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'Cello Bae' Sheku Kanneh-Mason Wins Worldwide Fans After Royal Wedding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeDB27cq3fE The British-born, 19-year-old prodigy Sheku Kanneh-Mason was a standout at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend. Kanneh-Mason performed three pieces during the ceremony, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed the register (out of view of guests and cameras) just after their exchanging of vows. Kanneh-Mason performed Maria Theresia von Paradis' Sicilienne, Gabriel Fauré's Après un rêve and Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria." But,...

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When the 10 members of Tower of Power were in place behind Bob Boilen's desk, strategically positioned around the band's famous five-piece horn section, their first collective blast three beats into the sound check literally made the video crew jump. It was more a force of nature than a sound, and an impressive display of the "five fingers operating as one hand" concept of band cohesiveness.

Jess Stacy On Piano Jazz

Aug 10, 2018

This week's Piano Jazz presents an episode from the early years of the program with guest Jess Stacy (1904 – 1995), who came out of retirement to appear on the show in 1982. As one of the leading pianists of the swing era, Stacy was best known for his work with the Benny Goodman Orchestra and had a prolific career before stepping back from the music world in the 1950s. In this classic session from the archives, Stacy needs no introduction as he starts the show with a solo performance of "Dancing Fool." McPartland joins to end the hour with "St. Louis Blues."

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Dale Lloyd

This week on Mizzou Music we had the chance to speak with Jacob Gotlib, the managing director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative. We discussed what the initiative does, the Mizzou International Composers Festival, and how to best enjoy the festival’s events.


On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music we were joined by Douglas Osmun, one of the resident composers at the Mizzou International Composers Festival. We discussed some of his past works and the piece that he’ll be premiering at this year’s festival.


Mizzou Music: Chen Yi

Jul 17, 2018

This week on Mizzou Music we had a chance to speak with Chen Yi, whose piece Near Distance will be performed as part of the Mizzou International Composers Festival on July 27 at the Missouri Theatre.


This week on Mizzou Music we were joined by Igor Santos, a resident composer at the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival. We talked about the piece he’s written for Alarm Will Sound, some of his past works, and video game soundtracks.


On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music we had the opportunity to speak with Amanda Feery, One of the resident composers at this year’s Mizzou International Composers Festival. We discussed some of her past works, the uilleann pipes, and the piece she’s written for Alarm Will Sound.


Mizzou Music: Viet Cuong

Jun 18, 2018

This week on Mizzou Music we had the chance to speak with Viet Cuong, one of the resident composers at the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival this July. We talked about his piece for the fest, some of his other works, and his creative use of stemware.  


In this week’s episode of Mizzou Music, we continue to look forward to the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival this July. We recently had a chance to speak with resident composer Christine Burke. We discussed her past work and the piece she’s composed for the fest.


Mizzou Music: Oren Boneh

Jun 4, 2018

This week on Mizzou Music we had the opportunity to talk with composer Oren Boneh. We discussed his past works and what we can expect to hear from him at the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival from July 23 to 28.


On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music, we’re joined by composer Gemma Peacocke. She’ll be a guest composer at the 2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival from July 23 to the 28. We discuss some of her past works and what we can expect to hear at this summer’s festival.


MU School of Music

Note: This recital has been rescheduled for February 20 at 8:30 p.m.

In advance of her faculty recital today in the MU School of Music's Whitmore Recital Hall, Dr. Eli (ELL-ee) Lara was a guest on Mizzou Music. The cello faculty sat down and talked with Trevor Harris about her favored repertoire for solo cello and the tragic backstory of Erwin Schulhoff, whose Duo for violin and cello, she will perform this Sunday afternoon with the School of Music's assistant professor of violin, Julie Rosenfeld.


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