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A Tempo
With Rachel Katz

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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July 18

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. Guests: Emerging composers Shuying Li, Reinaldo Moya, Brendan Faegre and Luke Carlson; Composer Steven Mackey; conductor JoAnn Falletta.

Extra: Additional comments with this year's institute participants

July 11

Giving USA 2014 Annual Report on Philanthropy. Guests: Keith Curtis, Chair, GivingUSA Foundation and President of The Curtis Group, and Robert Evans, President, Evans Consulting Group; also, Judith Scheide on the return journey of the portrait of J.S. Bach to Leipzig as a bequest from the Estate of Princeton Philanthropist William H. Scheide.

Extra: William H. Scheide's legacy

July 4

Guest: Christine Cox, artistic and executive director, Ballet X, about the company's Choreographic Fellowship; also, students at the American Repertory Ballet Princeton Ballet School's summer intensive program talk about Misty Copeland's promotion as the first African-American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater.

June 27

The new Google Play Classical Live service. Guests: Jessica Lustig, co-director, Classical Live; Ted Kartzman, global head of independent music companies, Google Play, Gary Hanson, executive director, Cleveland Orchestra, and Mark Volpe, managing director, Boston Symphony Orchestra.

June 20

El Sistema in New Jersey. Guests: Participants and instructors at the Fiddle and Fa La La Fest celebrating the six El Sistema-inspired programs in New Jersey; El Sistema-Trenton, Sister Cities Girlchoir, Union City Music Project, Paterson Music Project, NJSO Champs and Sonic Explorations.

June 13

Expanding Orchestras. Guests: Robert J. Flanagan, Konosuke Matsushita Porfessor of International Labor Economics and Policy Analysis Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Representatives of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Houston Symphony; and an American Boychoir School Update with President Kerry Heimann and Litton-Lodal Music Director Fernando Malvar-Ruiz.

Extra: Cincinnati Symphony
Extra: Robert J. Flanagan

Extra: American Boychoir

June 6

Museums and Music. Guests: Loel Levy, President and CEO, Center for Jewish History; Nelly Silagy Benedek, Director of Education, The Jewish Museum; Kenny Savelson, Executive Director, Bang on a Can.

May 30

Guests: Jerome Rose, founder and director, International Keyboard Institute and Festival; Richard Tang Yuk, artistic director, Princeton Festival.

Extra: Richard Tang Yuk speaks about the Festival's piano competition

May 23

Guests: Carol Montparker, author, The Composer's Landscape: The Pianist as Explorer; Jack Kohl, author, That Iron String.

Extra: Jack Kohl

May 16

Guests: Julia Wolfe, composer and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music for the oratorio Anthracite Fields; Richard Loatman, founding artistic director, Capital Singers of Trenton.

Extra: Trenton Capital Singers
Extra: Julia Wolfe

May 9

American Boychoir School Update. Guest: Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Litton-Lodal Music Director, American Boychoir School.

May 2

Guest: Jeannie L. Howe, executive director, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

April 25

Guests: Adrienne Sirken, Director, Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival, and Edna Golandsky, Founder and Artistic Director, Goldansky Institute.

April 18

Guests: Claudia Knafo, Piano Department Head, Diller-Quaile School of Music.

April 11

Record Store Day. Guests: Jonathan Lambert, general manager, Princeton Record Exchange; Frank J. Oteri, composer advocate, New Music USA, and senior editor, NewMusicBox.

April 4

Research on music for cats. Guests: Composer David Teie.

March 28

Women Composer Program. Guests: Composers Julia Adolphe and Melody Eötvös, and American Composers Orchestra President Michael Geller.
Extra: Matthew Barton, curator of recorded sound at the Library of Congress, about this year's inductees into the National Recording Registry.

March 21

Guests: Choreographer Karole Armitage, and American Museum of Natural History curator Rob DeSalle.

March 14

Guest: Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth, gynecological oncologist and drummer/percussionist with rock band N.E.D., which seeks to raise awareness for women's cancers.

March 7

Guest: Warren Hyer, Executive Director, Central Ohio Symhony, on the orchestra's Drum Circle Program with the Delaware County Juvenile Treatment Court.

February 28

Guest: Murry Sidlin, conductor and creator, The Defiant Requiem.

February 21

Diversity in Ballet. Excerpts from a talk given by American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland at Princeton University, and conversations with students and other attendees.

February 14

Music education and appreciation. Guests: Debra Reilly, strings specialist/orchestra director, Parkland School District, Allentown, PA, and a finalist for 2015 Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award; Clarice Thornton Davis, author, Wilhelmina's Butterflies.

February 7

Guests: Annie Burridge, managing director, Opera Philadelphia; William Burden, tenor; and Youngmoo Kim, resident technologies, Opera Philadelphia.

Extra: Additional comments on Opera Philadelphia's new opera initiatives


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