SundayArts Online

March 21st, 2008

There’s a new site for Thirteen/WNET that you should check out! I’m Colin Fitzpatrick, a web producer for Thirteen/WNET. I’d like to alert you to our launch of SundayArts, a site that brings our new Sunday afternoon cultural showcase online.

SundayArts is weekly magazine format program that will provide arts news, report on new museum acquisitions, inform you of the newest performances, and profiles and interviews with artists and art figures. The first 14 weeks of broadcast circulate around opera broadcasts from Live at Lincoln Center, like this week’s broadcast Madama Butterfly, and Great Performances @ the Met. This is all just a jumping off point for the web site, which will offer exclusive web content and a blog online, all with the ability for you to comment, provide feedback and questions.

On the blog, we’ve welcomed three fantastic writers who will keep you up to date with arts related news, reviews, and interviews. Jennifer Melick, whom this afternoon I discovered is a fellow ex-student of the double reeds like myself, has already put together an interview with Shu-Wing Li, who plays the title role in this Sunday’s Madama Butterfly. Also writing on the blog are Adam Wasserman, editor of Opera News, and Elisabeth Vincentelli, arts editor for Time Out New York, and former colleague of mine in my L.B.T. (Life Before Thirteen). You can learn more about all three of them here. I know I am definitely looking forward to seeing their work on the blog.

And this is only the beginning of what we will offer online for SundayArts. Look forward to both arts and performance event information on our site as well as a web exclusive series featuring young opera performers at the beginnings of their careers. In the meantime, you can subscribe to our RSS feed (look for the button near the bottom of the right hand bar) by just following the instructions on our site, and you’ll receive our online content updates as they happen. Enjoy.