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9 must-see Choral Concerts: Christmas in Artslandia

  Here at Artslandia, we’re tingling and jingling with anticipation of watching holiday magic unfurl onstage, and letting holiday carols carry us away. Here’s a short list of choral concerts we’re eager to see. Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra Women’s Choir Before they fly off to Barcelona this spring, Elektra women’s choir will host their winter concert Chez Nous—as the name ... Read More »

Opening Night Fever: Amber Funk Barton, Dancer

How does your day start on opening night? Amber Funk Barton: It’s imperative that I get a solid eight hours of sleep. I usually get up with my husband, drink coffee, watch the news, see him off to work, and then hunker down to tackle emails. What about pre-show jitters? Do you still get them? AFB: The last five minutes before I go onstage ... Read More »

Opening Night Fever: David Adams, Actor

How does your day start on opening night? David Adams: As I’ve aged and racked up a ton of opening nights, I find I need to keep an even keel. I try to stay relaxed and do things that I need to do for myself, not what I feel others expect of me. What about pre-show jitters? Do you still get them? DA: There’s ... Read More »

Opening Night Fever: Marcus Goddard, Trumpet

How does your day start on opening night? Marcus Goddard: I usually wake up at 7:00 a.m., meditate a bit, and warm-up for 15 minutes by playing long tones. What about pre-show jitters? Do you still get them? MG: Pre-show jitters? Oh yes…with every concert. But I’ve learned you have to get in the right mental zone. For me, it’s ... Read More »

A Note from Artslandia Ambassador Emily Molnar

Dear fellow artists and art lovers, What a privilege it is to be the 2016-17 Artslandia Ambassador! I hope this note finds you well. Another season has begun! One can feel the studios of the city bursting with excitement and creativity as artists and organizations dive into the intimate process of creating and producing performances. It is a thrill to experience this ... Read More »