Monthly Archives: February 2007

New Arts Model and Role for the Arts and Science Council

by John Clark “Artistic Ambition,” the January 2007 article by Meg Whalen in Charlotte Magazine, demonstrated that Charlotte lagged behind comparably sized cities in its development of the arts and created a stir among the arts/cultural community. Two interview programs … Continue reading

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A Rare Encore at La Scala

at playbillarts.com tells a thrilling story: Peruvian tenor, Juan Diego Florez, delivered the first encore sung in 74 years at Italy”s top opera house, La Scala. The aria he stopped the show to repeat contains no fewer than nine high … Continue reading

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WDAV Listeners Turn Up in the Funniest Places

A public radio colleague told me a funny story recently that reminded me how far flung WDAV listeners can be. We know our Charlotte area listeners are well traveled, and also that we have listeners via the Internet across the … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Classical Grammy Winners

The results are in. I, for one, am thrilled beyond words that Lorraine Hunt Lieberson won Best Classical Vocal Performance. All the winners in classical categories are listed below. Reactions? Favorites? Disappointments? Share your comments. Best Engineered Album, Classical • … Continue reading

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Menotti Dies at 95

The opera world, and indeed the classical music world, has lost one of its most prolific and famous contemporary composers with the death of Gian Carlo Menotti at age 95. Menotti died February 1 at Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco. … Continue reading

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