Olivia Giovetti

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Classical Fuel for Your Cardio Fire

Friday, July 01, 2011

Whether you're training for a triathlon or battling it out with the elliptical trainer at your gym, classical music can play the role of energizer and motivator. WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti curates an operatic playlist for the cardio-minded.

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Lincoln Center's Eastern Promises

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Should Lincoln Center—a hot spot for socially- and politically-conscious works—be working with a culturally repressive government? WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti examines both sides of the argument around a new consulting project with the city of Tianjin.

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From Pop Star to Opera Star

Monday, June 27, 2011

As Rufus Wainwright readies to perform with New York City Opera tonight, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti writes "with opera opening up musically to a wider public, mirroring in a way the de-privatization of the art form in 17th-century Venice, the possibilities on offer are tantalizing."

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Seaside In C

Monday, June 27, 2011

This week, violist, composer and bandleader Ljova talks with us about a massive performance of In C with the Rite of Summer Festival.

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Immigrant Punk

Monday, June 27, 2011

Olivia Giovetti fills in for Nadia Sirota this week, celebrating America's multiculti makeup with a host of non-American composers.

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Concertronix

Sunday, June 26, 2011

This Sunday at 2 pm, Cued Up brings you some recent live performances of music by composers Karen Tanaka, Tristan Perich, Angélica Negrón, Alexis Bacon, Ricardo Romaneiro, György Ligeti, and other works that feature acoustic instruments sounding electronic, vice versa, and in between.

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Three More Reasons: Topsy Turvy

Friday, June 24, 2011

As Caramoor presents H.M.S. Pinafore this Saturday, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti takes a look at the recently re-released DVD of the Gilbert and Sullivan biopic Topsy Turvy.

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David T. Little: 'It's Not Just About the Art, It's About the Ideas'

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti speaks with composer David T. Little about his upcoming performance of Soldier Songs, a searing, war-themed cycle, at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

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Taking Off with Lisa Bielawa

Monday, June 20, 2011

This week, composer Lisa Bielawa and conductor Eric Jacobsen join us for a chat about the upcoming world premiere of Bielawa's Tempelhof Etude.

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Make Music New York Takes Opera to the Streets

Monday, June 20, 2011

With the broader context of opera in public spaces, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti takes a look at three very different operatic happenings courtesy of Tuesday's Make Music New York festivities.

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Muhly Mania!

Monday, June 20, 2011

On Friday, London's English National Opera gives the world premiere of Two Boys, the first opera by 29-year-old New York composer Nico Muhly. In advance, all this week Q2 presents a five-day festival hosted by Muhly himself.

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Don't Mess Up. Listen to This.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Listen to Chiara Quartet, NOW Ensemble and Matmos share a concert bill that spans the outer reaches of haunting string quartets, groovy electronic experimentalism, and instrumental chamber pop intricacy.

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Bang On: What to Listen for at Sunday's Bang on a Can Festival

Friday, June 17, 2011

In advance of Sunday's annual Bang on a Can concert at the Winter Garden, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti highlights the marathon's operatic offerings.

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The Music that Makes Ulysses

Thursday, June 16, 2011

In honor of Bloomsday, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti examines three key operatic moments in Ulysses.

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'I Thought This Was an Opera Shop'

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

With the disappearance of Lincoln Center's Barnes & Noble, the Metropolitan Opera Shop is quickly becoming the only game in town for classical and opera CDs. One problem, as WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti notes: They have dramatically cut back on selling CDs. 

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Listen Now: Seeing is Believing

Monday, June 13, 2011

Composer Nico Muhly's new album Seeing is Believing drops June 21, 2011, but until then you can hear it streaming 24/7 on-demand here as part of Q2's partnership with NPR Music's First Listen. Hear the entire album which features world premiere recordings from Thomas Gould and the London-based Aurora Orchestra as well as Muhly's ecstatic arrangements of choral works by William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons.

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More Bang on a Can for Your Buck

Monday, June 13, 2011

Some people say that summer starts with Memorial Day. I say it starts with the annual Bang on a Can marathon concert. This week, we gear up for Sunday's marathon with previews of what's in store plus ghosts of marathons past.

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Inuksuit Riot with John Luther Adams

Monday, June 13, 2011

This week on the New Canon we chat with composer John Luther Adams and percussionist Doug Perkins about the massive upcoming outdoor performance of Adams's Inuksuit, as part of Make Music New York.

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RoMANIA

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Romania has spawned a wellspring of composers and musicians that successfully build upon and transform classical music traditions and the avant-garde. Often overlooked in the U.S., these Romanian heavyweights are featured this Sunday on Cued Up from a bevy of concerts in New York City.

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In Greenwich, Le Cocteau d'Or

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Reporting from Connecticut, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews the Cocteau-inspired Greenwich Music Festival. It included a remarkable performance by the blind mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin.

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