Monday, May 05, 2008

Perfect Machines, Technically Speaking, With Versatility To Perform Works Like Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3 Or Scriabin's "Poem Of Ecstasy"

... "[Riccardo Muti] called the Chicago Symphony "a perfect machine," technically speaking, with the versatility to play huge works like Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3 or Scriabin's "Poem of Ecstasy" and to perform with the refined delicacy needed for Schubert." ...

Daniel Wakin "Muti Named New Director at Chicago Symphony" New York Times May 5, 2008


And for the Other America?

Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series (1940-41, Panel No. 1)
During World War I there was a great migration north by southern
African Americans. Casein tempera on hardboard, 12 x 18 inches
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Acquired 1942 © The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Great American Epic:
Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series
May 3-October 26, 2008

The complete 60-panel series, rarely seen in its entirely, will be on view until Oct. 26, 2008 exclusively at the Phillips Collection. Told through vivid patterns and colors, this masterpiece of narrative painting is the first ever produced on the great 20th-century exodus of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North. The exhibition will take an in-depth look at Lawrence’s powerful interpretation of this significant moment in American history and examine how the story still resonates today.


The Phillips Collection: Celebrating Responsible American Cultural Stewardship in Washington, D.C.


Classical WETA-FM: Generally Celebrating Non-Responsible American Cultural Stewardship in Washington, D.C.

A one-off exception:

May 5, 2008: Concerts from Wolf Trap (Week 12 of 13)

Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 22
Joyce Yang, piano

Paul Moravec: Tempest Fantasy
Winner 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music
Trio Solisti


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