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We’ve just released a fresh out-of-the-box podcast, just in time for our next Night Shift on 25 May. It features interveiws with conductor Eduardo Portal (see his interview below), presenter Alistair Appleton, plus your thoughts on the last event at the Roundhouse. Listen to it here.
On the podcast we also mention something coming up on the 25 May event, which is a chance for you to be the Voice of the podcasts. We want to zing them up a bit, so as part of that we want an audience member to record the intros. On 25 May we’re looking for audience members to record a few lines with our podcast guru Ben. We’ll then pick our favourites and put it out to a vote on this blog. Everyone who records a line will be entered into a competition to win some goodies and there’s a special prize for the winner too. You can just turn up on the night and do it between 9 and 10pm or after the show from 11pm to Midnight. If you’re really keen to do it and want to register in advance drop us a line at email@example.com
Eduardo is the Melgaard OAE Young Conductor for 2009-2010, and makes his public debut with the OAE at The Night Shift next Tuesday. We asked him to answer a few quick questions for us…
What do you fear the most?
Not to use my life as much as I can and must.
What – or where – is perfection?
Only God is perfect.
Who is your favourite hero from fiction (book/comic/film/opera) – and why?
Mr Incredible; he makes my fantasy fly.
What’s your favourite ritual?
To have breakfast in the mornings.
Which living person do you most admire (and why)?
So many, I couldn’t tell one. Those who understand life.
What other talent or skill would you like to possess?
To be more delicate.
Tell us about a special memory you have of Southbank Centre (Royal Festival Hall/Queen Elizabeth Hall/Purcell Room/Hayward Gallery)?
OAE and Ivan Fischer at the RFH doing Beethoven 1, 8 and FIVE!!!
What’s your favourite website?
The newspaper website.
If you could programme your ideal show, which artists (living or dead) would you bring together?
David Oistrakh, Fritz Kreisler and Jacqueline du Pré.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
That this life is only a step towards another life.
What is the most played piece of music on your MP3 player or in your CD collection?
Hmmm, I do not really play much music like that, luckily I listen to so much live music.