This morning I sat down to talk with Peter Elliot, a friend and former neighbor of the late composer David Diamond. At Jines on Park Avenue (with the fabulous mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe eating breakfast only a few tables away!) Peter pulled out a white plastic bag stuffed with treasures: a whimsical letter from David to his kid brother (see picture below), the first Diamond LP he owned, and a fistful of old photos of the composer spending time with the Elliot family on Edgerton Street.
Join host Michael Feinstein this month on Song Travels for a variety of original music, comedic flair, and interesting conversation featuring artists Joelle Lurie, Jose Feliciano, Ginny Mancini, and Jake Shimbukuro.
The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast this March features operas of Verdi, Shostakovich, Mascagni, and Leoncavallo. All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m. unless specifically noted. There is one Live in HD Theatercast this month (4/25); it is noted "Live in HD."
In April 2014, Pope Francis canonized Pope John XXII and Pope John Paul II, and on that occasion, Sir Gilbert Levine gathered orchestras and choruses from all over Europe and America to present works of hope and peace.