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From Duke To The Dead, Ralph J. Gleason Loved It All

Ralph J. Gleason is my hero.It's impossible to put an exact date on it, but I think I started reading his column in Rolling Stone in the summer of 1973. I was 14 years old and already immersed in music. Reading him, I discovered you could write about music and get paid for it — and then I discovered his writing was just as immersive as the music we both loved.This spring, Yale University press is publishing two collections of writings by Gleason (who often signed his columns as RJG); two...
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Dena DeRose On Piano Jazz

May 27, 2016

Singer and pianist Dena DeRose has performed at some of the most renowned venues in the world, from The Blue Note in New York to Swing Hall in Japan. She has shared the stage with artists including Clark Terry, Ray Brown and Ingrid Jensen. She teaches at the Jazz Institute of the University for Music and Performing Arts in Austria, and continues to perform worldwide.

DeRose was Marian McPartland's guest in this 2001 session. She opens the show with "If I Should Lose You," and McPartland joins for "I'm Old Fashioned."

A Tribute To Artie Shaw On Piano Jazz

May 27, 2016

Cornetist and jazz historian Richard "Dick" Sudhalter (1938 – 2008) joined Marian McPartland on several occasions to provide historical perspective on great performers and songs from the golden era of jazz. In 2002, Sudhalter sat down with McPartland to talk about clarinetist Artie Shaw (1910 – 2004). Shaw was known for his unparalleled virtuosity and as a successful bandleader with a limitless imagination.

Piano Jazz honors Shaw with selections including "Love of My Life" and "Any Old Time."

Originally broadcast Spring 2002.

When the New York City Opera (NYCO) announced its final performances and imminent bankruptcy in September 2013, opera lovers, not just in Manhattan, were shocked.

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On this week's Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour, Kirk Trevor and Jane Whitesides preview the upcoming Hot Summer Nights Music Festival from the Missouri Symphony Society.

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MU composition student Trey Makler was a guest on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.


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This week's guests on Intermission are three instrumentalists who have played with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra. These performers are also area music educators. Siri Geenan, Amy Appold and Mary Manulik offer advice on how parents can help their budding music students find the right instrument and the right teacher.

This interview originally aired on Classical 90.5 on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Listen for new episodes of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour each Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. on Classical 90.5.

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Dr. Julia Gaines visited with Trevor Harris about the successes and challenges of the past school year. Gaines is the director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri.


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Trombonist Timothy Howe was a recent Artist of the Week on Morning Classics, which is heard weekdays between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. on Classical 90.5.


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Georgia Moorhouse and Sheila Kausler were guests on a recent episode of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour. They discussed the ways that the Women's Symphony League supports the work of Columbia's Missouri Symphony Society. 


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On this week's Mizzou Music, MU School of Music Viola Faculty Leslie Perna discussed this weekend's Missouri String Project and Missouri Youth Orchestra Concert. Also on the program was undergradute composition student Trey Makler discussing the world premiere of his new opera, Hatrack.


Higday Mozart Trust

On a recent episode of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour, host Trevor Harris interviewed Christine Seitz. They discussed the mission of the to bring live classical music to the people of Columbia.


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On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, host Trevor Harris visited with MU School of Music faculty member Stefan Freund, graduate student Shannon Merciel and Concert Chorale conductor Emily Andrews about upcoming performances.


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On this week's Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour, was an Intermission interview with The Emerald Quartet.


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