Friday, July 3, 2009

Classical Spotlight: American Music Special

Join us this afternoon for world premieres and new music! First up is a local youth, Nicco Athens (left) and his Five Tableaux. He'll start his final year at Juilliard this fall, and we talk with him about music and growing up in San Antonio.

Next, Joseph C. Phillips, Jr (right) is celebrating the release of Vipassana on Innova Records. There's lots to appreciate on this cd, with stellar performances of his group Numinous. We'll sample Into all the Valleys Evening Journeys and learn more about this powerful and engaging music.

Finally, Philippe Entremont (center, with Danielpour left and host John Clare right)turned 75 last month, and Richard Danielpour wrote a tribute based on five cities in the conductor/pianist's life: New York City, Tokyo, New Orleans, Paris and Vienna. The work is called Souvenirs.

(Best to watch the video above in full screen since it's a widescreen shot!)
Classical Spotlight: July 4th edition honors the 233rd birthday of the US and new music! 2pm on KPAC & KTXI.

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