SATURDAY, April 18
We start off the weekend with Barbara Quintiliani performing in the final scene of Donizetti's Maria Padilla at the 2009 Wexford festival. Of her portrayal in the title role, Opera Today raved, "Barbara Quintiliani earned every superlative.... [she] deserves superstar status."
THURSDAY, April 16
Throwback Thursday highlights conductor Maria Sensi Sellner in excerpts from On the Town with Resonance Works Pittsburgh, an organization she founded in 2013. As Resonance Works' Artistic and General Director, Sellner has just launched a new series called ResWorks Redux & Reunions, which hosts live streamed watch parties on Facebook featuring video of past performances along with interactive conversations with the original artists. Tune in April 17 for Sellner conducting the world premiere of Nancy Galbraith's Flute Concerto!
FRIDAY, April 17
The New York Times has commented on today's feature artist - conductor Mark Shapiro - for his "spirit of adventure" and "uncommon polish," and we couldn't agree more! In the clip below, enjoy Shapiro conducting the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra in an excerpt from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 3 (reduction by Yoon-Jae Lee).