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Archive for October 28, 2013

Grapentine and the Three B*ars

Sherrill Milnes

…BARITONES, that is.

Giuseppe Verdi came on like Vesuvius, leveling tired formulas beneath a new soundscape; forever altering the vocal profession. By the close of Verdi’s incredible fifty-three-year output, singers were born to be specialists; with the quality of the voice (in addition to register) dictating repertoire.

On Tuesday morning (9:00 AM), Carl Grapentine brings you three legendary baritones

Joseph Genualdi on Live from UIC

violinist Joseph Genualdi, photo by James Allison

A WFMT perennial favorite, Joseph Genualdi gives a recital at University of Illinois at Chicago. It’s part of the free “Tuesdays-at-One” concerts presented in the recital hall at the Performing Arts and Social Work building at the near west side campus. He’s joined by recital partner Beatriz Helguera for Spanish and Mexican music. Next month more…