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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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November 19

Guests: David Stull, President, San Francisco Conservatory, and Zoe Madonna, Music Critic, Boston Globe.

November 12

The arts and a Trump Administration. Guests: Robert Lynch, president/CEO, Americans for the Arts; Christopher Woodside, Deputy Executive Director, Center for Advocacy, Policy and Constituency Engagement, National Association for Music Education; Alyssa Rosenberg, culture columnist - opinion page, Washington Post; and Alecia Kintner, CEO, Arts Wave.

November 5

Guest: Marc Scorca, president/CEO, Opera America; plus - musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra about supporting their local teams in the World Series.

October 29

Guests: Ilmar Gavilan, violinist, The Harlem Quartet; Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, composer and pianist.

October 22

Opera Then and Now - Westminster Choir College at Thomas Edison National Historical Park.

October 15

Guest: Victoria Bond, composer.

October 8

The Mischlinge Expose. Guests: Carolyn Enger, pianist; Bruce Adolphe, composer.

October 1

Summer Youth Music Programs. Guests: Voices from the inaugural NY02, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

September 24

Summer Youth Music Programs. Guests: Voices from Carnegie Hall's 2016 National Youth Orchestra of the USA.

September 17

Summer Youth Music Programs. Guests: Voices from this summer's Take a Stand Festival at Bard College, sponsored by the Los Angeles Philharmonnic and Bard's Longy School of Music.

Extra: Additional comments from Bard College President Leon Botstein.
Extra: Additional comments from conductor Juan Felipe Molano.

September 10

Summer Youth Music Programs. Guests: Voices from this summer's El Sistema New Jersey Alliance camp and concert.

September 3

Celebrating US National Parks. Guests: Victoria Hutter, assistant director of public affairs for media relations, National Endowment for the Arts; Jonathan Bailey Holland, composer; Emlyn Johnson, flutist; Susan Balik, manager of cultural affairs, Passaic County Community College.

August 27

Diversity in the arts/orchestras. Guests: Mark Hanson, Executive Director/CEO, Houston Symphony; Donna Shen, board member and Asian Community Leadership Council member, Houston Symphony.

August 20

Diversity in the arts/orchestras. Guests: Susan Stucker, Chief Operating Officer, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Bob Wagner, principal bassoonist, NJSO; Jessica Schmidt, director of education and community engagement, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and independent consultant on diversity issues.

Extra: Additional comments from Miriam Overton, director of development of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, about its post-flood recovery.

August 13

Diversity in the arts/orchestras. Guests: Suzanne Perrino, senior vice president of education and strategic implementation, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Anne Parsons, CEO, Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

August 6

The public domain at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival. Guests: Jane Moss, artistic director, Mostly Mozart Festival; composer David Lang.

July 30

Diversity in the arts/orchestras. Guests: Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras; Donna Walker-Kuhne, vice president of community engagement, New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

July 23

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.

Extra: Additional comments from the four composers attending the Institute.

Extra: Additional comments from Institute Director Steven Mackey.

Extra: Additional comments conductor David Robertson.

July 16

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.

July 9

Guests: Nigel Redden, director, Lincoln Center Festival; Composer Huang Ruo.

July 2

Guests: Gabriel van Aalst, incoming president and CEO, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Laura Reynolds, director of education and community engagement, Seattle Symphony.

June 25

Diversity in the Arts/Orchestras - Excerpts from the League of American Orchestras annual conference. Guest: Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, LAO

June 18

Guests: Michael Capasso, general director, New York City Opera

June 11

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.

June 4

Guests: Jeremy Rothman, vice president of artistic planning, Philadelphia Orchestra; Music teacher Rubi Martinez-Bernet, owner of "Andrea the Piano."

May 28

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.

May 21

Guests: Nancy King, artistic director, Opera Wilmington (NC); Peter Szep, Chairman, New York Opera Festival; Benjamin Spierman, Managing Director, Bronx Opera.

May 14

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.

May 7

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.

April 30

Guest: Bruce Burchmore, producer and director, Harpsichordia and Stonebreaker (about harpsichordist Scott Ross).

April 23

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.

April 16

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.

April 9

Guests: Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Litton-Lodal Music Director, American Boychoir School; Xian Zhang, Music Director Designate, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

April 2

Guest: Kelly Hall-Tompkins, concertmaster of Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof orchestra.


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