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LPO Offstage

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LPO Offstage

London Philharmonic Orchestra

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A behind the scenes all access pass to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and its musicians #OffstagePod Twitter: @LPOrchestra Instagram: @londonphilharmonicorchestra Facebook: @londonphilharmonicorchestra See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
In this podcast series we go inside the orchestra comparing how New York Philharmonic musicians over time played certain licks or passages in a variety of works. Are they the same or different and why? Our guides in this journey are the Philharmonic players themselves in conversation with the Orchestra’s Archivist and Historian Emerita Barbara Haws.
 
Composers Datebook™ is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely information about composers of the past and present. Each program notes significant or intriguing musical events involving composers of the past and present, with appropriate and accessible music related to each.
 
Encore Houston is a weekly show featuring a concert recording from a local ensemble or performance organization in Houston. Each episode features the concert and brief commentary from host Joshua Zinn, with a preview of an upcoming performance by the featured organization at the end of the program.
 
A regular podcast series of interviews and music, performed and curated by London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. With interviews with the people behind the music, information about upcoming concerts, and excerpts from the RPO's extensive back catalogue, this podcast is the easiest way to get inside one of the world's leading orchestras. For tickets and further information, visit www.rpo.co.uk.
 
Hosts, Mike Harris and Jode Millman, draw back the curtain and invite you backstage at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and UPAC in Kingston, NY for intimate conversations with musicians and performers appearing at the historic venues. Guests include Chris Silva, Executive Director of the Bardavon, Floriana Frassetto, Creator and Artistic Director of Mummenschantz and Mary Stuart Masterson, Actor, Director, Producer and Community Activist. Backstage with the Bardavon is cr ...
 
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Because...

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Because...

Quad City Symphony Orchestra

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Inspired by the children’s book Because by Mo Willems, Because… is a podcast that explores the people, places, and things that helped us get to where we are today. Join Quad City Symphony Orchestra Principal Horn, Marc Zyla, as he explores these stories with people we admire.
 
Do you dream of someday getting to perform at Carnegie Hall, or wonder what it takes to be a professional musician? The Cello Sherpa Podcast is for anyone who enjoys the tales and scales in the life of a classical musician, or for the young classical musician who dreams big! We explore all aspects of the climb to the summit from student to the professional stage! Joel Dallow, the Cello Sherpa, interviews experts in the field covering a wide range of topics surrounding this challenging career ...
 
Each week WFMT goes live to the Chicago Cultural Center for concerts with emerging artists from around the world, produced by the International Music Foundation. Some shows offer solo recitals while others feature ensembles. The concerts take place beneath the world’s largest Tiffany-domed ceiling, part of a landmark building that originally housed the Chicago Public Library. The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are named for British pianist Myra Hess who organized some 1,700 free lunchtime ...
 
A place for Disney fans and all things Disney! This podcast brings you flash briefings that offer Disney facts and fun from the parks to the movies and more! Also, you can hear Laurie explain the magic to her Disney-challenged significant other! Thank you for listening and leave us a rating to let us know what you think!
 
Welcome to the Soundcloud page for conductor Robin Browning. Passionate, versatile and charismatic - conductor Robin Browning is impressing audiences, orchestras and critics in the UK and abroad. Robin's expanding performance-diary and discography show his increasing popularity, both in the concert hall and recording studio.
 
This classical music podcast explores the history and lives of some of western classical music's most famous composers and musicians. Classical music is filled with very colorful personalities and riddled with drama of all kinds, from political intrigue to failed romances and everything in between. Through the course of the show, we will discuss composers and musicians from the distant past all the way to the present, beginning with the greatest, JS Bach. -Please rate, review, and subscribe ...
 
The English Language Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España has been on the air since 1944. Our daily broadcasts seek to inform listeners about goings-on in Spain, as well as offer a Spanish perspective on world events. News, sports and weather, presented live, are followed on weekdays by a variety of different programs on subjects ranging from art and culture to history, politics, and the latest trends. These programs can be heard again at the weekend.
 
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Tall Poppies

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Tall Poppies

Breandáin O'Shea

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Breandáin O'Shea is a journalist who has been working internationally for decades. He is constantly amazed at the number of Australians – high profile or otherwise – living outside Australia – who have remarkable careers and what’s more, remarkable stories to tell. In Tall Poppies: The Podcast, Breandáin sits down with one of these inspiring Aussies each episode to chat about their work, living abroad and their passage to international success. Of course he also discusses how growing up in A ...
 
