Richard Wagner. (Image: Shutterstock)

An optimistic vision

New conductor Horst Buchholz and new director of strings Amy Greenhalgh will make their debuts with the Washington University Symphony Orchestra Oct. 30. The concert will take place at The E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall in the 560 Music Center.
From left to right: Ebby Offord as the mother, David Dwight as the Youth and Charles Glenn as the narrator in the PAD production of “Passing Strange.” (Photo: Carol Green/Washington University.)

Revelation, revolution and reinvention

South Central Los Angeles, 1976. The lawns are manicured, the palm trees sway, the savings bonds are tucked optimistically away. But the Youth is restless. In “Passing Strange,” the singer and playwright Stew offers a semi-autobiographical account of his journey to artistic self-discovery. The Performing Arts Department will present the Tony Award-winning rock musical Oct. 21-30 in Edison Theatre.
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