Thursday, October 9, 2008

Classical Spotlight: Many voices

We'll shine the spotlight on several vocal groups this afternoon and hear from a composer, violinist and a new dvd!

Voci di Sorelle performs this Sunday, afternoon October 12, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. We'll talk with Artistic Director Ruth Moreland and member Amy Phipps about their program Kaleidoscope: Music from Around the Globe.

Another group, the San Antonio Choral Society and artistic director Aaron Hufty present Song Cycles Sunday afternoon at 4pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church. The program contains Vaughan Williams, Effinger and Pfautsch.

Sunday at 4pm is also the appearance of organist Olivier Latry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Latry is Organist at Notre Dame, Paris and Professor of Music at the Paris Conservatory. In addition to his recital repertoire, Latry’s performances include improvisations.

Christ Church Friends of Music present soprano Deborah Bussineau-King and pianist Ruth Friedberg in a recital entitled, A Judeo-Christian Musical Journey, Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 PM at Christ Episcopal Church. The program includes Bernstein, Ravel, Bradbury and others.

Next week we’ll hear from Tal Perkes about the Camerata San Antonio, but one of my first assignments moving to San Antonio was talking with composer Miguel del Aguila (seen right with host John Clare)– who has a cd coming out with Camerata San Antonio.

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter (left) has a brand new cd out on Deutsche Grammophon – music by Gubaidulina and Bach, and spoke to me by phone in Munich, Germany about her disc, In Tempus Praesens.

Finally, we'll hear from Nathan Cone about a new release on DVD from Disney of Sleeping Beauty which uses Tchaikovsky's music for the ballet extremely well.

Listen for Classical Spotlight Thursday afternoons at 2pm on KPAC and KTXI and hear the interviews on the TPR website.

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