Clarinet Corner is an exploration of music involving the clarinet. The show features music across genres including: classical, jazz, world, film music, and rock. And the lively conversation includes topics such as: musical history and practice, social justice, playing in a film orchestra, and colorful stories about jazz players. You don't have to be a clarinet player or a musician to join in, host Tim Phillips makes the show accessible to everyone!
 
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As the FDA reviews the safety of mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines, we’ll get the latest developments on the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson boosters. Amid the push to have all teachers, staff and students vaccinated or regularly tested, we look at how the mandates could exacerbate ongoing staffing shortages. Despite many body-positivity campai…
 
Synopsis If, on today’s date in the year 1930, you happened to be flipping through the pages of the New York Times, you would have seen several ads for radios, including one that argued that purchasing a radio was a good investment. This was only one year after the infamous 1929 stock market crash, so New Yorkers might have been a little leery of i…
 
Synopsis On today's date in 1959, the Detroit Symphony under the eminent French conductor Paul Paray gave the first performance of some brand-new music by the eminent American composer Walter Piston. Piston had studied in Paris with the famous French composition teacher Nadia Boulanger and the great French composer Paul Dukas, so perhaps this was a…
 
Synopsis Handel is the composer credited with “inventing” the organ concerto back in the 18th century. Handel was a virtuoso performer on the organ, and, as a special added attraction during the London performances of some of his oratorios, one of Handel’s concertos would be featured as a kind of intermission feature. This served to showcase Handel…
 
Sacramento City Unified School Superintendent Jorge Aguilar talks about the new COVID vaccine mandate for students and staff. How the needs and challenges for those experiencing homelessness are evolving—and what deep issues still remain. A look at wildfire's impact on animal habitat when the footprint is as large as the Dixie Fire. CapRadio Jazz H…
 
Synopsis Let’s face it. Brevity and wit are not always qualities one associates with new music. But today we offer a sample: this comic overture is less than 5 minutes long, and opens, as you just heard, with a Fellini-esque duet for piccolo and contrabassoon. The overture is entitled “Quantum Quirks of a Quick Quaint Quark,” and is a rather burles…
 
When we all went into lockdown, David Burke and Nathan Prince dreamt up a way to bring the LPO into our homes in new, imaginative ways. From innovative lighting to performing amongst the empty seating, the LPO’s filmed performances allowed people to experience live music in fresh, bold and intimate ways. Glances between players became highlights of…
 
It’s the Sacramento Kings opening night and they’re celebrating five years at Golden 1 Center. We check in on the status of California’s redistricting process. How Wall Street hedge funds cashed out billions in PG&E stock, as wildfire survivors wait. A look at the 2021 inductees of the California Hall of Fame. Today's Guests John Rinehart, Sacramen…
 
Synopsis On today’s date in 1950, the famous oboist Marcel Tabuteau gave the premiere performance of this “Pastorale” for solo oboe, harp, and strings, with his colleagues from the Philadelphia Orchestra. The music was by Howard Hanson, who dedicated the piece to his wife Peggy. Hanson was born in Wahoo, Nebraska in 1896. As a talented teenager, Ha…
 
Gail Williams has had a remarkable career as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, soloist and teacher. During the course of our conversation, we touch upon all of these creative aspects of her life and how her view of music and life is informed by these many experiences, both in music and in life. In Part 1 of our conversation, I ask Gail abou…
 
CapRadio investigates a no-bid contract in the state’s COVID-19 response connected to former President Trump’s border wall construction. After being stranded in Afghanistan, a Sac City Unified Afghan family begins their return home following the U.S. withdrawal. The pandemic’s impact on child care providers. Critical shortage of blood supply plumme…
 
Synopsis According to Wikipedia, an art song is “a vocal music composition, usually written for one voice with piano accompaniment … often a musical setting of an independent poem or text intended for the concert repertory as part of a recital.” The 600-plus art songs of the Viennese composer Franz Schubert are the most familiar examples of the gen…
 
Synopsis In 1958, the state of Minnesota was celebrating its centennial, and decided to commission a symphony in honor of the occasion. Just about everyone these days knows there are a lot of Norwegians in Minnesota, but even back in 1958, that was still fairly obvious, and so it seemed a good idea to ask a Norwegian composer to write a “Minnesota …
 
Synopsis By the mid-1940s, the famous American bandleader Paul Whiteman was not as popular as he once was during the 20s and 30s. Even so, his name and orchestra were still a draw, and Whiteman was ever hopeful of introducing new pieces that might prove as popular as Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Grofé’s “Grand Canyon Suite” – both commissioned…
 
