Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra http://wrti.org en Mark Pinto Recommeds...VERDI: COMPLETE BALLET MUSIC FROM THE OPERAS http://wrti.org/post/mark-pinto-recommedsverdi-complete-ballet-music-operas <p>Think you know your Verdi operas? With this month&rsquo;s selection, featuring the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with Jose Serebrier on the podium, you might be surprised at how much music Giuseppe Verdi wrote for his operas that is rarely heard in public today.<br /> Thu, 31 May 2012 16:32:00 +0000 Mark Pinto 3937 at http://wrti.org Mark Pinto Recommeds...VERDI: COMPLETE BALLET MUSIC FROM THE OPERAS Mark Pinto Recommends... http://wrti.org/post/mark-pinto-recommends-3 <p><i><b>Michael Daugherty: Route 66</b></i><br /><br /> Marin Alsop conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra<br /><br /></p> <p>This month we're off on a musical road trip out West with composer Michael Daugherty. Daugherty, born in 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, draws much of his inspiration from the icons of American popular culture. With works inspired by Superman, Jackie Onassis, Liberace, Elvis Presley, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, and even our own fair city, nothing is seemingly off-limits to his vivid imagination. He composes in a postmodern style that alternates between abstraction and realism, referencing elements of the jazz and pop music he grew up playing, with a strong sense of musical structure.<br /><br /></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:26:00 +0000 Mark Pinto 2579 at http://wrti.org Mark Pinto Recommends...