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.
Hearing a piece of music on WXXI's Classical 91.5 inspired quilting artist Caris Burton to create a new work. I love the connections she made with this music and its composer, and I'm glad that she took some time to write up this story to share here on the WXXI blog. Read Caris's story below, and you can see two music inspired quilts by Caris Burton on display at the Genessee Valley Quilt Club Show at RIT May 31st through June 2nd.