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What makes a first-tier jazz legacy? A signature instrumental style, recognizable within a phrase or two. A body of exceptional recordings, in the studio and in concert. A legion of imitators, great and small. A sense of broad cultural relevance. Maybe even a hit song or two.

Until recently, most classical music videos have been humdrum affairs. Musicians, in concert attire, earnestly produce their notes with eyes closed and heads tilted in a beatific expression, somewhere between a migraine and an attempt to channel Bach from the heavens.

Two additional women, violinists Emilia Mettenbrink and Raffaela Kalmar, have made allegations of sexual misconduct against violinist William Preucil, the concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra and a now-former instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). Their accusations were printed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Sunday.

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Clare Glackin

The composer Clare Glackin talked on this week's Mizzou Music about her musical roots and her upcoming commission. Glackin will be in Columbia as one of eight resident composers during the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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The Mizzou International Composers Festival is coming up at the end of next month. This week on Mizzou Music, Jacob Gotlib looked ahead to the annual festival that brings ten guest and resident composers to Columbia to premiere new works. Gotlib is the managing director of the MU School of Music's New Music Initiative.

The Columbia Heart Beat

Kirk Trevor was our guest on the final episode of the second season of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour. The MSO maestro talked about why Richard Strauss and Mozart go together and highlights from the current Hot Summer Nights Music Festival.

Selim Goncu

Composer Selim Goncu is one of the eight Resident Composers whose works will be premiered at next month's Mizzou International Composers Festival. Goncu took a break from his work as a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley to be a guest on last week's Mizzou Music.

Carolina Heredia

Carolina Heredia brings the influence of her South American roots to compositions such as Auscensias. Chamber works like this as well as Lus in Bello and Virginia for SATB Choir earned the Argentinian native one of highly coveted Resident Composer spots for this year's Mizzou International Composers Festival. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris visited with Heredia for a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

MU School of Music

The Mizzou International Composers Festival is less than two months away. In the run-up to the 2017 edition of the festival, Mizzou Music will feature interviews with the festival's resident and guest composers. MU graduate student Henry Stewart was the featured composer on the May 24 episode of Mizzou Music.


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Last summer the pianist Kyle Orth joined the Missouri Symphony Orchestra to perform works by Serge Prokofiev and Richard Strauss. During a recent interview with Classical 90.5, Orth reflected on making music with childhood friend Chloe Trevor, his rigorous training and his Columbia experience. 

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The Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir presents their spring concert this weekend in Whitmore Recital Hall. the choir's president Tyra Woods and faculty advisor Stephanie Shonekan dropped by Classical 90.5 with a preview of Sunday afternoon's 'Old School vs. New School' program.

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Maria Duhova Trevor is the librarian and harpist with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra. On this week's episode of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour, she highlighted the calming nature of the harp and how her library work is stress-free compared to her other duties with the MSO.

MU School of Music

The MU Director of Athletic Bands Erin Cooper was a guest on this week's Mizzou Music. She previewed this Friday's University Wind Ensemble Missouri Theatre concert.

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