MSO’s Baroque program, Grizzly Bear’s Baroque pop
Tom Strini teaches Sahan Jayasuriya about countertenors and Handel arias; Sahan returns the favor with a primer on Grizzly's lush orchestrations, in the first installment of this new podcast series.
Tom Strini writes about music. Sahan Jayasuriya writes about music. And while those two sentences don’t usually refer to the exact same type of music, there’s more than a few occasions throughout the calendar year where those intersect.
That makes the two of them a perfect duo for our inaugural edition of Comparing Notes, a new TCD podcast where we put two of our writers in a room and give them the opportunity to share what they know and talk about upcoming events which might interest the other. In this edition, Tom focuses on the latest MSO concert this Friday and Saturday, a Handel-centric affair that brings in guest conductor Nicholas McGegan, soprano Yulia Van Doren and countertenor Daniel to perform a collection of his arias and duets, along with Avison’s Sixth Sonata and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. In response, Sahan introduces Tom to Grizzly Bear, an indie, baroque pop group coming to the Pabst Theater on tour to support their new album Shields.
Comparing Notes is hosted by Matthew Reddin and engineered by Hannah McCarthy. The series joins two different writers and two upcoming events by a common thread, to offer a unique look at each. For more TCD podcasts, visit our podcast archive.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform The Glory of Handel at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. Tickets range from $25 to $105 and can be purchased at (414) 291-7605 or the MSO box office.
Grizzly Bear, touring in support of their fourth album, Shields, will visit the Pabst Theater Tuesday, April 2 with special guest Owen Pallett. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $29.50. To order, call (414) 286-3663 or visit the Pabst box office.