NPR’s Scott Simon in last Saturday’s Weekend Edition show (July 26) interviewed composer Lee Johnson about the upcoming premiere of his Dead Symphony No.6 by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. It happens this Friday AUGUST 1. To listen to the interview go to http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92932316
Johnson talks about the piece’s origins describing it as a symphony based on American culture. (Here’s the sequence: Dead Overture, Saint Stephen, Here Comes Sunshine, Mountains of the Moon, Blues for Allah, Sugar Magnolia, To Lay Me Down, If I Had the World to Give, Stella Blue, Bird Song, China Doll, and a Dead Finale.)
July 30, 2008
Special Collections gets a tip of the hat in the current “Archival Outlook,” the newsletter of the Society of American Archivists (July/August 2008, page 19.) They’ve picked up a piece from the San Jose Mercury News on the archive coming to UCSC and are running it as one of the national news clips.