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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#GivingTuesday and year-end philanthropy. Guests: Asha Curran, 92nd Street Y, and Aaron Sherinian, vice president of communications, United Nations Foundation; and Sandra Minuitti, CFO, Charity Navigator..
Guest: Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras.
Remembering JFK, classically. Guests: Peter Bay, music director, Austin Symphony; Steven Mackey, composer.
Voices from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's College Night. Guests include Catherine Ogden Levin, NJSO vice president of marketing and external affairs, and Ruth Lipper, NJSO Board Co-Chair; Also - Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras, about other programs to attract college students.
Music and well-being, Part 2. Guests: Polly Kahn, vice president of learning and leadership development, League of American Orchestras; Joanne Loewy, director, Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine.
Music and well-being - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's health and wellness initiative. Guests: Jessica Ryan, manager of education and community programs at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Penny Brill, a PSO violist.
Exploring digital archives. Guest: Gino Francesconi, archive and Rose Museum director, Carnegie Hall.
Exploring digital archives. Guest: Barbara Haws, historian and archivist at the New York Philharmonic.
The week in performing arts news, good and bad. Guests: Douglas McLennan, editor of Arts Journal; Drew McManus, arts consultant and author of the blog Adaptistration; and Jeremy Rothman, vice president of artistic planning of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Nashville Symphony profile. Guests: Alan Valentine, CEO, Nashville Symphony; Laurie Davis, publicist, Nashville Symphony.
Emmy preview. Guest: Dirk Brosse, music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, whose score for the BBC/HBO miniseries Parade's End was nominated for an Emmy Award.
New York City Opera in crisis. Guests: George Steel, president and CEO, New York City Opera; Marc Scorca, president and CEO, Opera America.
More on the Minnesota Orchestra. Guests: Susan Schurman, Dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and Drew McManus, arts consultant and author of the blog Adaptistration.
An update on the Minnesota Orchestra. Guests: Michael Henson, CEO and President, The Minnesota Orchestra; Tim Zavadil, Minnesota Orchestra clarinetist and member of the musicians' negotiating team; Kenneth Huber, executive board member of Orchestrate Excellence and chairman of the organization's August 20th community forum; Euan Kerr, arts reporter, Minnesota Public Radio News.
Eastman School of Music's Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research. Guest: Douglas Lowry, Dean of the Eastman School of Music. Also - a conversation with composer Andrew Rudin about his online petition requesting that the Metropolitan Opera dedicate its opening night to the LGBT community.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's LumenoCity program. Guests: Louis Langree, music director, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Tim Maloney, president and CEO, The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation.
Summer Arts Camps. Guests: Ed Pratico, instructor, Kids Bridge to the Arts Camp in Trenton, NJ; William Powell, performing arts coordinator, Department of Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia; Kristen Madsen, senior vice president, Grammy Foundation.
Video game music. Guests: Jason Michael Paul, creator and producer, Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour; Roger Wight, director of artistic planning, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; and Sheila Evans, executive director, Allentown Symphony Orchestra.
Guests: Jed Bernstein, incoming president of Lincoln Center, and Betsy Vorce, vice president of public relations at Lincoln Center.
Philanthropy and the arts. James Hackney, managing partner of fundraising consulting firm Alexander Haas, discusses the 2012 Giving USA annual report.
Get a peek inside rehearsals at The National Youth Orchestra of the United States. Guests: Sara Johnson, director, Carnegie Hall's Weill Institute of Music, and instructors and participants.
The Cleveland Orchestra's successful student programs. Guest: Ana Papakhian, communications director of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Guests: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's new leadership team - James Roe, chief executive officer, and Susan Stucker, chief operating officer; Ruth Lipper, co-chair, NJSO Board of Trustees.
Guests: Van Cliburn winner Vadym Kholodenko and Van Cliburn Foundation President Jacques Marquis.
The Inaugural Longwood Gardens Organ Competition. Guest: Tom Warner, performing arts manager, Longwood Gardens.
