010-11 season offers an ambitious mix of artists and works, a mix that jumps from French Impressionism to American pop. Englebert Humperdinck and John Denver compositions find a place alongside Ravel and Saint Saens.

One of the orchestra's most ambitious projects of the season will be its spring masterworks concert, an event that will feature multiple choirs in a performance of "Carmina Burana."

Tickets for the upcoming season will be discounted until Oct. 15, when the prices will jump by as much as $10. For the next few weeks, adults can get season tickets for $40 and seniors and students can pick them up for $30. Individual tickets are $15 adults or $12 students and seniors.

Check out the full schedule after the jump.


Pictures from "Something Wicked This Way Comes" Rehearsals at the Aurora Fox

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Review of "Innocent Thoughts" at the Shadow Theatre

AURORA | It starts with a few offhand remarks, racially charged comments that hint at a deeper current of intolerance.
One asks for coffee with cream, instructing “make it the color of Lena Horne.” Another declares while doling out a check, “If there’s anything a Jew likes, it’s loot.”
It only gets worse from there.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Five Questions with Ray Bradbury

On Oct. 1, the Aurora Fox's will kick off its regional premiere of "Something Wicked This Way Comes," a drama based on Ray Bradbury's novel about a creepy carnival that visits a small town. The Sentinel recently caught up with Bradbury to get some background about his seminal work, as well as some input about the advent of e-reader technology.