This week our picks include the 40th anniversary concert from Surrey Youth Orchestras, Three Lectures on the North, and the fourteen gauchos of Che Malambo.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap] The Surrey Youth Orchestras celebrate forty years with a 40th Anniversary Concert (May 15) featuring the 125 member strong Surrey Youth Orchestras and returning alumni under the direction of conductors Joel Stobbe, Ben Goheen, and Andrea Taylor. Founder and retired conductor Lucille Lewis also returns to the stage to lead the specially formed Alumni Orchestra in a performance of Marche Slave, Op.31 by Tchaikovsky.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap] Theatre Replacement and Rough House take a playful look at the into the form of the public lecture in Three Lectures on the North (May 18-21). Each show will feature two actors who will know nothing about what is about to occur when they arrive at the theatre. Over a course of a few hours, they will be given the necessary training and knowledge needed to withstand the performance experience. The actors will then perform Three Lectures on the North in front of an audience for the first and only time.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Argentine dance company Che Malambo (May 20) celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. The all-male company of fourteen gauchos perform with precision footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, regional folk music and singing, and the mesmerizing percussive whirling of boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end).