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130 Bands In Five Days: Highlights From Winter Jazzfest NYC 2017

This year's Winter Jazzfest, which took place last week in New York City, presented an explicit theme of "Celebrating Social Justice." Conceptually and musically, Winter Jazzfest pushes the genre forward; after taking in as many of the 130-plus acts across many stages in Manhattan and Brooklyn as they could, our team reported back with some of the festival's highlights. "Stories like forests are subject to seasons." This line from poet Jeremie Harris struck a particular chord on the first of...

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This year's Winter Jazzfest, which took place last week in New York City, presented an explicit theme of "Celebrating Social Justice." Conceptually and musically, Winter Jazzfest pushes the genre forward; after taking in as many of the 130-plus acts across many stages in Manhattan and Brooklyn as they could, our team reported back with some of the festival's highlights.


"Stories like forests are subject to seasons."

There is a sense of pensive melancholy as the wail of Keyon Harrold's trumpet pushes its way past the Hitchcock-esque piano that sets the tone for "Stay This Way." With Philadelphia singer Bilal and Southern rapper Big K.R.I.T. contributing vocals, the song asks if euphoric moments are meant to last, or if they're naturally fleeting.

Near the beginning of the track, Bilal sings almost waveringly:

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In advance of the MU Wind Ensemble's winter tour, Dr. Brian Silvey dropped by the Classical 90.5 studios to talk about who's making the trip, their concert program and why 45 MU scholars made the trip this week to play for nine St. Louis area high schools.

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New music is a major focus at the MU School of Music. On this week's episode of Mizzou Music Jacob Gotlib shares some of the compositional highlights of 2016 and looks ahead to works we'll be hearing in 2017.


Stephanie Berg

Stephanie Berg came to MU as a clarinetist and left a composer. The St. Louis resident was a guest on Mizzou Music where she talked with Trevor Harris about her time at MU and her post graduation successes.


University of Missouri School of Music

The MU Board of Curators announced last week that funding was being made available for Phase I or the new MU School of Music building. School of Music director Julia Gaines was a guest on Mizzou Music last week talking about the facilities that will serve current and futrue music scholars and faculty here at MU.

Patrick Clark / Southside Philharmonic Orchestra

Patrick Clark is a double alumni of the MU School of Music. He was a guest on last week's Mizzou Music discussing his latest venture: the new Jefferson City Southside Philharmonic Orchestra.

You tune in regularly to Classical 90.5 expecting to hear music of Mozart, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass and more. Thanks to our generous members we're able to bring you that music and programs like Mizzou Music plus our evening symphonies.

During our current Fall 2016 membership drive, we're able to thank donors like you with gift certificates to area eateries such as Sycamore and Shakespeare's, films at Ragtag and Concert Series tickets including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Dale Lloyd

On this week's Mizzou Music, we heard from a pair of MU faculty who are leading upcoming performance. Emily Edgington Andrews previewed the Sunday recital 'And on Earth peace' while Tim Howe shared a sneak peak ahead to Monday's Holiday Brass Concert.

Dale Lloyd

'Myths and Legends' is the theme for next Tuesday's MU Symphonic Band concert. On last week's Mizzou Music, MU's Director of Athletic Band Erin Cooper previewed the concert that features works for large band from historic and contemporary composers.

These interviews originally aired on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

Listen to new episodes of Mizzou Music each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. on Classical 90.5.

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A pair of faculty from the MU School of Music prepare to lead large-scale and chamber recitals by students. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, violinist Julie Rosenfeld described her new series, Music at the Museum and  vocal faculty Christine Seitz looked ahead to a Show-Me Opera setting of significant opera scenes.


Megan Arns / MU School of Music

This Sunday the MU School of Music presents the Percussion Extravaganza at 3:00 at the Missouri Theatre. That same evening at 7:00 in Whitmore Recital Hall, the school convenes a Trombone Choir. Megan Arns, Timothy Howe and Aryana Nemati were on last week's Mizzou Music discussing upcoming School of Music concerts.


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