Soprano Courtney Huffman and baritone Andrew Garland in Bach’s wonderful “Coffee Cantata.”
A grand time had by all with Boston Baroque and conductor Martin Pearlman, ushering in 2014 with a live all-Bach concert at Sanders Theatre we’re sharing live with the nation via PRI. Hard to believe that it’s my last radio production for the foreseeable future, so had to snap some “stage-side” shows to mark the occasion. The audio for the entire program may be found below, thanks to the wizardry of online producer (and broadcast co-host) Brian McCreath, engineer Antonio Oliart Ros, and producer Alan McLellan. Thanks, friends….let’s hope this great tradition continues!
Violinist Christina Day Martinson and recorder players Christopher Krueger and Aldo Abreu are the soloists in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 with Martin Pearlman leading Boston Baroque
Post-Brandenburg bows for conductor and soloists …
WCRB’s Cathy Fuller chats live with Martin Pearlman
2011 is the 100th anniversary of Scott Joplin’s groundbreaking (and ultimately tragic) opera Treemonisha. And after hearing a recording by the Max Morath Quartet on YouTube of the beautiful bittersweet finale “A Real Slow Drag,” I got a bee in my bonnet to hear it plucked out on the harp. Fortunately, we’re lucky to have in our Boston backyard the amazing Moldovan harpist Ina Zdorovetchi, who took up the challenge with gusto, and great taste. Ragtime on the harp sounds just fine, thank you very much!
And Joplin is making a little more history: Below is our very first HD performance video shot in our Fraser Performance Studio….not to mention the launch of our video channels both on You Tube and Vimeo.
(There’s another video of Ina playing Liszt here.) Kudos to videographer Greg Shea, audio engineer Antonio Oliart Ros, and producer Alan McLellan…