Tonight at The Little Theatre, some classic movies â€“ Nosferatu and Night of the Living Dead â€“ will be screened with a new musical accompaniment, played live by the Boston-based Andrew Alden Ensemble. They came into WXXIâ€™s studios to play some of their music and chat.
I've recently started including short interviews and features as a part of my time on the radio, broadcasting them alongside the music around 4:30pm. Have you noticed? Do you like hearing them on the radio? Here are links to the online versions of several recent interviews:
Bill McGlaughlin is a composer, conductor, trombonist, and musical raconteur. He was the hostof public radio program St. Paul Sunday for 25 years, and now heâ€™s celebrating 10 years of his â€śnewâ€ť program Exploring Music.
Great Britain's Aldeburgh Festival is paying hommage to the 100th birth anniversary of composer Benjamin Britten with a crazy idea: staging Britten's opera Peter Grimes on the actual beach where the story is set. Imagine watching Copland's The Tender Land on a farm or Puccini's Turandot in the Forbidden City.
The Hochstein School of Music and Dance recently created a program for young teens with Autism to experience music and arts therapy as a social group. Maria Battista-Hancock, the music therapist who leads the Expressive Arts department at Hochstein saw a need for programs for children as they grow older.