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Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Volcanic Transmissions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2BTAfLfFbk If the word "aura" is defined as a pervasive atmosphere, then it's a perfect title for this piece by Anna Thorvaldsdottir , who has a knack for creating vivid sonic environments. Like much of the 39-year-old Icelandic composer's music, Aura teems with extraordinary sounds. They can strike you as otherworldly or born of electronics, but instead they are organic and acoustic, like transmissions from beneath the earth's crust. It is music that befits...

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For many people, New Orleans is practically synonymous with jazz; it's the birthplace of both the music and many of its leading lights, from Louis Armstrong to Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. But now, one organization is working to draw attention to the city's history of opera music.

Known for his work with Weather Report, Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius was one of the most inventive bass players in music history. He is the only electric bassist in DownBeat magazine's Jazz Hall of Fame.

Terence Blanchard On Piano Jazz

May 26, 2017

Grammy award-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard carries the torch of New Orleans jazz in the tradition of the great Louis Armstrong, who shares his hometown. In 2004, Blanchard was Marian McPartland's guest on Piano Jazz.

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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.

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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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Scott Millichamp is the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's Personnel Manager and first horn. He was a guest on this week's Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour discussing what kind of work goes on behind the scenes of an MSO performance.

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Missouri Symphony Orchestra principal bassist Sean O'Hara and violinist Algis Staskevicius were guests during intermission on this week's MSO Radio Hour.

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This week's Mizzou Music featured interviews with three faculty in the MU School of Music each with an upcoming performance.

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Guests on this week's episode of Mizzou Music included MU percussion faculty Megan Arns and CalArts faculty Nani Agbelli. They were featured in advance of Friday's Mizzou World Percussion Ensemble concert at the Missouri Theatre. Also on the show, soprano Christine Seitz previewed Saturday's Program of Staged Arias.

Helen Keithahn

Four years ago, a group of young, Columbia chamber musicians came together to make music. The Emerald Quartet is still playing together. They were guests on a recent episode of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour. The members are violist Trentynne Davis, violinist Helen Keithahn, cellist Hope Keithahn and violinist Betsy Schlimme.

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