Peter Szep, Noah Lethbridge, Brooke Larimer are joined briefly by Jonathan Berger, composer, who’s work is being featured as part of the Prototype Festival in New York City, plus lots of chat.
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Come to Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate the creation of The New York Opera Alliance, which we had a small part in helping create! We will be showing a sneak preview of our first video podcast (coming soon) too!
It’s only $10 This Sunday! And you will see New York’s very own opera companies showcasing their work! Please come and support.
Sometimes the person behind a news story is just as interesting as the story itself. We invited composer Andrew Rudin on the show to discuss his petition to have the MET Opera dedicate it’s Opening Night Gala to the Gay Lesbian Bi and Transgender community.
The opening night Gala is “Eugene Onegin” by Russia’s most famous “gay” composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Considering the state of LGBT in Russia today, and Valery Gergiev and Anna Natrebko’s previous support of Vladimir Putin, should the met make a small gesture showing it’s support to the gay community worldwide?
Andrew Rudin’s petition to the MET currently over 8,000 supporters
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NOTES: Opening Music—Cello Sonata, “Consolation”: Sam Magill, cello; Beth Levin, pianist. Violin Concerto: “Canto di Ritorno”, with Diane Monroe, Orchestrta 200l (CORRECTION: my apologies that it is NOT the Viola Concerto mentioned in the podcast). Piano Concerto: Marcantonio Barone, piano; Orchestra 200l, James Freeman conducting, From Centaur CD #3119.
Recorded a great show last night with guest Andrew Rudin, and we completely went off the agenda! He was so fascinating, a pioneer composer who was among the first to use the Moog synthesizer.
So “What’s Sexy in Opera” will wait until next show, so please send us your suggestions.