Guest: Afa Sadykhly Dworkin, artistic director of the Sphinx Organization, discusses the Sphinx Competition and Sphinx's other programs to support black and Latino classical musicians and promoting diversity in classical music.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's Young Composers Project. Guests: Jeffrey Grogan, Education and Engagement Conductor, NJSO; and project winners Graham Cohen and Sahil Jindal.
From the Top comes to Princeton. Guests: Jennifer Hurley-Wales, co-CEO and executive producer of From the Top; Tom Vignieri, music director, From the Top; Christopher O'Riley, host, From the Top; and students from The American Boychoir School and soloists featured on the show that was recorded.
Guests: Ronald Feldman, music director, and Mark Gebhardt, principal clarinet, of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston, MA, which is comprised of medical and healthcare professionals.
Six months after Superstorm Sandy. Guests: William Brittelle, co-founder, New Amsterdam Records; Michael Royce, executive director, New York Foundation for the Arts; and Mary Eileen Fouratt, executive director, Monmouth Arts Council.
Extra: Comments by Alan Harler, artistic director of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, about receiving a Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.
Extra: A special segment put together by participants in the 2013 Mercer County Teen Arts Festival.
Guest: Eugene DeAnna, head of the Recorded Sound Section of the Library of Congress, discusses the LOC's National Recording Preservation Plan.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Playwright in Residence initiative. Guests: Matthew Spivey, BSO VP of Artistic Operations, and Didi Balle, BSO Playwright in Residence.
The arts and digital media. Guest: Kristin Thompson, co-author, "Arts Organizations and Digital Technology," Pew Research Center.
Social Media and musical innovations. Guests: Chip Michael, founder, The TWTR Symphony, and Alexis Del Palazzo, a member of the TWTR Symphony.
Community outreach programs - East Coast Chamber Orchestra at Princeton University Concerts. Guests: Marna Seltzer, director, Princeton University Concerts, and Nick Kendall, member, ECCO.
E-learning opportunities. Guests: Joseph Polisi, president, The Juilliard School, and David Ludwig, chair of performance studies, The Curtis Institute.
Guests: Mary Sue Welsh, author, One Woman in a Hundred, about harpist Edna Phillips, the first woman to be hired as a principal in a major U.S. orchestra when she joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1930; and Elizabeth Hainen, the Philadelphia Orchestra's current principal harpist.
Extra: Additional comments by Joy Bechtler, founder of Vocal Reach, about an upcoming screening of the documentary Kinshasa Symphony.
Rite of Spring at 100. Guests: Douglas Martin, artistic director, American Repertory Ballet, and Jeremy Rothman, vice president of artistic planning, Philadelphia Orchestra.
Extra: Additional comments by Douglas Martin and Jeremy Rothman.
Carnegie Hall's inaugural National Youth Orchestra of the United States. Guests: Sarah Johnson, director, Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, and Soyeong Park, one of the young musicians chosen to participate. Also - Kristen Madsen, senior vice president of the Grammy Foundation, discusses the foundation's Music Educator Award.
Guest: Bill Zwick, creator of Africlassical.com.
Music and musicians in the movies. Guests: William Kinderman, professor of musicology, University of Illinois School of Music, and Stephen Whitty, film critic at the Star Ledger.
Extra: Additional comments by William Kinderman, professor of musicology, University of Illinois School of Music, and Stephen Whitty, film critic at the Star Ledger. PC MAC
The Classical Music Project at Pennsylvania State University Center for the Performing Arts. Guests: George Trudeau, director of the Center for the Performing Arts, and Marica Tacconi, professor of musicology at Penn State.
Extra: Additional comments by Philadelphia Orchestra Executive Vice President of Orchestra Advancement Ryan Fleur about the orchestra's recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon. PC MAC
Grammy Preview. Guests: Linda Kernohan, author of the Miss Music Nerd Blog and official classical music blogger for the Grammy's; Julian Wachner, director of music and the arts at Trinity Wall Street, who led the Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra in a Grammy nominated recording of Israel in Egypt; and Lisa Kaplan, member of eighth blackbird, whose recording Meanwhile was nominated - and won the group's third Grammy (please note: interviews were conducted before the winners were announced).
Extra: Additional comments by Julian Wachner and Linda Kernohan. PC MAC