by Daniel Hathaway
IN THIS EDITION:
. SalonEra returns for a third season
. Oberlin enters partnership with the U.N.
. Birthday anniversary toasts to Steve Reich anz Zenobia Powell Perry (pictured, with Darius Milhaud)
Today, Les Délices has released the first episode of SalonEra Season 3, available for viewing here through the end of June 2023. The period instrument ensemble takes a plunge into the history of Venice’s Ospedali with baritone/scholar Lisandro Abadie as guide. In the 18th century, the orphaned girls of the Ospedali were unlikely stars in the musical firmament of Venice, and yet tourists and luminaries alike crowded into their concerts, with writers like Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Charles Burney remarking on their sophisticated and touching concerts. Archival performances including an all-woman rendition of Vivaldi’s Gloria from Early Music Vancouver round out this episode.
From Case Western Reserve University, Eric Charnofsky hosts today’s episode of Not Your Grandmother’s Classical Music, featuring Steve Reich’s Tehillim, Malcolm Arnold’s Concerto for Flute and Strings, art songs by Clara Schumann, and music for percussion ensemble. Click here from 2:00-4:00 pm to listen to the WRUW internet feed. [Read More…]