Hosted by star soprano Deborah Voigt, Vocal Chords will be available for download bi-weekly on Mondays throughout the fall at www.LincolnCenter.org/podcasts.
Conductor Colin Davis opens the series with two consecutive podcasts featuring his insights on Mozart's Requiem (Monday, September 17) and Haydn's The Creation (Monday, October 1). Both programs are offered in anticipation of his October 17-21 performances with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Avery Fisher Hall.
On October 15, conductor William Christie will discuss Stefano Landi's rare masterpiece of the Italian Baroque, Il Sant'Alessio. He will lead the assembled forces of Les Arts Florissants, la MaêÎtrise de Caen and soloists in two semi-staged performances of this 17th-century religious opera on October 29 and 30 in the Rose Theater.
On October 29, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky previews his November 14 Avery Fisher Hall recital of Russian songs from the 19th century to the Soviet era.
On November 12, tenor Matthew Polenzani previews his December 2 recital in the Rose Theater.
On November 26, countertenor Robin Tyson of the English vocal ensemble The King's Singers discusses their Christmas program of works by G‹recki, Palestrina, Reger and others which will take place on December 8 at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.
And in the final Vocal Chords podcast of 2007, on December 10, soprano Christine Sch‹fer discusses her January 13 Rose Theater recital of Schubert's song cycle Winterreise.
Each of the podcasts will remain available for the duration of the concert season. More information can be found at at www.LincolnCenter.org/podcasts.