This Month’s Show: Linked Goes Outdoors
July 10th, 2012
Yesterday, I interviewed six musicians, one orchestra manager and a music director to get as comprehensive a view as possible about outdoor performances from the musician’s perspective. Along the way I discovered what piece was playing at Tanglewood in 1936 when a thunderstorm blew the tent away, leading to the 1937 construction of the first music shed, I also discovered what the program was in July of 1986 that brought the largest audience ever to attend a classical concert congregated in New York’s Central Park. (The audience numbered 800,000 people.)
I learned where a piccolo player places his (or her) piccolo to keep it warm as the temperature plummets during the course of an outdoor evening concert. And what a bass player does in steamy weather when the rosin on his bow starts to melt. And I heard how a musician feels, following a season in the pristine Walt Disney Concert Hall, when a wine bottle clinks and clacks its way mid-concert down the stairs of the Hollywood Bowl.
Tune in to hear the whole story interspersed with lots of great music, as Linked Goes Outdoors.
On Sirius XM Pops:
- July 21st at 9am (EST)
- July 22nd at 8pm
- July 23rd at 11pm
(Photo by marianne muegenburg cothern.)