Sound Bites From the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra
The Lark Ascending | Discussion and Performance

The Lark Ascending | Discussion and Performance

April 22, 2021

Join Maestro Steven Byess, Choreographer, David Justin, Soloist, Er-Gene Kahng, and Principal Dancer, Carmen Felder in a discussion about APO and NWA Ballet's collaborative performance of Ralph Vaughan William's, The Lark Ascending. This episode contains the audio recording of the performance, for video, visit APO's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVboWRTn6eU_BlY3zVKE-jg

 

 

Lyrical Modernism, Light and Timbre: We explore the music of German-Korean composer, Unsuk Chin

Lyrical Modernism, Light and Timbre: We explore the music of German-Korean composer, Unsuk Chin

April 20, 2021

Lyrical Modernism, Light and Timbre: We explore the music of German-Korean composer, Unsuk Chin, the third woman to win the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for her Violin Concerto no. 1.  Listen as we explore her sonic world of lyrical modernism, centered around concepts of light, texture, and etherealism in a modernist classical music tradition.  

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Exploring the Hyphen: With Korean-American Composer, Jean Ahn

Exploring the Hyphen: With Korean-American Composer, Jean Ahn

April 14, 2021

Exploring the Hyphen: Korean-American composer Jean Ahn stops by to speak with me about her compositions, many of which incorporate Korean folk songs (such as the Arirang) and/or Korean cultural themes (such as "Haan" - collective trauma and deep grief). We explore how her music, which is in the Western European classical music tradition, houses elements of Korean folk culture.

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What is New Contemporary Classical Music?: With Composer & Cellist, Matt Magerkurth

What is New Contemporary Classical Music?: With Composer & Cellist, Matt Magerkurth

April 7, 2021

What is New Contemporary Classical Music?: Composer and Cellist, Matt Magerkurth stops by to speak with me about his compositions and the musical values that guide his works and practice. Though informed by traditional classical frameworks, he aims to leverage contemporary technologies and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary languages to explore new modes of sonic self expression.

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Finding the new in the old: With BBC Concert Orchestra’s Principal Cellist, Benjamin Hughes

Finding the new in the old: With BBC Concert Orchestra’s Principal Cellist, Benjamin Hughes

March 31, 2021

Finding the new in the old: BBC Concert Orchestra's Principal Cellist, Benjamin Hughes, stops by to speak about how he fell in love with the cello, Bach's second cello suite, and the many ways building a relationship with history and his practice deepens his love of music everyday. 

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Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Sampling: With Er-Gene Kahng, APO Concertmaster

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Sampling: With Er-Gene Kahng, APO Concertmaster

March 24, 2021

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Sampling: This week we explore one of the most recognizable sounds of classical music, (the opening motif of) Beethoven's Symphony no. 5, and the ways in which sampling further extends the life of this iconic work in the present day. 

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