Posts Tagged: vocal colors

Liszt & Gormley, Gershwin & Degas, Rachmaninoff & Chagall

This summer’s Vocal Colors performance at The Phillips Collection (1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC, near 21st and Q Streets) will take place tomorrow night, June 28. Today, Wolf Trap employees were treated to our dress rehearsal held here at the Center for Education. Vocal Colors concerts are artist-driven, artist-programmed evenings, during which the performers
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Move On

Tonight’s Vocal Colors concert at Wolf Trap (to be reprised Thursday evening at the Phillips Collection) felt like the soundtrack to this whole crazy, hectic and beautiful summer. Heartfelt Vaughan Williams, luscious Poulenc, cringeworthy Tom Lehrer, raw Mahler, and the perfect inspiration from – no surprise – Sondheim. Stop worrying where you’re going – Move
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Painting the Room with Sound

The WTOC goes to D.C.’s Phillips Collection Thursday night for a Vocal Colors concert. Surf on over to their Experiment Station blog for a preview, courtesy of pianist and WTOC staff member Stephanie Rhodes. Musicians Paint the Music Room with Sound: Vocal Colors Part II    

Cezanne & Matisse, Meet Schubert & Sondheim

This afternoon’s Vocal Colors concert was a real treat. Beautiful modern art from The Phillips Collection paired with a most excellent range of songs. Jamie-Rose sang Wolf, Barber, Gordon and Strauss; Catherine gave us DuParc, Heggie, Sondheim and Williams (DAR:)); and Ed offered Finzi, Schubert and Faure. Oh, and Jeremy tore up the piano in
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Girl Power, Dancing Bears and Mondrian

Today we enjoyed a lovely lunchtime picnic at the warehouse with the staff of the scenic and costume shops.  We noted tons of girl power at play this summer across the intern and seasonal staff positions.  Technical Director Tim McCormick says “I just hired the best people, that’s all.”  ‘Nuff said. This afternoon, the Zaide
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Così Final Room Run, Vocal Colors v.2 & Backstage Buzz

June 16-19, 2009: The Così cast conquered two room runs in a row. What fabulous musicians, fascinating actors and special people these 6 are. One day off, then into the theatre for sets, lights, costumes, makeup, magic… opera! On Thursday, Daniel Billings, Michael Baitzer and The Phillips Collection filled our small auditorium with music and
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Vocal Colors II: Billings & Baitzer

For the second (and final!) time this summer, our artists engage in a musical dialogue with paintings from The Phillips Collection.  Tomorrow (Thursday 6/18) at 1:00pm, baritone Daniel Billings and pianist Michael Baitzer treat Wolf Trap staff and guests to a mini-recital inspired by the likes of Renoir, Hartley, Manet, Degas, and Hopper.  Songs of Tchaikovsky,
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06.11.09

Today is StageMan’s birthday, and we started the day in style with bagels and a prop cake at the scene shop. Fabulous crew this year! The Vocal Colors mini-recital charmed the socks off a capacity audience of Wolf Trap Foundation staff, WTOC members, donors, housing hosts, and representatives from our partner The Phillips Collection. (Above,
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Apple and Chagall

I’ve blogged before about my visual incompetency. I yearn to see with the detail and texture with which I hear. It’s a lifelong quest. Tomorrow I will sit in awe of two of our performing artists (mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and pianist Jeremy Frank) as they revel in a challenge to respond to paintings by Cézanne,
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