CHORAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA TURNS 30!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 @ 4 PM: Premiere chamber chorus led by Artistic Director Matthew Glandorf, Choral Arts Philadelphia presents J.S. Bach’s Magnificat (with the Christmas interpolations), Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Audience Sing-Along in a festive Christmas program celebrating the ensemble’s 30 years of outstanding music making. With The Philadelphia Bach Collegium performing on period instruments and soloists Steven Bradshaw, Leslie Johnson, Benjamin Starr, and Jenifer L. Smith. Full info and tickets. Press Release.
MOYO YOGA (Montgomery County, PA) launches a major project to preserve, restore and open to the community the Lochwood Estate, a historical local property. Through active involvement and support of local businesses, volunteers and artists, this newly reconstructed space will offer expanded services, workshops and programs on yoga, wellness, arts, and natural living. Grand opening date announcement coming soon!
This interview was done for Lyric Fest’s upcoming program “Old City ~ New Song” where Allen Krantz’s new song On the Road will be premiered.
Read the full interview here.
Allen’s final words were my favorite part of our conversation:
“The history of cinema is relatively young and you can study a film and gain some insights into the studio system of the 30-40’s. In a funny way, this studio system was similar to what the court system was in the Mozart-Haydn era. The studio directors had to deal with studio politics similar to the ways Mozart had to deal with the court system. There were all these rules and they had to find the way to do what they wanted to do within the confines of the stetting. This, to me, is similar to how composers had to play the game and still manage to do what they wanted to do.
Sometimes the tensions between creative freedom and restricting rules produce tremendous results. We complain about the limitations, but in the end they can be your best friend because you are forced to find your own creative response.”