Saturday @8PM, Sunday @11PM: Iowan's restoration of "La Calisto" brought to life!

Oct 24, 2015

Jennifer Williams Brown, who is Chair of Grinnell's Music Department, Associate Professor, and director of the Collegium Musicum - and winner of the Claude V. Palisca Award from the American Musicological Society for her edition of La Calisto
Credit Grinnell College

 In 2008, Grinnell's Jennifer Williams Brown won a major award from the American Musicological Society for her edition of Francesco Cavalli's 1651 opera La Calisto. Want to hear a how performance sounds when it uses her discoveries? You're in luck! IPR will broadcast a recent performance from Simpson College Opera tonight (April 23) at 8 PM and again Sunday at 11 PM.  Brown, who chairs Grinnell's music department and directs its Collegium Musicum, served as scholar-in-residence, dramaturg, musicologist, and coach for this production. The conductor is Simpson's Bernard McDonald, the Larsen Chair of Opera and D&L Chair Opera. It's the fourth feature in IPR's "Arias in April" series, produced and hosted by Jacqueline Halbloom. Join us!