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Gerard Schwarz: Behind the Baton, part 1

Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, has written a new book about his experiences there and at the many other orchestras he has led. Michael Keelan talked with him. In part one of this two-part discussion, he describes his ideal sound for an orchestra, and what makes an ensemble great, as well as delving into the unsung responsibilities of a music director.

The Retro Cocktail Hour #749

May 27, 2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #748

May 20, 2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #747

May 13, 2017

The Retro Cocktail Hour #746

May 6, 2017

Jennifer Rowley, first-time leading lady at the Metropolitan Opera

Jennifer Rowley will step in for Patricia Racette on the entire run of Cyrano de Bergerac, by Franco Alfano, at the Met in New York. The opera, based on the well-known play by Edmond Rostand, also stars Roberto Alagna. Michael Keelan talks with Rowley about being a Met leading lady, and what might come next for her. Opening night streams live, free, at 6:25 PM Central on Tuesday, May 2 at ("Continue to full site").

The Retro Cocktail Hour #745

April 29, 2017

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein on playing Mozart in Havana

With the recent thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, Simone Dinnerstein went to Havana and recorded two Mozart concertos with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, made up of students and young professional musicians. Michael Keelan talked with her about that and her cadenzas (solo sections) in Concerto No. 21.

The Belle Hollows live on Trail Mix April 30, 2017

This trio from Nashville, formerly part of the band The Barrel Jumpers,  blends contemporary fol

The Retro Cocktail Hour #744

April 22, 2017


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