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Archive for August 15, 2014

Video: William Bolcom and Grant Park

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom

It’s fitting that the Grant Park Music Festival should commission a piece by William Bolcom to celebrate its 80th anniversary. The two have had a long relationship. In fact, it was at a 1986 Grant Park Orchestra performance of Bolcom’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience” that then Lyric Opera General Director Ardis Krainik

Today’s Mexican Composer

Mario Lavista, born in Mexico City, 1943

This week, WFMT’s Fiesta!, the popular Latin American music series hosted by Elbio Barilari, zeros in on the new music scene in Mexico. Of course there have been a number of prominent composers to come out of Mexico, like Carlos Ch├ívez, Manuel Ponce, and Silvestre Revueltas