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'Cello Bae' Sheku Kanneh-Mason Wins Worldwide Fans After Royal Wedding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeDB27cq3fE The British-born, 19-year-old prodigy Sheku Kanneh-Mason was a standout at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend. Kanneh-Mason performed three pieces during the ceremony, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed the register (out of view of guests and cameras) just after their exchanging of vows. Kanneh-Mason performed Maria Theresia von Paradis' Sicilienne, Gabriel Fauré's Après un rêve and Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria." But,...

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Max Richter's music seems ready-made for movies – and that's not in any way a put down. The music is powerful on its own, but certain pieces take on new depth when paired with well-designed visuals.

Here is a music video in which the things you don't see or hear are almost as important as the things you do.

There's a pivotal, possibly apocryphal scene in Bob Dylan's Chronicles, Vol. 1, wherein the author walks into a bar. He's taking a breather from a wan rehearsal with The Grateful Dead, circa 1987, in Marin County, Calif. What draws him into the bar is the sound of a jazz combo.

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Mizzou Music: Viet Cuong

Jun 18, 2018

This week on Mizzou Music we had the chance to speak with Viet Cuong, one of the resident composers at the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival this July. We talked about his piece for the fest, some of his other works, and his creative use of stemware.  


In this week’s episode of Mizzou Music, we continue to look forward to the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival this July. We recently had a chance to speak with resident composer Christine Burke. We discussed her past work and the piece she’s composed for the fest.


Mizzou Music: Oren Boneh

Jun 4, 2018

This week on Mizzou Music we had the opportunity to talk with composer Oren Boneh. We discussed his past works and what we can expect to hear from him at the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival from July 23 to 28.


On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music, we’re joined by composer Gemma Peacocke. She’ll be a guest composer at the 2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival from July 23 to the 28. We discuss some of her past works and what we can expect to hear at this summer’s festival.


MU School of Music

Note: This recital has been rescheduled for February 20 at 8:30 p.m.

In advance of her faculty recital today in the MU School of Music's Whitmore Recital Hall, Dr. Eli (ELL-ee) Lara was a guest on Mizzou Music. The cello faculty sat down and talked with Trevor Harris about her favored repertoire for solo cello and the tragic backstory of Erwin Schulhoff, whose Duo for violin and cello, she will perform this Sunday afternoon with the School of Music's assistant professor of violin, Julie Rosenfeld.


Amy I-Lin Cheng

A pair of visiting musicians were recent guests on Mizzou Music. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris talked with Amy I-Lin Cheng and Daniel Schene in advance of their Columbia recitals.


MU School of Music

Soprano Christine Seitz teaches voice majors in her role as director of the voice area in the MU School of Music. She then puts those young voices to the test as director of Show-Me Opera at MU. Seitz was profiled on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

MU School of Music

Three members of the Missouri Quintet were guests on Mizzou Music. Alice Dade, Leigh Munoz and Dan Willett shared the group's history on campus and looked ahead to Monday's recital.


Michiko Saiki

Tubist Aaron Hynds performed with electro-acoustic tuba in MU's Whitmore Recital Hall earlier this week. Hynds and MU New Music Initiative Managing Director Jacob Gotlib previewed the recital for this week's episode of Mizzou Music.

Rachel Hahn

Every semester, the Community Music Program of the MU School of Music ushers in a new cadre of students eager to experience piano. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music PhD student Rachel Hahn discussed the range of new students she sees and hears each semester.


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