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Mizzou Music: April 29, 2017

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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Ella Fitzgerald, who would have turned 100 Tuesday, was one of the most beloved and versatile singers of the 20th century. In a career that spanned six decades, Fitzgerald recorded hundreds of songs, including definitive versions of many standards. Along the way, she influenced generations of singers.

But the first thing that strikes you about Fitzgerald is that voice.

For this week's show, Bob Boilen and I throw open the studio door to welcome a parade of guests from the NPR Music team, each sharing their favorite April releases. This includes Jake Witz, one of our fabulous Spring interns, who has some relatively restrained music from U.K. grime artist Mr. Mitch.

One hundred years ago Tuesday, in a working-poor neighborhood of Newport News, Va., a laundress and a shipyard worker had a baby girl. The father soon disappeared, and the mother and child moved north to New York. The mother died. The girl ran away and became one of the most important singers of the 20th century.

Ella Fitzgerald could sing anything: a silly novelty song, like her breakthrough hit, "A-Tisket, A-Tasket." A samba that scatted. A ballad, spooling out like satin.

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Missouri Symphony Society

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

MU School of Music

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

MU School of Music

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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This week was the annual Chancellor's Arts Showcase, an annual expression of art at MU. Dr. Julia Gaines previewed the collaboration between the MU School of Music, the Departments of Art and Theater and the MU Botanic Garden. She also discussed her MU School of Music's upcoming building project.

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Last summer, the Lysander Trio performed as part of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra's Hot Summer Nights Music Festival. The Trio's cellist Michael Katz was a guest on the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour.


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The Plowman Chamber Music Competition is this week in Columbia. A pair of the event's judges - cellist Joel Krosnick and pianist Alessio Bax - were recent guests on Mizzou Music.


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During Intermission on this week's Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour, Trevor Harris talked with tenor Nathanael Hine and trombonist Joshua Bledsoe about their musical paths and work with the MSO.

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We profiled MU School of Music percussion faculty Megan Arns for a recent episode of Mizzou Music. Here, Arns talks about growing up with the fife and drum core and expanding the canon of classical percussion works.

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Gwen Jones and David Shankar are active behind-the-scenes supporters of the Missouri Symphony Society. They were guests of Trevor Harris on a recent episode of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour.

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