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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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Aaron Parker

British composer Aaron Parker writes instrumental and electronic music inspired by studies of the environment and place. Alarm Will Sound will premiere his new work at this summer's Mizzou International Composers Festival. Parker was a guest on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.


Clare Glackin

The composer Clare Glackin talked on this week's Mizzou Music about her musical roots and her upcoming commission. Glackin will be in Columbia as one of eight resident composers during the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival.

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The Mizzou International Composers Festival is coming up at the end of next month. This week on Mizzou Music, Jacob Gotlib looked ahead to the annual festival that brings ten guest and resident composers to Columbia to premiere new works. Gotlib is the managing director of the MU School of Music's New Music Initiative.

The Columbia Heart Beat

Kirk Trevor was our guest on the final episode of the second season of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour. The MSO maestro talked about why Richard Strauss and Mozart go together and highlights from the current Hot Summer Nights Music Festival.

Selim Goncu

Composer Selim Goncu is one of the eight Resident Composers whose works will be premiered at next month's Mizzou International Composers Festival. Goncu took a break from his work as a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley to be a guest on last week's Mizzou Music.

Carolina Heredia

Carolina Heredia brings the influence of her South American roots to compositions such as Auscensias. Chamber works like this as well as Lus in Bello and Virginia for SATB Choir earned the Argentinian native one of highly coveted Resident Composer spots for this year's Mizzou International Composers Festival. Classical 90.5's Trevor Harris visited with Heredia for a recent episode of Mizzou Music.

MU School of Music

The Mizzou International Composers Festival is less than two months away. In the run-up to the 2017 edition of the festival, Mizzou Music will feature interviews with the festival's resident and guest composers. MU graduate student Henry Stewart was the featured composer on the May 24 episode of Mizzou Music.


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Last summer the pianist Kyle Orth joined the Missouri Symphony Orchestra to perform works by Serge Prokofiev and Richard Strauss. During a recent interview with Classical 90.5, Orth reflected on making music with childhood friend Chloe Trevor, his rigorous training and his Columbia experience. 

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The Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir presents their spring concert this weekend in Whitmore Recital Hall. the choir's president Tyra Woods and faculty advisor Stephanie Shonekan dropped by Classical 90.5 with a preview of Sunday afternoon's 'Old School vs. New School' program.

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Maria Duhova Trevor is the librarian and harpist with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra. On this week's episode of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour, she highlighted the calming nature of the harp and how her library work is stress-free compared to her other duties with the MSO.

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