Greek Songs and Dances, Mozart at the Movies, And Tchaikovsky explodes!
Conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy stopped by the WFIU studios to tell some stories from his 60 years in the music business.
"You've got to merge with the choreography that's been handed down since 1890, but now, it's more athletic." Michael Vernon
Not just technical skill, but a real feeling and understanding of the music!
Caitlin Kirshenbaum will be very much awake for this year's IU Nutcracker, but she slept through her first one.
Teachers for 'this,' teachers for 'that,' and finally a music note!
"My whole family is musical: I have a brother who plays cello, another who plays bass and two sisters who play violin. I’ve always been surrounded by music."
"Rubies is a George Balanchine classic to the angular music of Stravinsky. It’s all about shape and form and almost geometric development."
This is the third year for our Director Michael Vernon's choreography. but there are some changes so audiences that return will see some new things.
Indiana University Summer Festival Orchestra guest conductor David Robertson says, "for a conductor, most of the education has to be on-the-job training."