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Interview with WRCJ's Chris Felcyn

Violin virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers explores and celebrates the facets of love with a stunning new album of works for violin and orchestra on eOne. Her 31st album: Serenade: The Love Album is an exploration of love in all its dimensions, featuring Leonard Bernstein's "Serenade" and ten world premieres from seven living composer-arrangers. "Serenade" is one of Leonard Bernstein's masterpieces, and was recorded in anticipation of the composer's upcoming 100th birthday celebration. It is based on a reading of Plato's Symposium, in which seven ancient Greek philosophers debate the meaning of love. Anne Akiko Meyers, a champion of living composers, commissioned seven renowned composer-arrangers to create ten works for violin and orchestra from love-inspired music from stage and film to pair with the Serenade. The London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart join Anne in this recording, which will be released on the celebration of Anne's own parents' 50th wedding anniversary, produced by Susan Napodano DelGiorno and engineered by GRAMMY-award winner Silas Brown.

Chris Felcyn's - 'Listening Room' feature on AAM airs this Sunday morning via WRCJ 90.9FM - Detroit. Listen to the attached segment.