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The Metropolitan Opera has suspended its longtime conductor and former music director, James Levine , following allegations of sexual abuse reported by The New York Post and The New York Times . The three sets of allegations span from the 1960s to the '80s. Beyond his work at the Met, Levine has been a hugely influential figure in the classical music world for the past half-century — leading major orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and mentoring young musicians and opera...

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Beegie Adair On Piano Jazz

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Beegie Adair, the Nashville native with a distinctive flair for the piano, has worked with jazz, pop and country. She's played for movie and TV soundtracks, been in concerts, festivals and clubs, and put in many orchestra appearances.

Classical music has never lived in a bubble. For centuries, it's always found common ground with folk music.

Enter, the Danish String Quartet.

In this session, we've got Bootsy in the house, baby! Bootsy Collins has a new album, his first in six years, called World Wide Funk. Bootsy grew up in Ohio and turned to the bass as his instrument because his older brother Catfish grabbed the guitar first. The two had a group together, and later became James Brown's backing band, The J.B.'s.

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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

Dr. Thomas McKenney retired (again) this year as a professor of composition at Mizzou. As the MU School of Music celebrates its centennial this school year, Mizzou Music visited with McKenney who - after 50 years teaching at MU - has a personal awareness of exactly half of the now 100-year history of the MU School of Music.


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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.

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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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