May 30: New records!

During the summer, The Music Room will usually run for an hour, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This week, we played new records for the first 30 minutes, then interviewed SONiA Disappear Fear.

Playlist for 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Released

Rachel Baiman / Getting Ready To Start (Getting Ready) / Shame / 2017

Bumper Jacksons / I Sing the Body / I’ve Never Met a Stranger / 2017

Zephania Ohora and the 18 Wheelers / Something Stupid feat. Dori Freeman / This Highway / 2017

Rhiannon Giddens / Freedom Highway / Freedom Highway / 2017

Tom Russell / Thrown to the Wolves / Play One More – The Songs of Ian and Sylvia / 2017

Laura Oden / Gracie and the TSA / Peel Back Another Layer / 2016

Mélisande [électrotrad] / Tourne la manivelle / Les millésimes / 2017

More new records!

There was no guest on Tu May 16, 2017’s The Music Room. So we played new records. The Music Room airs every Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. on WVUD, 91.3 FM, Newark DE (University of Delaware) and streams live on ShoutCast and TuneIn. Playlist below:

Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Released

The Hooten Hallers / Charla / The Hooten Hallers / 2017

Phil Henry Acoustic Trio / James Brown / PHAT Live / 2017

Rachel Baiman / Shame / Shame / 2017

Taarka / I Could Really Use You Now / Fading Mystery / 2017

Laurelyn Dossett / Leaving Eden / Tunes from David Holt’s State of Music 2 / 2017

Lindsay Straw / Blow Away the Morning Dew / The Fairest Flower of Womankind / 2017

Hanneke Cassel / Buddy’s Strathspey, Horse Tigers, Golden Locks / Trip to Walden Pond / 2017

Così fan tutte at UD!

Cast members Benjamin Dutton, Travis Lucas, and Ethan Udovich (l. to r.) rehearsing a scene from Act I of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

Cast members Benjamin Dutton, Travis Lucas, and Ethan Udovich (l. to r.) rehearsing a scene from Act I of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte

On May 11, WVUD’s Campus Voices previewed the upcoming UD production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Co-hosts Mandorichard and Rachel Silva visited the Roselle Center for the Arts to interview Dr. Blake Smith and members of the cast and crew of the University of Delaware’s Opera Theatre (UDOT). This semester, UDOT will be presenting a rendition of Mozart’s comedy: Così Fan Tutte. We had a blast speaking with members of the company, including undergraduates, graduate students, UD alumni, and faculty.

This episode provides a backstage glimpse into what it takes to put on a UDOT production–imagine finding the director doing carpentry on the loading dock! Learn what really happens in the green room before a rehearsal! Hear how Mozart’s 18th Century opera has been transplanted to 20th Century Brooklyn!

UDOT’s Così Fan Tutte will be performed Friday, May 12th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 14th at 3:00 pm at the Roselle Center for the Arts. Don’t miss it.

Thanks to all the cast members, musicians, and crew for welcoming us to their rehearsal on May 8.

The Interview

Così Fan Tutte, recorded on May 8, 2017. First aired on May 11, 2017.
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About the UDOT director

Dr. Blake Smith is an associate professor of voice and opera, which has served him well as director of UD’s Opera Theatre. Blake received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas and both his Master and Doctor of Musical Arts from Texas Tech University. Before coming to the Univesity of Delaware, Blake performed at prestigious theatres across the country, making him one of the most prominent staff members at UD.

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Richard Gordon: Co-host, producer, audio engineer, audio editor
Rachel Silva: Co-host, web page author and editor, photographer