This video is an introduction to a recording of the complete Bach cello suites transcribed and performed by harpist Victoria Drake. Selections from the new recording air tonight around 9:20.
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What’s not to love? Energy, dedication, integrity, elan. Anne-Marie McDermott performs Beethoven with The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Saturday morning, around 11:30, Ted Weiner will air from her recording of Bach’s English Suite No. 2. This video shows her describing her process preparing for the recording:
A NASA astronaut will be taking some music with her into space next month. And no, it’s not on an iPod. Stephanie Wilson, a lifelong fan of the Boston Symphony, approached music director James Levine about the idea of taking something symbolic into orbit, and wound up the recipient of a page from the conducting score of Beethoven’s 9th, signed by Levine and the musicians of the BSO. Read the full story.
Here’s a sneak preview of tenor Gaston Rivero who plays Romeo in Opera Carolina’s production of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette October 18, 20 and 21:
L’Amour, L’Amour! Ah! Lève-toi soleil!
From Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod
Recorded at the Cardiff Singer of The World 2005
O mio rimorso! Oh infamia!
From Act II – La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Gaston Rivero, Alfredo (2006)
From the BBC Proms broadcast of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, a wonderful, humorous interview with conductor Gustavo Dudamel about working with the orchestra and his own musical career.