Fall Arts Preview
The 2008-2009 arts season is upon us, so this week we'll take a look at the upcoming season for a few Bay area arts organizations. We're joined by three local artistic directors to talk about how they approach their work each year and what influences this season's performances. It's the thinking behind the art, this week on Florida Matters.
Hear more of our conversation with Victor DeRenzi, including details of the renovations to the opera's theater, the opera's outreach to the community, and the story of a rubber chicken backstage (you'll just have to listen to find out about that!).
DeRenzi shares how he was introduced to opera.
Iain Webb talks more about the ballet's season, including three tributes he's planned.
Richard Zielinski shares more about the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, including a trip to Beethoven's apartment in Vienna and the impact the visit had on him. He also draws parallels between funding for the arts in Joseph Haydn's time and arts funding now.
Zielinski explains how he recruits and auditions singers for The Master Chorale and the composition of this year's group.
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