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Yolanda Kondonassis & Ward Stare chat with All Classical Portland

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Interview with All Classical Portland's John Pitman

Yolanda Kondonassis is a harpist that may be described as "fearless", as she enthusiastically takes on any idea that contemporary composers send her way. A while back, Ms. Kondonassis made a wonderful recording of the Ginastera concerto. Now, she shares what may become the first great harp concerto of the 21st century: a commissioned work by Jennifer Higdon. The work is colorful, inventive, and just plain "cool" (a word that both Ms. Kondonassis and I agree with on this work). Conductor Ward Stare joins in the conversation about "American Rapture."

LISTEN TO THE All Classical Portland INTERVIEW