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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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Classical News from NPR

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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MU School of Music

Students everywhere are busy wrapping up their fall semester. The current semester has been an especially busy one for scholars and faculty in the MU School of Music. The director of the school, Julia Gaines, was a guest on Mizozu Music recently. She recalled highlights from the current semester.


Kerry Hirth

Thanks to local painter Kerry Hirth, we are able to offer you our new mug featuring original art inspired by classical music. The mug is a cool, new thank-you gift available during our fall membership drive!

Peter Ferry

Alarm Will Sound returns to Columbia's Missouri Theater for a free concert this Wednesday evening at 7:00 Their music director Alan Pierson was a recent guest on Mizzou Music. He shared the sinfonietta's origin story, his clarity about where the band is headed and addressed classical listeners' fears of modern music.

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The program for next Sunday's Mizzou New Music Ensemble features recent works from MU students and faculty. Dr. Stefan Freund previewed the annual concert on last week's Mizzou Music.


MU School of Music

In the last 50 years, Dr. Bill Bondeson has held many roles at MU. The co-founder of MU's Friends of Music and former University Concert Series director reflected on what music at Mizzou has meant to him.

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A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured a preview of the Choral Union's fall concert and a look ahead to this weekend's Missouri Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Dr. Marcia Spence / MU School of Music

A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured previews of  Show-Me Opera concerts and the Mizzou Horn Choir.

Dale H Lloyd / MU School of Music

A pair of concerts this weekend give classical listeners a chance to experience a wide range of repertoire. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Dr. Megan Arns previewed Sunday's Percussion Extravaganza and Julie Rosenfeld looked ahead to the next Music at the Museum: Graduate String Quartet recital. The Director of Jazz Studies at MU, Dr. Sam Griffith was also on the show talking about the repertoire for next Monday's MU Concert Jazz Band show.

Dale H Lloyd / MU School of Music

Each week on Classical 90.5, Trevor Harris interviews members of the MU School of Music community about upcoming recitals, training performers and teachers and musical inspirations. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, a trio of faculty previewed upcoming recitals.


Shervin Lainez

John Richards is the violist for new music ensemble JACK Quartet. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris recently visited with Richards in advance of the group's recent Columbia concert.


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