Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Zero Crossings – March 16, 2015, featuring an interview with conductor Leslie Dunner

dunner2Today’s show featured an interview with Leslie Dunner, who is a finalist candidate for the post of Music Director with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
On Saturday, March 21 at 8PM Dunner will lead the Orlando Philharmonic through a program that includes Samuel Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra, Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto (featuring Rimma Bergeron-Langlois) and Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable” at Orlando’s Bob Carr Theater.

The music aired during the program included:
Leslie Dunner – Motherless Child Songs I. Motherless Child; II. I Gave My Love a Cherry; III. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen; IV. Deep River, from Open Boundaries (Innova)
Mary Watkins – Five Movements in Color I. Once Upon a Time; II. Soul of Remembrance; III. Urban Suave and Dance Survivalist; IV. Slow Burn; V. Drive By Runner, from Recorded Music of the African Diaspora (Albany)
Jean Sibelius – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 47, I. Allegro moderato, Hilary Hahn and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

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      Zero Crossings – March 16, 2015, Leslie Dunner, Conductor

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.

Zero Crossings – January 05, 2015 – Eric Jacobsen and Wu Man

WuThis featured the return of New York-based cellist and conductor Eric Jacobsen, who is a finalist candidate for the post of Music Director with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as an interview with Wu Man, who will be performing this Saturday at the Bob Carr with the Orlando Philharmonic.

I interviewed both Eric Jacobsen and Wu Man. The music aired during the program included:

Tan Dun – Concerto for String Orchestra & Pipa: I. Andante Molto; II. Allegro; III. Adagio
Lou Harrison – Pipa Concerto: I. Allegro, from Traditions and Transformations
Terry Riley – The Cusp of Magic: II. Buddha’s Bedroom
Zhao Jiping – Pipa Concerto

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      Zero Crossings – January 05, 2015, with Eric Jacobsen and Wu Man

Zero Crossings – December 15, 2014 – Eric Jacobsen

JACOBSENThe show began with an interview with New York-based cellist and conductor Eric Jacobsen, who is a finalist candidate for the post of Music Director with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

The music aired during the program included:

Vijay Iyer – Dig the Say, from Brooklyn Rider: Brooklyn Rider Almanac
Colin Jacobsen – Exit, from Brooklyn Rider: Brooklyn Rider Almanac
Osvaldo Golijov – Last Round, Britten Sinfonia
Tan Dun – Concerto for String Orchestra & Pipa: I. Andante Molto; II. Allegro; III. Adagio; IV. Allegro Vivace, Moscow Soloists, with Wu-Man, Pipa
Astor Piazzolla – Histoire du Tango: I. Bordel 1900; II Cafe 1930; Nightclub 1960, from Tango de Piazzolla
Zoë Keating – Tetrishead, from One Cello x 16: Natoma
Halou – Hollywood Ending (feat. Zoe Keating), from Halou
Maya Beiser – Kasmir, from Uncovered

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      Zero Crossings – December 15, 2014, with Eric Jacobsen

Zero Crossings – December 8, 2014 – Robert Carpenter and the Tuba

RCatWPRKThe focus of today’s show was recent music for tuba, because for the second half of the show I conducted an interview with Robert Carpenter, the principal tubist for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Oystein Baadsvik – Fnugg, from Tuba Carnival
Michael Daugherty – Reflections on the Mississippi for Tuba and Orchestra: I. Mist, II. Fury, III. Prayer”, IV. Steamboat
John Williams – Wild Signals, from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
John Williams – Tuba Concerto – I. Allegro Moderato, II. Andante misterioso, III. Allegro Molto
Timothy Buzbee – Six Pack: Blowing Off Steam, Discotheque, Melancholy, Anger, Inebriated, Invincible, from Buzzed (Albany Records 2008)
Daniel Crozier – Caccia for three tubas, from 2013 BUTI Recital, Robert Carpenter, Tuba
Robert Spillman – Two Songs: I, Andante, II. Allegro, from 2013 BUTI Recital, Robert Carpenter, Tuba

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      Zero Crossings – December 8, 2014, with Robert Carpenter