Stephen Rogers Radcliffe is adding the Thalia Symphony to his orchestra responsibilities. Radcliffe is currently music director for the Seattle Youth Symphony. Perhaps you remember his fine Mahler 2 from last weekend? Radcliffe takes over for Eric Hanson who will conduct a final concert with the Thalia June 3, 2010 at the First Free Methodist Church.
Out in New York City, Gyorgy Ligeti’s opera about the end of the world (sort of) . Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil seem headed in the right direction.
The LA Ring — a production plagued with controversies — finally . I consider myself a Wagnerite (of the non-obsessive sort) and LA’s Ring looks baffling to me. On the other hand, the looks promising — traditional, modern, with a bunch of Met flash. Love it.
The You Tube version of the trailer is now disabled. I imagine because the Met folks thought it makes more sense to drive people to the website. This is too bad because a video can’t go viral if it can’t be embedded, shared, liked, and all of the other ways media is promoted these days.