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In January of 1980, the famous American film music composer John Williams was named conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. On today’s date that year he led his new orchestra in the premiere performance of this music, his own Overture to “The Cowboys.”
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In 1983, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto tried a grand experiment: projecting translations above the stage. These "supertitles," as they came to be known, were quickly adopted at opera houses around the world and are still thriving 35 years later.
Alan Page played in nine Pro Bowls with the Minnesota Vikings. He then served over twenty years as an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Now, he has a performance with the Minnesota Orchestra under his belt. On Monday's Performance Today, Alan Page narrates "Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copland, from a concert in Minneapolis.
We all have our favorite pieces of classical music and our favorite composers, and we probably all have musical moments we'll never forget. Have you ever wanted to share those moments with other classical music lovers? Well, here's your chance!