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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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.
Early Music Month Part 2. Guests: Bob Wiemken and Joan Kimball, artistic co-directors, Piffaro; Gwyn Roberts, co-director, Tempesta di Mare; Janet Palumbo, artistic director, Le Triomphe de L'amour and Guild for Early Music board member.
Early Music Month Part 1. Guests: David Wood, Special Projects Coordinator, Early Music America; Well-Tempered Baroque Host Dr. Lewis Baratz; Distant Mirror Host Allan Kelly.
Guests: Orli Shaham, artistic director, Baby Got Bach; Dale Henderson, founder, Bach in the Subways.
A preview of Carnegie Hall's production of West Side Story, the centerpiece of its Somewhere Project, including conversations with cast members, student apprentices and Music Director Marin Alsop. (Correction Note: The original broadcast incorrectly identified the actor portraying Officer Krupke; this is corrected in this webcast).
A look at some of the community organization/music education projects participating in Carnegie Hall's Somewhere Project - a New York City-wide exploration of the themes and messages of West Side Story. Interviews with Brooklyn College Community Partnership, Dreamyard Preparatory High School, and Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's.
LA Philharmonic's YOLA and other community outreach initiatives. Guest: Deborah Borda, President and CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Extra: Additional comments from Lisa Kaplan of Grammy Award-winning Eighth Blackbird.
LA Philharmonic's YOLA musicians at the Superbowl - conversations with two of the young musicians. Plus a conversation with Rebecca Cypess and Steven Kemper, professors at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey about its Expressive Engines symposium examining Musical Technologies from Automata to Robots.
2016-2017 Classical Seasons at the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall. Guests: Allison Vulgamore, President and CEO, Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Music Director, Philadelphia Orchestra; Composer Steve Reich.
Extra: Additional conversation with composer Steve Reich.
Thoughts on the New York Philharmonic's new Music Director. Guests: Author/commentator Norman Lebrecht; Washington Post Chief Classical Music Critic Anne Midgette; Dallas Morning News Music Critic Scott Cantrell.
Carnegie Hall's Somewhere Project. Guests: Thomas Cabaniss, composer, moderator of Somewhere Project Public Forum; Sarah Johnson, director, Weill Music Institute. (Note: The public forum that was scheduled to take place Sunday, Jan. 24 was cancelled due to the blizzard and will not be rescheduled).
MLK Tribute Performances. Guests: Donna Walker-Kuhne, vice-president of community engagement, NJ Performing Arts Center; Virginia Johnson, artistic director, Dance Theatre of Harlem; Dan Berkowitz, director of collaborative learning, Philadelphia Orchestra; Robert Porco, director of choruses, Cleveland Orchestra.
Guest: Matthew Shaftel, Dean, Westminster College of the Arts, Rider University.
Orchestras and philanthropy. Guests: Simon Woods, president and CEO, Seattle Symphony; Kevin Smith, President and CEO, Minnesota Orchestra; Kate Nettleman, acting associate principal bass, Minnesota Orchestra; Greg Milliren, associate principal flutist, Minnesota Orchestra.
Extra: Additional comments about the contributions of the late Lee Henderson to the Minnesota Orchestra's recovery.
The Miro Quartet's Transcendence Education Project. Guests: Joshua Gindele, cellist, Miro Quartet, Mairi Cooper, Orchestra Director, Fox Chapel Area High School, and orchestra student Chloe Yofan.
Guests: Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and teen opera fan, Harry Rose, about Opera Rocks.
Music and Math. Guests: Pianist Orli Shaham, and composer/scholar Bruce Adolphe, about the upcoming Harmonic Concert Series at MoMath.
Extra: Additional comments by Christopher Woodside, Assistant Exec. Director of NAfME's Center for Advocacy, Policy and Constituency Development on the implications of the Every Student Succeeds Act for music and arts education.
Nutcracker 2015: Guests: Angel Corella, artistic director, Pennsylvania Ballet; Jennifer Weber, director and choreographer, Hip Hop Nutcracker.