With tag: musical_conversations
National Poetry Month - Seamus Heaney & Major Jackson
Today's 'poetic pairing' for National Poetry Month has Earth Day in mind, with Seamus Heaney's "Death of a Naturalist" and Telemann's concerto, "The Frog". Then around 8:30 I'll be joined in the studio by Major Jackson to talk about his recent book "Holding Company" and his life as a poet in Vermont.
From The Archive: Quartet for the End of Time in Castleton
In March pianist Tanya Gabrielian and friends played Olivier Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time" at Castleton State College, as part of an ongoing art exhibit. VPR's Joe Goetz spoke with Tanya about the music, her life, and her desire to combine classical music with other forms of art.
Interview With David Amram
By George Thomas
Jazz French hornist and Renaissance man David Amram is the subject of a film "David Amram: The First 80 Years" playing at the Green Mountain Film Festival in Montpelier this weekend. I talked with David about the film and his role in jazz, jazz/poetry, classical composition and much more. David is a gifted talker so the entire interview is available on-line, just click listen.
By Walter Parker
He gives us a preview of his last concerts as founding-director of Vermont's professional vocal ensemble, Counterpoint.
By Walter Parker
Music for the first full day of spring and a conversation with Rick Winston about the Green Mountain Film Festival.
Orpheus in Manhattan
Today I'll speak with Dartmouth College professor Steve Swayne about his new biography of William Schuman. We'll also hear some of Schuman's music, as well as works by Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, and Schumann (yes, the one with two n's) this afternoon.
Conversation With Steven Klimowski
This morning at 9am I'll be joined in the studio by Steven Klimowski, the Artistic Director of the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble. We'll talk about the VCME's concerts this weekend, and the proclamation that will be signed later today at the State House declaring 2011 the "Year of the Vermont Composer".
Ann Ellsworth and the Soprano Horn
Ann Ellsworth will bring her very rare soprano horn to SUNY Plattsburgh this Friday evening at 7:30 for a program of works from the 18th century. Ms. Ellsworth will join me today in the 3 pm hour to talk about the instrument and its small but special place in classical music.
Conversation With Rob Paterson
Rob Paterson is the composer-in-residence for the Vermont Youth Orchestra. Today I'll talk with him about the "Suite for String Orchestra" he's written for this weekend's VYO concert.
Soovin Kim and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra
Violinist Soovin Kim stops by the studio to talk about his concerts this weekend with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, featuring Vivaldi's "Winter" and Mozart's Violin Concerto #3
One of Vermont's newest chamber music groups is Burlington Ensemble, a group of performers with a unique outlook on community involvement. We'll hear from some of them this afternoon in advance of their concert this Saturday evening.
Interview with Cody Michaels, Rachmaninoff's Vespers
Today I'll speak with Vermont pianist and composer Cody Michaels in advance of concerts he will be giving this weekend. This evening, we'll listen to the complete Vespers of Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Dawn Willis, Bella Voce
At 9 this morning I'll be talking with Dawn Willis, director of the Bella Voce Women's Chorus. We'll hear a preview of music being performed in their two concerts coming up this weekend.
The Nutcracker in the Upper Valley
We'll hear from Linda Copp, artistic director of City Center Ballet Company in West Lebanon, about the company's production of "Clara's Dream," an adaptation of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, coming up this weekend.
Monday With The Mozart Fest
This morning Tim Riddle and Gil Shohat from the Vermont Mozart Festival are stopping by to talk about the season so far, share some news about changes behind the scenes, and offer a preview of next year's "Beethoven's Revolution" season.
Introducing Ronald Braunstein
This morning at 9 I'll talk with Ronald Braunstein, the new conductor of the Vermont Youth Orchestra. He's a Juilliard graduate, and his list of former teachers represents some of the best in 20th c. classical music conductors and composers: Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Milton Babbitt, and Elliot Carter, for starters.
Introducing John Killacky
Burlington's Flynn Center for the Performing Arts has a new Executive Director. John Killacky comes to Vermont from San Francisco, with a rich background of several decades spent in cultural and foundation work. He'll join me this morning to talk about his experience, his life, and his vision for the Flynn Center.
Weekend Preview: eighth blackbird, Bella Voce
We'll hear from a recording of the sextet eighth blackbird (e.e. cummings capitalization intended) in advance of its appearance with the VSO this weekend, as well as an interview with composer Jennifer Higdon. We'll also hear one of Bella Voce's beautiful Christmas recordings in advance of it's concerts this weekend in Burlington.