Although panned by The New York Times, Wicked has become the biggest blockbuster musical worldwide. Its Composer and Lyricist, Stephen Schwartz, takes center stage on this week’s Stage Notes.
My Houghton friend Brad Wilber, who runs a blog predicting future Metropolitan Opera productions, has been asked to STOP. This is very interesting. Read more.
Monday, August 15
Composer’s Datebook: Leon Theremin's good vibration
Music by Beethoven, Vivaldi, and the irresistible fun of Jacques Ibert’s flute concerto
A ticket giveaway: a cellist’s fantasy in live performance at the Canandaguia LakeMusic Fest
Tuesday, August 16
A triple threat—that’s what every Broadway performer strives to be. On this week’s Stage Notes, the music (some original songs) of fourteen bona fide triple threats who have acted, danced, and sang on Broadway in musicals such as Wicked, RENT, Miss Saigon, Rag Time, The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, and many others will
Syracuse University officials fed a miracle pill to the city's dead Symphony, and they say that with love and care, it may revive soon. Read the latest here. Meanwhile, troubles began in Montreal, and New York City Opera
Monday, August 8
More than 60 African American classical musicians from throughout the United States will gather in Rochester later this week for the 9th Gateways Music Festival. They will perform recitals, chamber music concerts, symphonic concerts, and lecture demonstrations. WXXI’s Teej Jenkins reports.
Wake with pieces by Debussy, Antonio Vivaldi, and Florence Price