The tone for Sergey Taneyev’s “Oresteia” is set soon after the curtain goes up, when Queen Clytemnestra, dressed in a white bathrobe and surrounded by joyous servants, slits a ram’s throat to honor her husband Agamemnon’s return from Troy.
It’s a summer weekend and you’re wondering where to go. Well, grab a friend and head out to a classical music festival. It’s the perfect excuse to ditch the city -- you have a purpose and a place to go. Best of all, you can see some great performances. Here are my picks for the top five Northeast festivals.
Colleges from Bowdoin in Maine to Pitzer in California dropped the SAT entrance exam as a requirement, saying it favors the affluent, penalizes minorities and doesn’t predict academic success. What they don’t advertise is they find future students by buying names of kids who do well on the test.