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Sybil Gage
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Sybil Gage is by far one of the area's best singers. With a musical sophistication not exactly common, her expressions of her influences come through in her music, both obvious and wonderfully nuanced.

It doesn't happen often in the Classical world, but once in a while a piece of music gets re-arranged (or metamorphosed) into a version so successful that the original almost becomes forgotten.

This is what happened to Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Maurice Ravel orchestrated Mussorgsky's score and the work became so popular that many never even knew that it was written as a solo piano piece.

This week we'll take a look at what happened, and then we'll hear "Pictures" as Mussorgsky intended it.

Jennifer Glass will be the featured guest on A Taste of Jazz this Monday evening at 7:00. Jennifer became known nationwide in 2003 with her song Dreamin that hit the radio and club scene like a hurricane.

In 2008 she signed a record contract and began development on a new album. At the end of that year and before the album was complete the label owner died shutting down the label and ending her record deal.

Florida Tech

Florida Institute of Technology Music Artist in Residence Christian Tamburr recorded a new CD in early August at the performance studio of university radio station WFIT and will celebrate its release with a free concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Gleason Performing Arts Center.

Tamburr will play vibraphone and be joined by Japanese pianist Takana Miyamoto and New York City-based percussionist Keita Ogawa on the CD, titled, “People Talk.”

It's an All-Baroque program on Mozart's Attic this week. We'll look at music from a number of places in western Europe written by composers who were active from the 1600s through  the mid-1700s, the period that took us from the end of the Renaissance to the new styles of Haydn, Mozart, and their peers.

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