Festival Stories

Grupo Fantasma's third album "golden"

Grupo Fantsma have just released their third album and already the reviews are pouring in.

Iyer brings intricacy and intellect to Law School Courtyard

The Hartford Courant reviews Vijay Iyer's moving concert given in the Yale Law School Courtyard. Read the full review here!

Variety Magazine: 'Thebes' is "vivid, impassioned"

Variety Magazine has published what is the latest in a series of overwhelmingly positive reviews of the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company's production of Seamus Heaney's masterpiece. See the full...

Baobab continues to captivate

In its most recent stop on its international tour, Orchestra Baobab brought the audience at the Napa Valley Opera House to their feet. Read more...

'Thebes' garners more rave reviews

Both the Norwalk Hour and the New Haven Register offer up enthusiastic praise of the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company's production of Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes.
Read the Norwalk Hour's...

Arts & Ideas website Adobe's Site of the Day

For its many unique features and innovative layout, Adobe has recognized the Festival website as its Site of the Day. Learn more here.

Pitman-Wallace's 'Thebes' is "stark, spare, spellbinding"

Susan Hood of the Hartford Courant reviews this "stunning" performance, directed by Lucy Pitman-Wallce. Read the full review here.
'Burial at Thebes' at Arts & Ideas 2008.

Baobab "gem of the festival" at Bonnaroo

Commentary from Tennessee's annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival reveals Orchestra Baobab to be vibrant with "livliness and spirit." Get the full story here.
Orchestra Baobab at Arts & Ideas 2008.

"The Big Read" Gift Giveaway Winners!!

Congratulations to Danilo Lobo Dias, Jordan Nann, Mary Janeczek and Vicki Crompton! Their Gift Certificates will be available at the Info Booth.

Festival Blog: Mary Lou Aleskie Shares Her Plans for Tonight"s Events

Dear All,
Gamelan Galak Tika and Ensemble Robot will perform at Woolsey Hall tonight at 7 pm. Weather and wetness has prevented us from moving forward on the Green. Even if the weather were to...

Barry's new book "a profound experience"

Margot Livesey of the Boston Globe reviews Sebastian Barry's latest book, The Secret Scripture. Read the full review here.
Sebastian Barry at Arts & Ideas 2008.

It Begins!

Channel 8 New Haven reports on the opening of Arts & Ideas 2008. Get the full story.