Two New York pianists, Jenny Lin and Lois Svard, have changed their Greenwich House UnCaged program this Thursday to include a tribute to Lou Rispoli, the music administrator who was brutally murdered on the streets this month in an apparent homophobic assault.
The piece they will include is Virgil Thomson’s musical portrait of Lou, who worked for many years as the composer’s indispensable secretary and offered great assistance to many of his colleagues.
The New York Times, you may recall, did not report Lou’s murder. Nor has it reported the police investigation. Nor did it publish an obituary. I guess it won’t be reviewing this recital. If you happen to go and want to review for Slipped Disc, do let us know in advance.