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Links We Like: Song and Seance

Credit: Michelle Kopczyk.

Credit: Michelle Kopczyk.

Wicked: Composer Stephen Schwartz (of “Wicked,” “Enchanted,” and “Pippin” fame) is writing an opera, and a spooky  one at that. “Seance on a Wet Afternoon” is about a married couple and the spirit of their dead 11-year-old. It sounds reminiscent of Menotti’s “The Medium” (incidentally, From the Top featured a wonderful performance of “Monica’s Waltz” from that opera a few years ago).  Anyway, Culture Monster reports the opera will open in Santa Barbara in September, directed by Stephen’s son.
Via Culture Monster.

Credit: bluemoose

Credit: bluemoose.

Star Wars in Concert: It opened in London in April and now it’s touring world-wide. The “multi-media event” features live performances of the scores of all six movies and is narrated by C3PO himself! It’s like Disney on Ice, with more explosions. And no ice. Find out more at the Star Wars in Concert website.
Via ArtsBeat.

Credit: Giovanni Orlando.

Credit: Giovanni Orlando.

Lost and Found: The BBC has discovered footage from a documentary about composer Gustav Holst. According to BBC news, the footage was from a lost 1970’s film project. The article has much to say about Holst, but what I want to know is – where’d they find the film?
Via Classical News.

Credit: Giane Portal.

Credit: Giane Portal.

Lots and lots of videos of a cat playing piano: Exactly what it sounds like.
Via Deceptively Simple.