Classical music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Music, Illustrated: Wyoming Symphony Teams With Artist For Season Finale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/music-illustrated-wyoming-symphony-teams-artist-season-finale <p><strong><a href="http://www.wyomingsymphony.org/" target="_blank">The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra</a></strong> in Casper has teamed up with an illustrator for this weekend’s season finale concert. Igor Stravinsky’s 'Petrouchka' was originally written as a ballet about the story of a young puppet brought to life by a wizard. Wyoming Symphony music director and conductor Matthew Savery will tell the audience the story and have the orchestra demonstrate how the music replicates human movement. Fri, 09 May 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 58065 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Music, Illustrated: Wyoming Symphony Teams With Artist For Season Finale Renowned Chinese Violinist To Perform With UW Symphony Orchestra http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/renowned-chinese-violinist-perform-uw-symphony-orchestra <p>A famous Chinese orchestral work and a famous Chinese violinist are the centerpieces of the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra’s <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/uw-symphony-orchestra-to-perform-butterfly-lovers-concerto-may-1.html" target="_blank">season finale on Thursday, May 1</a></strong>.</p><p>The Butterfly Lovers Concerto is one the most beloved classical works in China. It was written in 1956 and is now making inroads into the western repertoire.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:31:35 +0000 Micah Schweizer 57632 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Renowned Chinese Violinist To Perform With UW Symphony Orchestra Renowned Soprano Dawn Upshaw To Perform At UW http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/renowned-soprano-dawn-upshaw-perform-uw <p>Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw will <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/04/dawn-upshaw-and-kayo-iwama-residency-april-8-10-at-uw.html">perform in Laramie Wednesday evening</a>. The singer is a world-renowned opera star and the winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant. Her recital is part of the University of Wyoming’s Eminent Artist-in-Residence program, and Upshaw says she’s looking forward to performing at UW.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:28:07 +0000 Rebecca Golden 56524 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Renowned Soprano Dawn Upshaw To Perform At UW UW Symphony Collaborates With Visiting Artists http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-symphony-collaborates-visiting-artists <p>On Thursday, March 6,<a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2014/02/uw-symphony-performs-march-6.html"> the University of Wyoming Symphony is collaborating with two guest artists</a>: jazz harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret and visiting conductor Tonu Kalam. Kalam has directed professional orchestras around the world, and for more than two decades, he’s directed the University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer asked Kalam what he most enjoys about conducting student orchestras.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 54853 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Symphony Collaborates With Visiting Artists 'Rat Pack Of Opera' Returns to Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rat-pack-opera-returns-wyoming <p>The trio Tenors Un Limited bills itself as ‘the Rat Pack of Opera.’ The group is starting the New Year with just four U.S. concerts before continuing the tour in the U.K., where they’re based. Two of those American engagements are in Wyoming, as Paul Martin explains to Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:14:37 +0000 Micah Schweizer 52328 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 'Rat Pack Of Opera' Returns to Wyoming UW Holiday Concert offers something old, something new http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-holiday-concert-offers-something-old-something-new <p>The Gala Holiday Concert at the University of Wyoming on Saturday and Sunday feature performances by the Bel Canto Women’ Choir, Civic Chorus, Singing Statesmen, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony. Orchestra director Michael Griffith previewed a portion of the concert with Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:33:17 +0000 Micah Schweizer 50854 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Holiday Concert offers something old, something new UW Stages Ambitious Performance of Carmina Burana http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-stages-ambitious-performance-carmina-burana <p>One of classical music’s most famous pieces is not normally performed the way the composer conceived it. But next week (Nov. 19-24), the University of Wyoming is staging Carmina Burana the way Carl Orff intended—with dancers and actors alongside the orchestra and chorale. That’s 150 performers onstage at once. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with UW dance professor and choreographer Lawrence Jackson.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:28:24 +0000 Micah Schweizer 49988 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Stages Ambitious Performance of Carmina Burana