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Gerard McBurney, Creative Director of the CSO's Beyond the Score series joins Noel Morris as Guest Host. Gerard discusses his long working relationship with Dmitri Shostakovich's widow, Irina, and his orchestration of the composer's operetta "Moscow, Cheryomushki" being staged by Chicago Opera Theater.
Moses in Egypt Symposium: Roundtable discussion with Gossett and speakers
Professor and preeminent Rossini Scholar Philip Gossett hosts a Symposium on Rossini's opera. Professor Gossett is joined by Professor Emeritus Charles Brauner of Roosevelt University, who edited the new critical edition of the opera premiered by Chicago Opera Theater, and other distinguished scholars and musicologists: the University of Iowa's Professor Roberta Marvin and Northwestern University's Professor Jesse Rosenberg.
This session captures a lively round table discussion of Rossini's opera by these professors with contributions from Chicago Opera Theater's General Director, Brian Dickie, as well as the Stage Director of COT's production, Andrew Eggert.
Recorded Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center.
Panel on Early Music Practice
An esteemed panel including Jason conductor Christian Curnyn, University of Chicago Professor Robert Kendrick, stage director Andrew Eggert, and Baroque violinist Nadja Zwiener discuss early music performance practice.
The Chicago Early Music Festival is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Chicago Office of Tourism.
Recorded Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Millennium Park.
2010 Spring Festival Season
COT General Director Brian Dickie introduces excerpts from the three operas of the 2010 Spring Festival Season, Rossini's Moses in Egypt, Cavalli's Jason and Jake Heggie's Three Decembers.