Fred Lerdahl Honored As Maurice Abravanel Distinguished Composer

October 31, 2009
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On November 4th, 2009, the Canyonlands New Music Ensemble presents the Maurice Abravanel Visiting Distinguished Composer Series and honors Composer Fred Lerdahl. A highly-regarded composer, Lerdahl has been composing for more than 45 years, writing Piano Fantasy in 1964 while ‘under the spell’ of his first summer at Tanglewood. Among his many accolades, Lerdahl is a recipient of the Koussevitzky Composition Prize and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in music.







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Interview with Cellist Wendy Warner for NVPO 2009/10 Season Opener

October 7, 2009
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Wendy Warner has performed in concert halls worldwide, having performed with the Chicago, Berlin, Boston, Dallas, London, and San Francisco symphonies and with orchestras from St. Petersburg to Hong Kong to Toulouse. This Sunday, as the NVPO begins its second season, the orchestra and its patrons throughout the valley are in for an afternoon of beautiful music!







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Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart Believes in Emotionally Compelling Music

July 7, 2009
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Interview with Maestro Keith Lockhart Keith Lockhart is one of the finest conductors of our generation. Fifteen years ago, Keith Lockhart became the 20th conductor of the Boston Pops. Boston welcomed him with open arms and warm hearts and reveled in his celebrity status. It seemed that not a day went by without hearing about..




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Interview With Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Lawrence Isaacson

March 1, 2009
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In October 2008, the Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra (NVPO) made its debut. Founded by Conductor and Music Educator Lawrence Isaacson, the NVPO gave its inaugural performance at Showcase Live at Patriot Place in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Fifty musicians strong, the NVPO performed Mozart, Beethoven, and with violin soloist Markus Placci, Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin in E..




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