Sunday June 28, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots around Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn, the night that galvanized the Gay Rights Movement. To mark the occasion, Evening Music celebrates the significant contributions by gay and lesbian composers to classical and contemporary music. And what contributions! The list of composers across the centuries who embraced alternative notions of sexuality is staggering: Franz Schubert, Aaron Copland, Jennifer Higdon, Samuel Barber, Lou Harrison, Pauline Oliveros, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Ned Rorem and many many more. Host David Garland and special guest host Nadia Sirota share this beautiful music in context from Thursday through the anniversary evening Sunday.
Nico Muhly, Alex Ross and Ann Powers
Thursday June 25, 2009
Nadia's Interview with Nico Muhly