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Special Supplement : Goings on out of town
view of the young English painter's large, lus- cious takes on the human body, the landscape, and abstract guration, dating from 1997 to the present. Oct. 18-Jan. 15. BosTon BAlleT The company performs Rudolf Nureyev's comic classic "Don Quixote," based on Cervantes' epic novel. Oct. 19-29. (Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St. 800-447-7400.) BosTon eArly MusiC fesTiVAl Early music thrives here like nowhere else in the country, thanks to the city's vast ac- ademic community. This festival brings in the nest groups in the world. Nov. 4 at 8: The Flanders Recorder Quartet offers "The Darke Is My Delight," an evening of Eng- lish songs from the time of Elizabeth I, with the soprano Susan Hamilton. (First Church in Cambridge, Congregational.) Dec. 8 at 8: Ton Koopman, the longtime master of a crisp and exciting style, leads his renowned Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Chorus in the Bach Magni cat and Corelli's beloved "Christmas Concerto." (Symphony Hall.) (617-661-1812.) “wings of desire” American Repertory Theatre presents the world première of this theatrical adaptation of the Wim Wenders lm from 1987, about a guard- ian angel who falls for a trapeze artist and dreams of forsaking his eternal existence to join her on earth. Ola Mafaalani directs. Nov. 25- Dec. 17. (Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-547-8300.) chicago, illinois ArT insTiTuTe of CHiCAgo 111 S. Michigan Ave. (312-443-3600)---Ed- ward Hopper's "Nighthawks," one of the bright- est jewels in the museum's crown, will be in New York for the Whitney's seventy-fifth- anniversary exhibition. But plenty of others--- Georges Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" (1884-1886), Grant Wood's "American Gothic" (1930), and works by Balthus, Caille- botte, Bonnard, Goya, and Soutine---remain in Chicago. "Stories from the Silk Road" (through May 28) and "The Silk Road and Beyond: Travel, Trade, and Transformation" (Sept. 30- June 30) both showcase artifacts from the Silk Road and illustrations of travel along the route. "So the Story Goes: Photographs by Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, and Larry Sultan." An exhibition of intensely personal narrative photography. Sept. 16-Dec. 3. "Charles Sheeler: Across Media." Sheeler, born in Philadelphia in 1883, migrated from design to photography to paint- ing, with stops in lm and drawing; traces of every discipline can be seen in his iconic preci- sionist paintings. Oct. 7-Jan. 7. “King leAr” The Goodman Theatre presents Stacy Keach in the title role of Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, directed by Robert Falls. Sept. 9-Oct. 15. (170 N. Dearborn St. 312-443-3800.) lyriC oPerA of CHiCAgo The daring days of the company's general direc- tor Ardis Krainik, who brought music by Berio and Barber into the house, are over, but the cur- rent head, William Mason, has maintained its level of excellence. The splashy David Hockney production of "Turandot" begins the season, with the Met's powerhouse soprano Andrea Gruber in the title role. (Sept. 16-Feb. 1.) Gluck's "Iphi- génie en Tauride," an impassioned Baroque en- tertainment, features such singers as Susan Gra- ham and Paul Groves; Louis Langrée conducts. (Sept. 19-Oct. 27.) The newly slim Deborah goings on: fAll 2006 Dobet Gnahoré, in Los Angeles.
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