Just interviewed yesterday by the delightful and knowledgeable Ed Cunningham at WHYY 90.9 FM in Philadelphia for Showcase, which airs Sundays at 8pm. Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken of Piffaro, The Renaissance Band brought me along and we talked mostly about Vespers, which I composed for them and for The Crossing, the excellent choir directed by Donald Nally. Joan and Bob were erudite and warm as usual, and Ed is a pro’s pro as an interviewer. It was fun. Our show airs on Sunday, June 1st, and I believe they’ll be broadcasting the entire Vespers, from the 6 Jan 2008 concert. I’ve since added another section, and continue to make edits, but it’ll be fun to hear an airing of the live concert. The YouTube excerpts are from this concert, the second of two that weekend.
Here are reviews that Vespers received, from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chestnut Hill Local, and the online Broad Street Review.
All these posts, by the way, used to be separate paragraphs on one long post. I guess that was the quick & dirty way, but I’ve since changed the format from one ever-growing and ever-changing post to individual posts on various subjects as they come up. Seems to be the way I should’ve been doing it from the get-go, and what people are used to. On blogs. Well, I thought it would be simpler the ﬁrst way, but a lot of things have been happening since Vespers, so I decided to get with the program. I made all the changes at once, and put them in the order of when the news came up or as I edited them.
The Current Calendar that used to be at the bottom of the Home page is now its own separate page, which I augment with information about performances or activities as I learn of them.