Bits And Pieces 09.20.12

Local culture news

National Theatre Live
    Guild Hall will have its first fall presentation of the National Theatre Live series with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” on Saturday at 8 p.m. The play, which was recorded recently in London, is based on a novel by Mark Haddon and stars Sophie Duval, Nicola Walker, Rhiannon Harper Rafferty, Nick Sidi, and Howard Ward.
    Who killed Mrs. Shears’s dog Wellington? It is not clear, but Christopher, who was found near the body, is under suspicion. The 15-year old decides to take on the detective work to clear his name and solve the mystery. Tickets are $18 and $16 for members.


New Legends
    Joe Lauro will present the latest in his “Legends of American Music” series tomorrow at the Bay Street Theatre at 8 p.m.
    Mr. Lauro scours his Historic Films Archive to find unseen or under-appreciated performance clips that he then assembles into compilations. This grouping will include Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Bill Monroe, Ruth Brown, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and others.
    The screening will be followed by a live concert by Mamalee Rose. A portion of the $15 admission charge will go toward the Sag Harbor Music Festival.


Choral Auditions
    The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions for interested singers and instrumentalists to participate in its holiday concert on Dec. 9.
    Rehearsals began last week, but will continue on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.
    The holiday program will consist of Magnificats by Vivaldi and Pergolesi, Buxtehude’s “In Dulci Jubilo,” and Charpentier’s Christmas Cantata. Those interested in joining the chorus may contact the society’s executive director Veronika Semsakova at execdir@choralsocietyofthehamptons.org.
    Those auditioning will be asked to prepare a short song and to demonstrate some sight-reading ability.


‘Fearless Fusions’
    This weekend, Montauk Library and Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will host the ZigZag Quartet in a presentation titled “Fearless Fusions.”
    The quartet features Alexander Wu on piano, Francisco Roldan on guitar, Hilliard Greene on bass, and Danny Mallon on drums. They will perform Latin jazz and classical works by Almeida, Brubeck, Tcimpidis, Addison, Lord, Binelli, and others.
    The group will be in Montauk on Saturday at 7 p.m. and in Southampton on Sunday at 3 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public.