For being Czech through and through, it’s interesting that some of Antonin Dvorak’s music is known for its distinctly American voice. We’ll hear his popular (and VERY Czech) "Slavonic Rhapsody #3" and "Symphonic Variations" today for the anniversary of his 170th birthday.
Trinity Wall Street commissioned Philadelphia composer Robert Moran to
write a Requiem to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The Church
miraculously survived the attacks that day despite its close proximity
to ground zero. We’ll hear it and talk with him about his new work.
The 15th annual used instrument sale is happening tomorrow in Montpelier, with all proceeds benefiting the CVCM music scholarship fund. This morning I’ll talk with one of the organizers and let you know where you can drop off instruments for the sale.
The 10th annual Music Festival of the Americas gets underway tonight in Stowe at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. This morning we’ll talk with conductor Alondra de la Parra about her work with the Festival, its young artists, and her own early training with conductor Kurt Masur.