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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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Dale H Lloyd / MU School of Music

This Tuesday, the University Band and Symphonic Band perform at the Missouri Theater. The Associate Director of Bands at MU is Amy Knopps. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Knopps - a Lee's Summit native - previewed tomorrow's 'Nostalgia' program that features five standards from the wind band repertoire.


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Peter Miyamoto has released several CDs featuring works from Mozart, Schubert and Chopin. The piano faculty member at the MU School of Music has a recital this weekend. Miyamoto visited the Classical 90.5  studios to discuss how he keeps his repertoire sounding fresh and preview the Friday recital.


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The final vocal works from Franz Schubert and a program of trombone works from the 17th century highlight a pair of MU School of Music faculty recitals this weekend in Columbia.


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On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Dr. Iskander Ahmadulin looked discussed his upcoming trumpet and piano recital scheduled for this Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Whitmore Recital Hall on the MU campus.

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A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured MU School of Music oboe faculty Dan Willett looking ahead to his recital on Monday in Columbia. Also on the program Kiernan Steiner previewed the MU Family Weekend choral concert.

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Last week's episode of Mizzou Music featured a quartet of faculty who are preparing for recitals and the centennial of the MU School of Music.

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Talk to most longtime Columbians about what they like about the city and the cultural landscape is likely to come up. A wide range of performing acts come through Columbia each year, but one local performing arts series draws largely from local talent.

Richard Dowling

Scott Joplin left a major mark on the musical history of the Show-Me State during his 13 years in Sedalia. Next weekend, Richard Dowling comes to Columbia for a pair of recitals in which he will perform Joplin's entire piano output. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris interviewed Dowling for a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

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There are several new faces in the MU School of Music for the new school year that started two weeks ago. A recent episode of Mizzou Music introduced listeners to a pair of new faculty in the school and a post doctoral fellow familiar to attendees of the recent Mizzou International Composers Festival.

University of Nebraska - Omaha

The new Assistant Professor of Orchestra in the MU School of Music is no stranger that program. Barry Ford earlier earned his masters from the institution for which he now works. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, the Ford visited with Classical 90.5 host Trevor Harris about his memories of and mentors at MU, his conducting favorites and his upcoming work leading the University Philharmonic.


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