Today we’re in the recording studio at WETA-FM, producing Center Stage from Wolf Trap. An exciting couple of days to spend here, given the recent news about classical music radio in Washington, D.C. We’re working through some stunning audio footage from last year’s chamber music series – this morning including contributions from Joyce Yang (one of the most both brilliant and musical pianists I’ve heard in a long time) and WTOC alumnus Alan Held. Photos from early this morning – the Wienermobile was parked at the hotel, and we couldn’t resist. From top: radio host Bill McGlaughlin, producers Noel Morris and Vic Muenzer.
This radio stuff is a small part of my professional life, and I feel very much like what my kids call a ‘poser’… but it’s fun nonetheless. Listening to Bill McGlaughlin and Rich Kleinfeldt talk about the music is endlessly interesting and entertaining. (photo below)
These are busy people, and it’s particularly impressive that they’ve managed to set aside time during the week before the Christmas holiday. But, as Leonard Bernstein said (and as Bill reminded us this morning), “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”
Wolf Trap Opera Studio Reminder
If you didn’t see last week’s post, and you’re interested in finding out more about our new opportunity for undergraduate singers, go here.