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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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Don Byron On Piano Jazz

Jul 13, 2018

Pulitzer Prize finalist and 2007 Guggenheim Fellow Don Byron is a prodigious multi-instrumentalist and composer. One of the most inventive and compelling musicians of his generation, he is credited for reviving interest in the jazz clarinet, his primary instrument. He has presented projects at major music festivals around the world and is known for playing in a wide variety of genres.

The first "destination" jazz festival took place in Newport, R.I., in 1954 — multiple days, one stage and gorgeous scenery. These days, Newport is going strong, as is Monterey in California, and the festival model has expanded to multiple stages and far beyond big-brimmed hats and lawn chairs.

Bugge Wesseltoft made his first ripples on the water in the early 1990s, as a pianist of careful touch and decisive instinct, working behind fellow Norwegians like saxophonist Jan Garbarek. The frame for his output at the time was ECM Records, which represented a sort of aesthetic worldview, especially with respect to a quality often evocatively pegged as "the Nordic sound."

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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.


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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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This Tuesday, the University Band and Symphonic Band perform at the Missouri Theater. The Associate Director of Bands at MU is Amy Knopps. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Knopps - a Lee's Summit native - previewed tomorrow's 'Nostalgia' program that features five standards from the wind band repertoire.


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Peter Miyamoto has released several CDs featuring works from Mozart, Schubert and Chopin. The piano faculty member at the MU School of Music has a recital this weekend. Miyamoto visited the Classical 90.5  studios to discuss how he keeps his repertoire sounding fresh and preview the Friday recital.


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The final vocal works from Franz Schubert and a program of trombone works from the 17th century highlight a pair of MU School of Music faculty recitals this weekend in Columbia.


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On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Dr. Iskander Ahmadulin looked discussed his upcoming trumpet and piano recital scheduled for this Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Whitmore Recital Hall on the MU campus.

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A recent episode of Mizzou Music featured MU School of Music oboe faculty Dan Willett looking ahead to his recital on Monday in Columbia. Also on the program Kiernan Steiner previewed the MU Family Weekend choral concert.

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Last week's episode of Mizzou Music featured a quartet of faculty who are preparing for recitals and the centennial of the MU School of Music.

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Talk to most longtime Columbians about what they like about the city and the cultural landscape is likely to come up. A wide range of performing acts come through Columbia each year, but one local performing arts series draws largely from local talent.

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