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Warren Philharmonic conductor collaborates with former guest artists in Boston

July 29, 2010 - Andy Gray

An artistic relationship born in Warren continues to flourish in Boston.

This weekend Boston Midsummer Opera is staging “Bon Appetit!,’’ which is described as a “musicialization” of a 1961 episode of Julia Child’s cooking show. The production mixes Child’s words and witticisms with a score by Lee Hoiby.

Susan Davenny Wyner, conductor of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, is music director and conductor for Boston Midsummer Opera, which stages its show at Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. Playing Child in “Bon Appetit!” is Tony Award winner Judy Kaye, and the production is directed by her husband, David Green.

Kaye and Green first worked with Wyner when they accompanied Warren native Austin Pendleton for concerts with the orchestra in 2005 and 2007. Clearly, they must have enjoyed working together. 

ADDITION: Since posting the original blog, Wyner sent along a link to an interview Kaye and Green did on Boston televison about the production that includes clips from the opera. I've added a link for those who want to see it.


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