We talk to Spanish singer-songwriter Javier García Vicente about his eclectic album "Tales of a Solitary Tree." Born in Madrid and now living in the Netherlands, Javier García Vicente's second album under his own name is surprisingly international, with lyrics in four different languages and songs performed by singers and musicians of half a dozen …
 
Synopsis There are some operas which are rarely – if ever – staged, but whose music becomes famous – even wildly popular—in the concert hall. Everyone has heard the overture to Rossini’s “William Tell,” for example, but only a few fortunate (or very determined) opera fans ever get to see the whole opera staged. Zoltán Kodály’s opera “Háry János” fa…
 
The Cello Sherpa Podcast Host, Joel Dallow, interviews Avi Friedlander, Cellist and Director of the Barston Suzuki Center at the Music Institute of Chicago. He shares his experience in becoming certified to teach Suzuki, starting his own school, and transitioning to his current position. Avi also talks about composing his own arrangements of popula…
 
Synopsis The expatriate American composer Conlon Nancarrow came to the conclusion that the rhythmically complex, intricate contrapuntal music he wanted to write would be too difficult for mere mortals to tackle, so he composed for a mechanical instrument: the player piano. Despite its complexity, Nancarrow’s music drew some of its inspiration from …
 
Lake Tahoe’s water level amid drought and how it is impacting the Truckee River. Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation discusses their ongoing campaign to end racism in sports names and mascots. Rep. Adam Schiff (D) joins us to talk about his new book ‘Midnight in Washington.’ Lassen Volcanic National Park reopens for the first time since the Dixie Fire burned …
 
Synopsis Imagine the cocktail party bragging rights you’d have if you had attended the first night of “Girl Crazy,” a musical that opened in New York on today’s date in 1930. That show marked the Broadway debut of Ethel Merman, and co-starred Ginger Rogers. But that’s just for starters… The pit orchestra that night included Benny Goodman, Gene Krup…
 
The bills that the governor vetoed become new state laws. Also, learning about the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. One tribal member joins us with their journey to preserve the native language. Finally, CapRadio’s Donna Apidone shares her interview with the author of “All We Can Save,” a women-penned anthology of the climate movement. Today's …
 
Synopsis On today’s date in 1944, a 29-year-old American composer named David Diamond had his Second Symphony premiered by the Boston Symphony under the famous Russian conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Diamond says he had written this music for the charismatic Greek maestro Dimitri Mitropoulos, then the music director of the Minneapolis Symphony. “Mitr…
 
Update on Afghan families that have moved to Sacramento and the biggest need to help the families in their resettlement efforts. ‘Healthy Davis Together’ discusses their collaboration with school districts in Yolo County for on-site COVID-19 testing. Finally, a UC Davis Ph.D. Native American Studies scholar returns the remains of her grandmother’s …
 
Synopsis On today’s date in 1945, Serge Koussevitzky conducted the Boston Symphony in the premiere performance of the Third Symphony of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu. Martinu had finished the first two movements of his symphony as the Second World War was rushing to a close and later claimed he had Beethoven’s Third, the “Eroica,” very much o…
 
Wilton Rancheria explains the history and challenges of becoming a federally recognized tribe. California Indian Legal Services explains the relationship between tribes and the state. The Sacramento LGBT Center’s first Native American board member explains the long history of “two-spirit” members within tribal and indigenous communities. Finally, w…
 
Synopsis If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then composers must really have a thing about birds. For centuries, composers have imitated bird song. Vivaldi’s “Goldfinch” concerto for flute is one of the best-known examples from the 18th century, and there are a flock of other examples. On today’s date in 1953, at the Donaueschingen Musi…
 
It is summer 1876. Brahms is vacationing with his friend George Henschel on the Baltic island or Rügen and finishing work on his first symphony in C minor... Works heard in this episode (all by Brahms): Symphony no. 1 in C minor op. 68 Excerpts: performed by Chang Ji, Mrs. the GCP - mvt. 1 mm. 1-2, mm. 41, mm. 42-46 - mvt. 4 mm. 1-3, mm. 12-14 ...b…
 
Synopsis On today’s date in 1903, a baby boy was born in the Russian railroad station of Parfianovka. The proud parents of little Vladimir Dukelsky were both musical, and so lulled him to sleep with Italian opera arias – presumably the SLOW ones! Not surprisingly, little Vladimir grew up to become a composer. After the Russian Revolution, Dukelsky …
 
Synopsis On today’s date in 1999, the Lyric Opera of Chicago premiered a new opera by the American composer William Bolcom, based on “A View from the Bridge,” a powerful play by Arthur Miller. Now, not all stage plays “translate” well into opera, as Bolcom was well aware: “In theater, you have the text and then below it you have the subtext,” said …
 
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