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ZERO CROSSINGS – AUGUST 17, 2015, FEATURING CONCERTOS BY FRENCH COMPOSERS

Today’s show featured concertos by French composers. The music aired during the program included: Camille Saint-Saens – Organ Symphony #3, performed by Alberto Lizzio and the Munich Symphony Maurice Ravel – Concerto in G Major for Piano, performed by Inon

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ZERO CROSSINGS – AUGUST 10, 2015, FEATURING AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL PIANO MUSIC

Today’s show featured experimental piano music by American composers. The music aired during the program included: Louis Moreau Gottschalk – Le Banjo, from DeGaetano plays Gottschalk Charles Ives – Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord. Mass., 1840-60”, performed by Gilbert Kalish

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ZERO CROSSINGS – AUGUST 3, 2015, FEATURING AN INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN SIEFFERT

Today’s show featured an interview with dulcimer player Stephen Siefert. Siefert was in town from Nashville to perform with the Orlando Philharmonic for their concert featuring music of the Americas. Led by Duo Sole (Mauricio Céspedes Rivero and Alexander Stevens),

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ZERO CROSSINGS – JULY 27, 2015, FEATURING AN INTERVIEW WITH DOSIA MCKAY

Today’s show featured an interview with North Carolina based composer Dosia Mckay. The music aired during the program included: Dosia McKay – Is Now Not Enough?, from Glossolalia (2014) Dosia McKay – Three Monologues, from Glossolalia (2014) Dosia McKay –

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ZERO CROSSINGS – JULY 20, 2015, FEATURING PRINCIPALS FROM THE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC

Today’s show featured an interview with Diane Bishop, principal bassoonist and Jamie Strefeler, principal oboist with the Orlando Philharmonic. They came to talk about their musical experiences and discuss their July 20 program at the Plaza Live featuring Anton Reicha’s

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ZERO CROSSINGS – JULY 13, 2015, FEATURING ENDLESS IMMERSION BY DOSIA MCKAY

Today’s show featured a single, two-hour piece on a newly released double CD called Endless Immersion by North Carolina based composer Dosia Mckay. Mckay’s music has been aired on this program twice before. An interview with and more music by

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ZERO CROSSINGS – JULY 6, 2015, FEATURING LIVING COMPOSERS FROM BRAZIL

Today’s show featured music by living Brazilian composers, ending with pieces by Libby Larsen and Stella Sung, both composers to be featured on a string quartet concert the same evening at the Plaza Live by the Orlando Philharmonic. The music

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ZERO CROSSINGS – JUNE 29, 2015, FEATURING MUSIC OF JAMES HORNER AND LIVING COMPOSERS FROM ITALY

The first half of today’s show featured music by the late film-music composer James Horner, who died at age 61 on June 22, having crashed his personal plane in a solo flight in California. The second half of the show

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ZERO CROSSINGS – JUNE 22, 2015, FEATURING LIVING COMPOSERS FROM DENMARK

Today’s show featured music by living Danish composers. The music aired during the program included: Per Norgard – Symphony No. 5: I. Allegro; II. Allegro Feroce; III. Andante; IV. Allegro feroce, performed by the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Poul

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ZERO CROSSINGS – JUNE 8, 2015, FEATURING LIVING COMPOSERS FROM ESTONIA

Today’s show featured music by living Estonian composers. The music aired during the program included: Helena Tulve – L’ombre derrière toi, from Epifania Veljo Tormis – Curse upon Iron, performed by The Southern Chorale Veljo Tormis – Latvian Bourdon Songs:

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Quick Bio

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.

Read more in the biography section.