“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
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 theCerritos 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.