Composed by GPR Records artistic director and 4-time Emmy Award Winner Glen Roven, Goodnight Moon, A Lullaby for Soprano and Orchestra features Opera superstar and beloved New Yorker Lauren Flanigan in the new concerto. The InterSchool Orchestra of New York ISO, New York's most prestigious youth orchestra, accompanies Ms. Flanigan. Conducted by Julliard's George Stelluto. Goodnight Moon, A Lullaby for Soprano and Orchestra is based on Margaret Wise Brown's book, in print for over 60 years.
In Their Own Words: Inspiring and evocative quotes from classical artists who died in 2018 / WFMT
2018 was a year of great loss in the worlds of classical music and the arts. As we reflect on the year gone by, WFMT salutes the contributions of artists who died this past year. We commemorate and celebrate the lives of these artists by allowing them to speak directly to us. In Their Own Words - Inspiring and evocative quotes from classical artists who died in 2018.
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The Lullaby Project is one of the most spectacular musical endeavors since 'We Are The World' / WORLD MUSIC REPORT
In one of the most spectacular musical projects since Quincy Jones' We Are The World a proverbial world of musicians have come together with ordinary mothers – some newly pregnant – to create fifteen songs. The Lullaby Project is a venture undertaken by the Carnegie Hall organisation. But that's not all. All of the songs – all lullabies – have been written by the mothers. A few ha...
All Classical Portland talks with Joyce DiDonato about The Lullaby Project
In April, the Oregon Symphony presented a remarkable and powerful concert as part of its "Sounds of Home" series, where young mothers experiencing housing insecurity, had the opportunity to write lullabies for their children. These were performed by OSO musicians. Their concert was inspired by Carnegie Hall's "Lullaby Project", which recently released a CD under that title. I had the op...
Joyce DiDonato partners with Carnegie Hall and dozens of artists in support of infancy / WFMT
"The arts in our schools today, and in general society, have sort of been pecked away at. I think we're starting to raise children in our society that don't have an outlet to express themselves," mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato said. DiDonato partnered with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute and dozens of other artists to bring the arts to young people at a crucial stage in their development: infancy. Af...
Glen Roven sets Hillary speeches to music as counter for inauguration day / Slipped Disc
Glen Roven conducted both inauguration concerts for President Bill Clinton and was on standby to repeat the honour for Hillary. When that dream failed, he decided to set two of Hillary's speeches to music and have them performed by some of the leading names in opera on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration. Here's what Glen tells Slipped Disc: "You don't know it but I conducted both Clinton Inaugura...
Glen Roven says 'Goodnight Moon'
Composed by GPR Records artistic director and 4-time Emmy Award Winner Glen Roven, GOODNIGHT MOON, A Lullaby for Soprano and Orchestra will be sung by international Opera superstar and beloved New Yorker Lauren Flanigan in the new concerto. The InterSchool Orchestra of New York (ISO) (www.isorch.org), New York's most prestigious youth orchestra, will accompany Ms. Flanigan in the Bandshell and t...