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2009-03-18 11:26:00

ALEC BALDWIN NARRATES COPLAND'S LINCOLN PORTRAIT ON OPENING NIGHT RENOWNED SOLOISTS INCLUDE YO-YO MA, JOSHUA BELL, JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET, GIL SHAHAM, ANDRE WATTS AND EMANUEL AX MARVIN HAMLISCH, ERICH KUNZEL AND JEFF TYZIK GUEST CONDUCT THREE POPS PROGRAMS -- A FIRST AT SPAC SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced the 2009 summer season of its resident company, The Philadelphia Orchestra, August 5-22. Led by Principal...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

The papers of legendary conductor, arranger and broadcaster Andre Kostelanetz have been donated to the Library of Congress by his estate. Kostelanetz died in 1980. The gift is a veritable treasure trove for students of 20th century music and broadcasting. The archive of Kostelanetz' personal property, papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters, and photographs spans some 73 crates. It documents in detail the career of one of America's most remarkable men of music. The gift from...

2008-09-22 09:00:35

The papers of legendary conductor, arranger and broadcaster Andre Kostelanetz have been donated to the Library of Congress by his estate. Kostelanetz died in 1980. The gift is a veritable treasure trove for students of 20th century music and broadcasting. The archive of Kostelantez' personal property, papers, clippings, letters, sound recordings, posters, and photographs spans some 73 crates. It documents in detail the career of one of America's most remarkable men of music. The gift from...

2008-09-02 15:00:17

U.S. singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has been chosen to receive the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, it was announced Tuesday. The announcement was made by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. The award presentation is to take place in the Great Hall of the Library in Washington Feb. 23, 2009. The Library said it has also offered, and Wonder has accepted, a musical commission. Other composers to receive Library commissions are Aaron Copland, Leonard...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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