This week in music news: the GRAMMY Awards, and a bunch of really good jokes, if we do say so ourselves.
1. First up, a mini roundup-within-a-roundup: GRAMMY highlights!
Composers Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli were incredible, as always:
Today I am only opening my eyes wide enough for this pic of Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli at the Grammys pic.twitter.com/gGrAA6PAaQ
— Amber Treadway (@dervogelfamber) February 11, 2019
Pianist Chloe Flower performed with Cardi B and blew our minds:
What an honor. Thank you @iamcardib for having me on stage with you at the Grammys and for graciously allowing me to add my style of music to yours! #cardib #cardibgrammys #pianist #chloeflower #piano
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Feb 10, 2019 at 7:01pm PST
JoAnn Falletta gave a phenomenal red carpet interview:
Congratulations to all the winners, especially our friends at the Boston Symphony Orchestra! Here's a complete list of winners from the New York Times.
2. How did Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" go from a song associated with tragedy to a club hit? NPR has the story.
3. This summer, get ready for a Pavarotti documentary, directed by Ron Howard! More info is coming soon, but until then:
IN THEATERS THIS SUMMER
PAVAROTTI, a new film by @RealRonHoward, takes a very personal look at the man behind the iconic public figure (and lifelong @DeccaRecords artist), from his humble beginnings in Northern Italy to global superstardom. #ComingSoon pic.twitter.com/inoZloj8pr
— Decca Gold (@DeccaGold) February 11, 2019
4. We're still in the mood for love, so here's our Valentine's Day gift to you:
— 99.5 WCRB, Classical Radio Boston (@995WCRB) February 14, 2019
5. And finally... we just plain love this:
— Gail Eichenthal (@gaileichenthal) February 13, 2019