Du Yun joins us this week to talk about attracting younger audiences, Zaha Hadid’s new opera house, and her piece, Visissitudes No. 1.
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This week’s panel:
This week’s topics include:
- The Toronto Symphony Orchestra figures out that “shorter concerts, cheaper tickets, and more partying” leads to a younger audience. Brian Wise, Greg Sandow, and Marcia Adair chime in with a few words.
- Designed by Zaha Hadid, the new opera house in Guangzhou, China dazzles the eyes and invigorates the imagination.
- Has Aldeburgh Music become a celebrity party? The author of On An Overgrown Path takes issue with the festival’s recent approach to new music.
- Alexandra Gardner discusses the practicality and difficulty of using specific technology in new compositions.
- Gay themes in Opera North’s production of Harvey Brough’s Beached have recently caused quite a kerfuffle. Nico Muhly gives his own two cents/pence.
- Be sure to check out Du Yun’s recent album, released under her “pop diva alter ego, duYun.” It’s called Shark In You. (Amazon MP3 – iTunes)
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