Zero Crossings – February 09, 2015 – Dirk Meyer

10714478_687892511300885_4264777335567580717_oThis show featured an interview with conductor Dirk Meyer, who is a finalist candidate for the post of Music Director with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. In part the show was devoted to promoting an upcoming February 21 concert of the Orlando Philharmonic at Bob Carr Hall featuring Dirk Meyer conducting and soloist Conrad Tao.

The music aired during the program included:
Richard Strauss – Don Juan, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic
Conrad Tao – The Four Elements I. Earth; II. Water; III. Air; IV. Fire, from Supernova: Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra
Mozart – The Abduction from the Seraglio Overture

Unfortunately there is no archive recording available of this show or interview. Maestro Meyer and I had an excellent conversation that explored his extensive work with contemporary music and living composers, some of the differences between training in Germany and the U.S., his hopes and plans for the Orlando Philharmonic, and the path that led him to be one of the five finalists for the position this year. I also spoke about Conrad Tao as composer, pianist and prodigy. My sincere apologies to Dirk and the Orlando Philharmonic for the technical problems that caused the loss of this particular archive. In lieu of the recording, below I’ll share the Spotify playlist that was used during the show.

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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