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Feb 20, 2020

Behind the Musik: The Indigo Project

The Indigo Project. With Feet of Blue by Tim McLaughlin, MAIWA

By Alison Mackay, program creator

The Indigo Project is an exploration in music, words, and images of the influence of indigo dye on the culture and economy of Europe and India in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Feb 6, 2020

Behind the Musik: Dreaming Jupiter

FROM THE INNER BREATH TO THE MUSIC

By Vittorio Ghielmi

Jan 9, 2020

Behind the Musik: Gone with the Winds

Gone with the Winds. Image by Laura Millard.

Program notes by Dominic Teresi, bassoon

The premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail was advertised in Vienna on July 16, 1782. Just four days later the young composer wrote to his father in Salzburg: "Now I have no small task: by Sunday week I have to arrange my opera for wind band, otherwise someone will step in front of me and take the profit.”

Nov 27, 2019

Behind the Musik: O Come, Shepherds

O Come Shepherds concert image. Sheep roaming green pastures. Flock by Krzysztof Browko

Program Notes by Lucas Harris, Tafelmusik lutenist and member of Vesuvius Ensemble

Nov 7, 2019

Behind the Musik: Lotti Revealed

Lotti Revealed. Water Jewels by Clare Ross

Program Notes by Charlotte Nediger

Oct 9, 2019

Behind the Musik: Baroque Roots

Baroque Roots. Junipero's Garden by Steve Solinsky

Program Notes by Charlotte Nediger

May 1, 2019

Behind the Musik: Bach Magnificat

Bach Magnificat. Concert image by Michael Barker.

Program Notes by Charlotte Nediger

Zelenka Missa Divi Xaverii