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Classical Notes: April 30, 2012 Archive

Crescendo Project and Classical MPR Present Roll Credits Live!

Posted at 4:12 PM on April 30, 2012 by ClassicalMPR

Are you a young professional who loves classical music? Join us for Roll Credits Live on Wednesday, May 16. It's a free event, open to Classical MPR listeners in their 20s and 30s and members of the Crescendo Project, the Minnesota Orchestra's Young Professionals Group.

To be honest, watching the recording of a disc-based radio show normally offers all the excitement of a cow looking over a fence. A couple of people playing CDs and chatting. Flash mob fodder! Of course, Guernseys have their charms, and so does Roll Credits, live at the UBS Forum. Classical MPR hosts Lynne Warfel and Bill Morelock will play film music — the classics and the new — and chat!

Enlivening the evening may be Lynne's threatened dramatic reading of President Merkin Muffley's monologue from Doctor Strangelove, in the voice of Katherine Hepburn. They will, certainly, trot out the old favorites from the Golden Age of Hollywood, when the music was better than the acting, and from today's films, when the acting is better than ... well, we can argue about that when the time comes. So if you're a movie music fan, come on Wednesday, May 16, at 6 p.m., and hang out with a couple of movie music fans, and join 'em in the pasture. Cue the Copland and the open chords!

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