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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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.
American Boychoir School Update. Guest: Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Litton-Lodal Music Director, American Boychoir School.
Guest: Jeannie L. Howe, executive director, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
Guests: Adrienne Sirken, Director, Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival, and Edna Golandsky, Founder and Artistic Director, Goldansky Institute.
Guests: Claudia Knafo, Piano Department Head, Diller-Quaile School of Music.
Record Store Day. Guests: Jonathan Lambert, general manager, Princeton Record Exchange; Frank J. Oteri, composer advocate, New Music USA, and senior editor, NewMusicBox.
Research on music for cats. Guests: Composer David Teie.
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.
Guests: Choreographer Karole Armitage, and American Museum of Natural History curator Rob DeSalle.
Guest: Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth, gynecological oncologist and drummer/percussionist with rock band N.E.D., which seeks to raise awareness for women's cancers.
Guest: Warren Hyer, Executive Director, Central Ohio Symhony, on the orchestra's Drum Circle Program with the Delaware County Juvenile Treatment Court.
Guest: Murry Sidlin, conductor and creator, The Defiant Requiem.
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.
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.
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