With Rachel Katz
A Tempo is a 30-minute public affairs program devoted to issues, challenges and opportunities facing the performing arts.The show examines the impact of the economy, technology, and social and cultural changes on musicians, ensembles, venues and other organizations involved with the arts. It also looks into the importance of music and arts education, and public support and appreciation, including philanthropy. In addition to one or two feature interviews, the show includes a short selection of news headlines from around the arts world. A Tempo airs Saturdays at 7 pm.
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The Edward T. Cone Composer Institute. Guests: Composers Matthew Browne, James Anderson, Will Stackpole and Jung Yoon Wie; Institute Director Steven Mackey; Conductor David Robertson.
Guests: Sharon Katz, founder, The Peace Train; Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, co-founder and artistic director, Apotheosis Opera.
Extra: Additional comments from Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, co-founder and artistic director, Apotheosis Opera.
Extra: Additional comments from Sharon Katz, founder, The Peace Train.
Guests: Nigel Redden, director, Lincoln Center Festival; Composer Huang Ruo.
Guests: Gabriel van Aalst, incoming president and CEO, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Laura Reynolds, director of education and community engagement, Seattle Symphony.
Diversity in the Arts/Orchestras - Excerpts from the League of American Orchestras annual conference. Guest: Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, LAO
Guests: Michael Capasso, general director, New York City Opera
Diversity in the Guests: James Abruzzo, co-director, Institute of Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School; Marshell Jones Kumahor, vice president of education and community engagement, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Guests: Jeremy Rothman, vice president of artistic planning, Philadelphia Orchestra; Music teacher Rubi Martinez-Bernet, owner of "Andrea the Piano."
Guests: Ryan Zhang, conducting apprentice, National Youth Orchestra of the USA; Mikaela Chang, orchestra manager apprentice, National Youth Orchestra of the USA; Doug Beck, director of artistic training, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.
Guests: Nancy King, artistic director, Opera Wilmington (NC); Peter Szep, Chairman, New York Opera Festival; Benjamin Spierman, Managing Director, Bronx Opera.
Happy Hour. Guests: Dan Mattson, assistant principal trombone, Grand Rapids Symphony; Kate Avery, "Abbess of Beer" and director of sales and marketing, Brewery Vivant; Nathan Felix, composer; Mariana Vela, co-chair, Millennial Club, Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio.
Young Achievers. Guests: Joseph Block, winner, Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Student Composition/Arranging contest; Cameren Williams, recipient, Sphinx Organization MPower Artist Grant; Afa Dworkin, president and artistic director, Sphinx Organization.
Extra: Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee comments on the theater being named the recipient of this year's Regional Tony Award.
Guest: Bruce Burchmore, producer and director, Harpsichordia and Stonebreaker (about harpsichordist Scott Ross).
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition. Guests: Maeghan McHugh, assistant director for secondary and higher education, Jazz at Lincoln Center; Julius Tolentino, jazz director, Jazz House Kids.
New Jersey Stage Exchange. Guests: Andy Donald, producer for artistic development and community programming, NJPAC; David Lee Whitek associate artistic director, Passage Theatre; John McEwen, executive director, New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
Guests: Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Litton-Lodal Music Director, American Boychoir School; Xian Zhang, Music Director Designate, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Guest: Kelly Hall-Tompkins, concertmaster of Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof orchestra.