This week on Kids’ Commute, we are going to explore the overtures of Gioachino Rossini!
The Italian composer wrote some famous operas, sacred music, chamber music, songs, and other instrumental and piano pieces. Now just to remind you, the an overture is the first thing you hear before an opera, for instance. It gives you the musical sense of what you’re about to hear, often containing little themes about what you’ll hear in the main opera.
Shostakovich’s searing drama Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Eva-Maria Westbroek starred as the adulterous and murderous Katerina Ismailova, a role she has sung to acclaim at leading houses around the world. James Conlon conducted the performance, which also starred Brandon Jovanovich as Katerina’s lover, Sergei, and Anatoli Kotscherga as her brutal father-in-law, Boris.
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This week we hear how an international soccer rivalry led to a culinary showdown in Traverse City. We also talk with a female Cyrano de Bergerac.
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Welcome back, Kids’ Commuters. Today is the final day of Eighth Blackbird week. Eighth Blackbird is the artist-in residence at Interlochen Arts Academy, teaching workshops and collaborating with the students. All week, they’ve been taking us through the piece of music composed especially for their group, called “Thirteen Ways.” Ready for the final day?
The focus of today’s episode is on the eleventh movement.
Kids' Commute Episode 35: Eighth Blackbird Week - Thirteen Ways (Eleventh Movement) by Thomas Albert
Hey Kids’ Commuters! Welcome back to Eighth Blackbird week. Lisa Kaplan and Matthew Duvall are part of a music group called Eighth Blackbird. Today, we’ll continue delving into the music piece, “Thirteen Ways.”
The focus of today’s episode is on the seventh movement.
Kids' Commute Episode 34: Eighth Blackbird Week - Thirteen Ways (Seventh Movement) by Thomas Albert