Friday, May 16, 2008

This Weekend Only, Two Of Nation's Capital's Classical Musical Institutions Celebrate John Adams's And Peter Sellars's American Musical Civilization

On Saturday afternoon at 1 PM, Sharon Rockefeller's Classical WETA-FM broadcasts, on a delayed basis, the Chicago Lyric Opera's production of John Adams's and Peter Sellars's Doctor Atomic.

On Sunday evening, Washington's superb Choral Arts Society, under Maestro Norman Scribner, performs, in the John F. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, John Adams's El Nino, with accompanying film by Peter Sellars.

Program notes to the contemporary oratorio (El Nino, that is) here.

Fortunately, the former Amerindian deer breeding park at Big Meadows (Virginia) was not used by the U.S. or U.S.S.R. militaries for testing nuclear warheads. The tree, above, was split by lightning; not nuclear weaponry.

Photo credit: (c) Mike Quinn. 2006. All rights reserved. With thanks.


I apologize for failing to post regularly, recently. I have been tied up at a week- long international conference on improving the underlying economic and social concepts to international growth accounting statistics.


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