Remember my New Year's Resolution to interview a conductor at least once a month? Well, I'm pleased to report that I haven't broken that resolution yet, as I did interview a conductor last month...it just took me a little bit of time to get around to transcribing and posting it.
Walter Chapin is the founder and director of the Oriana Consort, based in Cambridge, MA. They perform primarily music of the Renaissance and the 20th century, but their repertoire is fairly eclectic. I sat down with Walter on Friday, January 30 at the Cafe Algiers to talk about his life history and experiences as a conductor. Unfortunately, my recording device gave up the ghost about 15 minutes before the end of the interview, but luckily Walter had prepared some notes. So you will get the transcript of the interview, followed by his notes on what he had said during the lost fifteen minutes. If you'd like to listen to the audio, click here. I've decided to follow some good advice, and break the interview up into parts, and post the parts over several days. So the transcript and Walter's notes will follow in subsequent posts! (Thank you, Rachel, for that brilliant suggestion!)