A stolen Strad is back on stage
by Jeff Baker on October 11, 2018 at 4:43 pm
You may have heard Nina Totenberg. She’s a legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio. You may also have heard Roman Totenberg. […]
Sing your heart like Sylvia
by Jeff Baker on October 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm
After years of singing with world-famous orchestras and opera companies in the US and Europe, Sylvia McNair faced a turning point. Two stacks of music sat on […]
He brought the Gershwin family to tears
by Jeff Baker on October 3, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Kevin Cole garnered a reputation as a masterful Gershwin interpreter on the piano. So much so that he performed for the Gershwin family and George’s […]
She thought opera was ridiculous. Then she sang opera for a living.
by Jeff Baker on October 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm
As a violin major at Wheaton College, Sylvia McNair couldn’t stand opera. She told BBC Magazine, “My first experience of opera was playing in the […]
You haven’t heard Rhapsody ’til you’ve heard the 1924 recording
by Jeff Baker on October 1, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Here’s a bit of fun history: the Rhapsody in Blue we know today is a far cry from the performances of the 1920s. How do we know? Just check out this 1924 […]
You’re not ready for a cappella Rhapsody in Blue
by Jeff Baker on September 28, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Get ready for some serious goosebumps. The legendary Ambiance womens quartet sang a rip-roaring a cappella arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue that’ll have […]
Newcomer’s Guide to the Symphony
by Rebecca Roling on September 27, 2018 at 5:11 pm
Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here. If this is your first time to one of our concerts or to a live orchestra performance, here are ten tips to […]
‘Do you know that you sound like Gershwin?’
by Jeff Baker on September 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Kevin Cole was exposed to George Gershwin at 7 years old. After seeing the 1945 movie, Rhapsody in Blue, he hit the library to learn more about Gershwin. The […]
Gershwin wasn’t the first person to hear about Rhapsody in Blue
by Jeff Baker on September 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm
The first person to learn of George Gershwin’s jazz-classical fusion piece, Rhapsody in Blue, was not George Gershwin. That is, George saw an […]
When a cadenza goes bluegrass
by Jeff Baker on September 10, 2018 at 7:21 pm
In music, a cadenza is an “improvised or written out ornamental passage played or sung by a soloist,” and it’s often where a soloist can […]
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