From his groundbreaking transcriptions of Radiohead to his unforgettable interpretations of classic and new repertoire, pianist, Christopher O'Riley, has redefined the possibilities of classical music. O’Riley has dazzled the world over on stage, on the radio and on his records. His memorable interpretations of traditional and popular repertoire make him a bridge between musical tastes, genres and audiences worldwide. He is also the host of NPR's classical music program, From the Top.
The Hubbard Hall Opera Theater was launched in 2008. The company’s latest production is Mozart’s beloved “The Magic Flute,” running for five more performances through August 19th. The singing is in German (with supertitles), the spoken dialogue in English. Kelly Crandell conducts the 19-piece orchestra and Paul Houghtaling, who joins us this morning, directs the production. We are also joined by the Company’s Artistic Director – Alix Jones.
Mary Fairchild, Director of Publicity for Maverick Concerts, and Mark Chmiel from the Actors & Writers theatre troupe join us to talk about their presentation of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays this Saturday, August 11th at 6:30pm.
A graduate of Yale, Gerald Elias has been a Boston Symphony violinist, Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, adjunct professor of music at the University of Utah, first violinist of the Abramyan String Quartet, and Music Director of the Vivaldi Candlelight concert series. He is also the author of Devil’s Trill and Danse Macabre.
Earlier this summer, The Empire State Youth Orchestra traveled to China and South Korea. By the time the trip was over, the musicians had performed seven times in outstanding concert halls in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Yeosu. They also played for U.S. service people and their families on the Army Base in Seoul. We spoke with Conductor Helen Cha-Pyo before the tour and she’s back now to with two student musicians to tell us how it went.
One of the largest parts of Tanglewood’s 75-year legacy comes from the hard work and awesome talent on display by the Tanglewood Fellows. As you walk along Tanglewood’s meandering paths, it’s easy to miss a series of small wooden shacks nestled amongst the pine trees. But, it is within those structures the Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters. Today we welcome back our good friend Ellen Highstein – the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center – to share the TMC’s participation in tonight’s Tanglewood on Parade events and wrapping up the season.