Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Washington Post: P-CE "liberated Copland's score"

The Washington Post sings praise for the Post-Classical Ensemble's live musical performance of Aaron Copland's score during the screening of The City (Sunday, October 14, 2007, at UMD's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center):
The live performance liberated Copland's score from the film's low-fidelity recording and made the music an equal partner with the film's images and words, presenting dated propaganda but with considerable dramatic power. The Post-Classical Ensemble synced precisely with the film (a challenge Gil-Ordonez likened to "conducting an opera where the singers are robots") and vividly rendered Copland's striking music.
Click on The Washington Post logo to read the full article (Tuesday, October 16, 2007; Page C03):

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