After a bit of scoffing for presenting himself as the hero who defeated the philistines in Ein Heldenleben, Strauss took on a decidedly more modest, though arguably more complex, subject for his next grand work, the Sinfonia Domestica. We hear a day in the life of the Strauss household, Mama, Papa, and Bubi. The Minnesota Orchestra performs under the baton of Edo de Waart.
SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Diana Guhin Wooley about the world premiere of her musical “They Called Her Beautiful,” running November 20 through December 13 at Lamb Arts Regional Theatre. The production is based loosely on Hans Christian Anderson’s story "The Little Match Girl."
"The Art of the Brick," an exhibition of plastic-brick sculptures by Nathan Sawaya, is on display at the Sioux City Art Center through May 8. Though the medium, plastic brick, gives one the idea that the exhibition will appeal primarily to children, the visitor is quick to realize that the sculptures are asking bigger, "adult," questions.