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Jess Stacy On Piano Jazz

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 ...

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Despite being one of the first and oldest forms of popular music, opera sometimes struggles to connect with 21st century audiences. However, Anthony Roth Costanzo is breaking down the genre's stodgy stereotype and making opera more accessible — taking his distinctive sound to the masses, from a sixth-grade classroom in the Bronx to NPR's own Tiny Desk.

Pat Metheny On Piano Jazz

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Guitarist Pat Metheny is one of the brightest stars in the jazz firmament. As the only person to win a Grammy in ten different categories, the ever-evolving artist is constantly experimenting with new technology and honing his improvisational skills and unique style. On this 2006 Piano Jazz, The Pat Metheny Trio, which includes bassist Christian McBride and drummer Antonio Sanchez, performs the exclusive version of "Go Get It" and "Bright Size Life."

Originally broadcast Spring of 2006.

The New York Philharmonic announced Sunday that it has taken action against two prominent musicians over unspecified "misconduct": the orchestra's principal oboist, Liang Wang, and its associate principal trumpeter, Matthew Muckey.

The orchestra said the decision came after a five-month internal investigation, led by a former federal judge. Both musicians dispute the Philharmonic's findings, and while the musicians' union reviews the orchestra's decision, the two have been placed on unpaid leave.

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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.


Amy I-Lin Cheng

A pair of visiting musicians were recent guests on Mizzou Music. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris talked with Amy I-Lin Cheng and Daniel Schene in advance of their Columbia recitals.


MU School of Music

Soprano Christine Seitz teaches voice majors in her role as director of the voice area in the MU School of Music. She then puts those young voices to the test as director of Show-Me Opera at MU. Seitz was profiled on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

MU School of Music

Three members of the Missouri Quintet were guests on Mizzou Music. Alice Dade, Leigh Munoz and Dan Willett shared the group's history on campus and looked ahead to Monday's recital.


Michiko Saiki

Tubist Aaron Hynds performed with electro-acoustic tuba in MU's Whitmore Recital Hall earlier this week. Hynds and MU New Music Initiative Managing Director Jacob Gotlib previewed the recital for this week's episode of Mizzou Music.

Rachel Hahn

Every semester, the Community Music Program of the MU School of Music ushers in a new cadre of students eager to experience piano. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music PhD student Rachel Hahn discussed the range of new students she sees and hears each semester.


MU School of Music

On this week's Mizzou Music, Paul Crabb talked the University Singers winter tour that kicks off next week here in Columbia.


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