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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Douglas J. Cuomo settled on composing when he moved to New York, after some years of touring with jazz groups (playing guitar) and studying world music. Taking on small projects in the beginning, he ended up taking the Big Apple by storm with his compositions for Broadway, television and the concert stage. Always keeping up a variety of work, Cuomo shows off his eclectic musical taste by composing for bold groups like the string quartet Ethel while writing hits such as the theme music for HBO's Sex and the City. Tonight, we hear another side of Cuomo with a selection from his Arjuna's Dilemma, an opera-oratorio based on sacred Hindu texts of the Bhagavad Gita. Also, music of John Tavener and Bobby McFerrin.

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