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Archive for August 15, 2013

Ravinia Broadcast

Ravinia Music Director, James Conlon, works with Steans fellow Janai Brugger

Monday, August 19, at 8:00 PM–This season Ravinia’s summer conservatory, the Steans Institute of Music, celebrates 25 years. To honor the anniversary, a number of singers from the vocal program premiered songs written for the occasion by a veritable ‘who’s who’ of American composers; including Jake Heggie, Aaron Jay Kernis, Stephen Paulus, Roberto Sierra, Ramsey Lewis, and Augusta Read Thomas.

Bill McGlaughlin: The Secret of the Dvorak Cello Concerto

Bill McGlaughlin, host of Exploring Music, photo by Bill Richert

Cellist Carter Brey is one of the top players these days. He’s in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. He also keeps a day job as principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic. On The New York Philharmonic This Week, he moves to center-stage to perform as soloist in the Dvorak Cello Concerto.

As told by Bill McGlaughlin, there’s more to this concerto than meets the ear