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Tag Archives: Q2
This week on SoundNotion, we have composer, vocalist, writer and occasion Hobbit footed performer Kate Soper. She’s writing for and performing in interesting places and adventurous mediums. PLUS:Ellen McSweeney of NMBx is all about the Benjamins.
- This week on SoundNotion, we have composer, vocalist, writer, core Wet Ink Ensemble member and occasion Hobbit footed performer Kate Soper.
- Her newest opera I Was Here I Was I,written for Alarm Will Sound with librettist Nigel Maister premiered on May 20th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Temple of Dendur.
- Catch another of her operas Here Be Sirens with Morningside Opera and Dixon Place this September 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th.
- She’s also a featured composer a this year’s Festival of Contemporary Music if you’re in the Boston area July 17-21.
- In music news this week, Ellen McSweeney at NewMusicBox has elicited some strong responses with her newest blog post. It’s all about the Benjamins and a Beethoven festival (and respect).
- WQXR’s great new show Meet the Composer launched with 2014 Pulitzer winner John Luther Adams.
- And the music world says goodbye to Bobby Womack who penned the Rolling Stones first number one hit, Carole King’s hit making lyricist Gerry Goffin and legend of the top 40 Casey Kasem.
Drew McManus joins us again to help guide us through Lawyerville in Louisville as we discuss Q2’s composers, Reich’s WTC 9/11 imagery, and more!
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- Nonesuch Records causes a stir with the release of the album art for Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11.
- Borders kicks the bucket. Will browsing for classical music ever be the same? (no)
- Q2 radio surveys listeners about what THEY want to hear. That’s plain crazy!
- Drew McManus schools the panel on just what’s up with the Louisville and Philadelphia Orchestras, chapter 11 and verse.
- The Toronto Symphony finds the key to drawing out the 18 to 35 crowd – tailgating, after parties, cheaper tickets and shorter concerts.
- The panel gives a hearty and unsolicited plug for Drew’s Adaptistration Jobs site.