Zero Crossings – February 16, 2015 – Cope, Jarvi and Schoenberg

2015-02-16 14.30.02The first half of this show featured an interview with Athalia Cope, who came to the studio to discuss the Bach Festival Society‘s 2015 Festival and its upcoming performances of the Bach Mass in B minor and Brahms’ German Requiem, as well as her more than 50 years spent singing with the choir.

Music played during this half of the show included:
J.S. Bach – Mass In B Minor BWV 232 – Crucifixus, with Otto Klemperer and the BBC Chorus
J.S. Bach – Mass In B Minor BWV 232 – Crucifixus, with Phillip Herreweghe and the Collegium Vocale Gent
J.S. Bach – Mass In B Minor BWV 232 – Et resurrexit, with Otto Klemperer and the BBC Chorus
Johannes Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45: II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras, with John Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir
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The second half of the show featured the music of and an interview with Los Angeles-based composer Adam Schoenberg along with Steven Jarvi, who is a finalist candidate for the post of Music Director with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Jarvi conducted the Orlando Philharmonic in a performance that included Schoenberg’s popular orchestral work “Finding Rothko” at Orlando’s Plaza Live that same evening.

The music aired during this portion included:
Samuel Barber – Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24, featuring Dawn Upshaw and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Adam Schoenberg – Finding Rothko – IV Wine
Adam Schoenberg – Jenny & Lalo – Reflections

Listen to the show here:

      Zero Crossings – February 16, 2015, with Cope, Jarvi and Schoenberg

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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