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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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Richard Dowling

Scott Joplin left a major mark on the musical history of the Show-Me State during his 13 years in Sedalia. Next weekend, Richard Dowling comes to Columbia for a pair of recitals in which he will perform Joplin's entire piano output. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris interviewed Dowling for a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

MU School of Music

There are several new faces in the MU School of Music for the new school year that started two weeks ago. A recent episode of Mizzou Music introduced listeners to a pair of new faculty in the school and a post doctoral fellow familiar to attendees of the recent Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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The new Assistant Professor of Orchestra in the MU School of Music is no stranger that program. Barry Ford earlier earned his masters from the institution for which he now works. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, the Ford visited with Classical 90.5 host Trevor Harris about his memories of and mentors at MU, his conducting favorites and his upcoming work leading the University Philharmonic.


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Amy Knopps is the new director of Marching Mizzou. She was a recent guest on Mizzou Music where she talked about her Missouri roots and looked ahead to her new role at MU.

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Meet Pete Zambito. He is the new assistant professor of band and percussion in the MU School of Music. He was a guest on this week's Mizzou Music discussing his influences, his new role on campus and his weekly podcast.

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Austrian-born, New York-based composer Georg Haas was in Columbia last week as a Guest Composer at the Mizzou International Composers Festival. Haas was a guest on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.


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Last week, the composer Robert Sirota was in town for the premiere of a new work. He sat down with painter and long-time friend Simon Dinnerstein to discuss 'The Fulbright Triptych', a three panel work on display now through the end of the year at Columbia's MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.


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American composer Amadeus Regucera is in Columbia this week for a world premiere of his new work, CRVD. Alarm Will Sound premieres Regucera's new work and that of seven other Resident Composers this Saturday. On a recent episode of Mizzou Music, Regucera discussed his experience with the gateway drug that is contemporary music, his influences and technology in his music.


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Toronto-based composer Christopher Mayo is influenced by a range of diverse sounds including bluegrass, electronic music and architecture. Mayo is one of eight resident composers who will be in Columbia this week for the Mizzou International Composers Festival. He was a recent guest on Mizzou Music.

SundayBaroque.org

We recently welcomed a new program to the airwaves here in Columbia: Sunday Baroque. The show features works composed before and during the baroque era. Music written between 1600 and 1750 is the focus of our new Sunday morning addition to your programming mix on Classical 90.5.

Baroque music has a special feel in that it often feels timeless and can serve as a great reprieve from the myriad of ever-present challenges in today's world. Join host Suzanne Bona for Sunday Baroque each Sunday morning between 8:00 and noon on Classical 90.5.

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