In the new film, This Is 40,”writer and director Judd Apatow imagines the veteran British musician Graham Parker getting back together with his band, The Rumour. As it turns out, that reunion was already in the works – even before the director came knocking. Graham Parker and the Rumour discuss their real life -- and on screen -- reunion, and they play live.
Graham Parker and the Rumour reunite for a new album and a role in Judd Apatow's latest comedy This Is 40. Then, jazz from trumpeter Christian Scott.
If only the plot worked, Rufus Wainwright's Prima Donna, his debut opera, might be on track to becoming a real addition to the 21st-century canon.
Graham Parker, vice president of WQXR, and WQXR’s Elliott Forrest give details about the upcoming Beethoven Awareness Month, which includes a “Where’s Beethoven?” photo contest and a 12-hour marathon of Beethoven’s piano sonatas performed by some of classical music’s brightest rising stars, including Joyce Yang and Jonathan Biss in Greene Space.
Confession. I have worked hard to avoid most of the 9/11 tributes, reflections, reliving and agonies of the past weeks. I chose to watch the George Bush National Geographic interview, and was impressed with his honesty, humanity and frailty. I helped program an event for WQXR in The Greene Space. But I couldn’t watch the TV loops, the commentators, or look again at those pictures.
After a decade-long construction process and a cost of $271 million, the Helsinki Music Center opened Wednesday evening. WQXR's Graham Parker writes that, while not perfect, it "raises the bar on design, purpose and relevance."
WQXR's Elliott Forrest talks with Kerry Nolan about the music played at this morning's Royal wedding.