How could an opera composed in the 1760s be a revolutionary harbinger of the Romantic Era? That's one of the questions I'll explore in a pre-performance presentation at the Broward Center, setting up the Florida Grand Opera's production of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice
Lyn previews a holiday season performance of Handel's Messiah, one of the greatest choral works in the musical literature. The Master Chorale of South Florida performs the masterwork at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Lyn's talk prior to the concert is complimentary for all ticket holders. Hallelujah!
The music of Ernesto Lecuona, with its sultry meshing of classical and popular elements, is at the heart of the season-opening concert by Symphony of the Americas on October 10. Just prior to the concert, Lyn, a devotee of Lecuona's music, gives an impassioned introduction to the work of the Academy Award-winning composer whose music captures an exotic and romantic time in music.
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops return to the Broward Center on February 1st with a British program that includes music by Elgar, Britten and...The Beatles! Lyn previews the concert in a presentation and wine tasting complimentary to all ticket holders. Click for details!
We're setting up a musical bistro for one night only at the Broward Center - an informal evening with food, cocktails and quartet...the Amernet Quartet. Lyn keeps the music and conversation rolling during the pre-concert reception and from the stage during the program. It's a fun and informal evening of great music.
Tenor sax legend Houston Person comes to the Broward Center, and Lyn will provide a concert preview to all ticket holders. Houston is performing with Shelley Berg's Trio in a great evening of classic jazz, and it will be even better if you stop by early for Lyn's preview!
Thursday, December 8th conductor James Judd, violinist Jan Mracek and I join to bring you a wonderful concert with the Symphonia of Boca Raton, a concert that opens with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, continues with Schubert's fourth Symphony and wraps up with the gorgeous Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms.
Romanticism with a capital "R" is at the heart of a concert February 25th by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Lyn has a preview an hour before the concert (at 7 p.m.) including music by Glinka, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff, and two wines from Israel. The presentation is free to all ticket holders, and will be in the Porter Ballroom.
In both opera and wine, passion runs deep and nuance is at the heart of the story. I'm delighted to use two wines to provide some insights into the nuances of Bellini's great opera Norma when Florida Grand Opera brings its production to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts February 11 and 13. Best of all, you get wine and great music at a very special package price! For details, read on...
Just as Rossini’s music is cast in a light, comic vein that masks a deeper profundity, so we can find the same elements in wine - a quest we pursue at Florida Grand Opera's production of The Barber of Seville in two pre-curtain presentations in the intimate Intermezzo Lounge at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.