Today would have been the 100th birthday of the most important English composer of the 20th century, Benjamin Britten. Today at 3 pm, Joe Goetz is joined by Richard Riley, director of the Burlington Choral Society, to discuss Britten's music and legacy. We will also get a preview of the Society's concert of Britten's music this weekend.
Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor comes to the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall at Middlebury College Tuesday at 7:30 pm for a solo program of Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Ravel, and more. Benjamin is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the 'Queen's Commendation for excellence." He has also been named Grammophone Magazine's Young Artist of the Year and has been featured in two BBC documentaries.
The Imani Winds come to VPR this Friday afternoon. The ensemble is known for its focus on works by Latino and African-American composers. They’ll speak with VPR Classical Host Kari Anderson about their evening performance with the UVM Lane Series.
Montreal-based Elinor Frey is the principal cellist of the ME2 Strings. She has a new recording of music of cellist-composers of the Italian baroque. We'll sample it when she drops by to chat Wednesday morning at 11, in advance of her CD release concert Wednesday evening at St. Paul's Cathedral in Burlington.
VPR Classical celebrates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Stravinsky's groundbreaking ballet "The Rite of Spring" with a live performance by pianists David Kaplan and Timo Andres of the piano 4-hands arrangement . The two pianists will also play the work in Burlington on Wednesday, May 29th (the true anniversary of the work) under the auspices of Burlington Ensemble.