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Archive for May 4, 2013

Putting the Composer Back in the Limelight

Composer Kevin Puts

For awhile now, Kevin Puts has been called a “promising young composer.” Starting with his first symphony, which he wrote for the California Symphony in 1999, he’s been garnering more attention. In 2008, he won an Opera Fund Award to make his first work for stage. That work won the Pulitzer Prize.

Postcards from Russia – Mariinsky ll – Part 2

Mariinsky II, interior

The next morning, we go to see the Mariinsky II, which sits on the other side of the Kryukov Canal across from the old Mariinsky Theatre. Immediately after stepping off our shuttle bus, we notice the older building’s striking pastel green color. Built in 1860 as a gift from the Emperor Alexander II