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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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December 13

Guest: Judith Clurman, conductor, Essential Voices USA about their new CD Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit.

December 6

Osseily Hanna, filmmaker and author, Music and Co-existence: A Journey Across the World in Search of Musicians Making a Difference.

November 29

Holiday Travel spotlight. Guests: Ranaan Meyer, double bass player, Time for Three; Heather Noonan, vice president for advocacy, League of American Orchestras.

November 22

Scott Robinson, founder, CEO, Pennsylvania Philharmonic; Michael Butterman, Music Director, Pennsylvania Philharmonic; Brendan Cooke, General Director, Opera Delaware.

November 15

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Writer-in-Residence program. Guests: Ricky O'Bannon, BSO Writer-in-Residence; Eileen Andrews, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, BSO.

November 8

Dvorak's 9th Symphony Goes Home. Guests: Barbara Karpetova, director, Czech Center New York; Barbara Haws, archivist/historian, New York Philharmonic; Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair of Music, New York University.

A Tempo Extras - hear additional commentary from Rachel's guests:

Barbara Karpetova
Barbara Haws
Micheal Beckerman

November 1

Music and Mental Health. Guest: Dr. Richard Kogan, psychiatrist and guest lecturer for NAMI-Mercer's Night Out with NAMI.

October 25

Guest: Jamal Rossi, Joan and Martin Messinger Dean, Eastman School of Music.

October 18

Guest: Fred Bronstein, Dean, Peabody Institute, The Johns Hopkins University.

October 11

Guests: Jacques Lacombe, music director, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; James Roe, president and CEO, NJSO; David Hayes, director of orchestral and conducting studies, Mannes College The New School for Music.

October 4

Guest: Robert Freeman, author, The Crisis of Classical Music in America: Lessons from a Life in the Education of Musicians.

September 27

Guests: Charles and Mirella Affron, authors, Grand Opera: The Story of the Met.

September 20

Bounce - The Basketball Opera. Guests: Grethe Barrett Holby, executive and artistic director, Ardea Arts; Torrie Allen, Producer, "Bounce"; Daniel Bernard Roumain, composer; and Charles R. Smith, Jr, librettist.

September 13

The New York Philharmonic's Art of the Score Festival. Guests: Edward Yim, VP of Artistic Planing, NY Philharmonic VP, and Betsey Tumarkin, Artistic Planning Manager.

September 6

A Curtis Institute and Pennsylvania Ballet collaboration for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Guests: Composers Rene Orth and Alyssa Weinberg, PA Ballet dancer Kelsey Hellebuyck; Nick Stuccio, president FringeArts.

August 30

Young Philanthropy. Guests: High School student Emily Wang, who with her brother donated summer earnings to the Wharton Music Center's El Sistema-inspired Paterson Music Project; Karen Deschere and Susan Oldroyd, executive director and director of development and marketing, respectively, of the Wharton Music Center.

August 23

Resolving the Metropolitan Opera Contract disputes. Guests: Jennifer Maloney, reporter, Wall Street Journal, and Drew McManus, consultant and author of Adaptistration blog. Also: Music critic Lawrence Johnson on the American Music Project foundation.

August 16

The American Ballet Theatre at 75 and its historical archives. Guests: Rachel Moore, CEO, American Ballet Theatre, and Loras Schissel, music specialist, Music Division, Library of Congress.

August 9

Guests: John Nuechterlein, president and CEO, American Composers' Forum, and Ed Harsh, President and CEO, New Music USA (Part 2).

August 2

Guests: John Nuechterlein, president and CEO, American Composers' Forum, and Ed Harsh, President and CEO, New Music USA (Part 1).

July 26

Guests: Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer John Luther Adams (Part 2); and composer Steven Sametz.

July 19

Guests: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck remembers Lorin Maazel; Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer John Luther Adams (Part 1).

July 5

Composers and Ballet. Guests: Composer Rosie Langabeer, and Lois Welk, director of Dance/Up.

June 28

The Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. Guests: Jacques Lacombe, music director, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Steven Mackey, professor, Princeton University.

June 21

Giving and the Arts. Guests: L. Gregg Carlson, chair, Giving USA Foundation; Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy, Americans for the Arts; and Eileen Heisman, CEO, National Philanthropic Trust.

June 14

National service and the arts. Guests: Elizabeth Warshawer, executive vice president, The Curtis Institute of Music, and Mackenzie Moritz, associate director for strategic partnerships for The Franklin Project of The Aspen Institute.

June 7

Guest: Natasha Simone Vargas, the Poetry Out Loud NJ state champion who finished third in the NEA's national competition. Extra: Extended interview with Amy Bartow-Melia, director of public programs, Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History, about 200th anniversary celebrations for the U.S. National Anthem.

May 31

The Pennsylvania Ballet. Guests: Roy Kaiser, artistic director, and Michael Scolamiero, executive director.

May 24

The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. Guests: Zuhal Sultan, founder, and Paul MacAlindin, conductor.

May 17

A Preview of the Proms. Guest: Roger Wright, director, BBC Proms.

May 10

Salome MashUp. Guests: Allison Vulgamore, president and CEO, Philadelphia Orchestra, and David Devan, general director, Opera Philadelphia.

May 3

A look at Broadway. Guests: Howard Shapiro, theater critic at The Classical Network; Dessie Moynihan, vice president of creative projects, The Shubert Organization.


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