Rob Kapilow wraps up his season with the PBS News Hour and looks forward to 2016/2017



Rob Kapilow wrapped up his 2015/2016 season on June 21 with his sixth appearance on the PBS News Hour, this time discussing Cole Porter’s musical legacy in honor of Porter’s 125th birthday.

“In a great song, once words and music combine, they become a new, completely interdependent element. Words cease to have a purely literary meaning, and music ceases to have a purely musical meaning. Though it’s true, these are enormously sophisticated lyrics, without the music, they would never work…”                                                                             
- Rob Kapilow on Cole Porter


Segments on Brahms, Mozart, Gershwin and more were shown earlier this season with new features to air beginning this Fall.

This week Rob returns to Ottawa Chamberfest with What Makes it Great programs of the theater songs of Leonard Bernstein on July 23 and Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major on July 27.  

Fall 2016 highlights include What Makes it Great programs of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Bernstein’s American in Paris with the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, the Songs of Harold Arlen at Washington Performing Arts, and his series at Merkin Concert Hall with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 on November 7 and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8on December 12.

 

Rob Kapilow considers the musical legacy of Cole Porter