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The State of the Arts: Mark Steighner
Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association’s Artistic Director, Mark Steighner will talk to Suzanne about their upcoming online auction event, The Show Must Go On! and discuss impacts of the pandemic on the Gorge area artists.
John Pitman Review: Calidore Quartet Estelle Choi
Program director John Pitman discusses the second release by the Calidore String Quartet, which contemplates the intersection of music and language. Violinist Estelle Choi, one of the four founding members of Calidore, share how “the desire to explore the innate human drive for communication”, became the focus of their new recording. Choi describes the inspiration for Three Essays by Caroline Shaw, Robert Schumann’s String Quartet No. 3, and String Quartet No. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich.
The State of the Arts: Scott Showalter and Lorin Dunlop
Scott Showalter of Oregon Symphony and Lorin Dunlop, Program Director of Murdock Trust, discuss The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s recent grant (of $1 million) to help the Oregon Symphony invest in new, state-of-the-art acoustics and the ability to livestream concerts at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
Where We Live: Marin Alsop
Host John Pitman talks to Marin Alsop about her passion for mentorship in her work with the Taki Concordia Fellowship. The Taki Fellowship is currently a two-year award that primarily includes intensive coaching and mentoring with Marin Alsop and other music industry professionals.
Where We Live: Recording Inclusivity Initiative
Host and Producer Raúl Gómez-Rojas dives into the Recording Inclusivity Initiative. The Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) was created by All Classical Portland, a public radio station based in the Pacific Northwest, in collaboration with N M Bodecker Foundation and Naxos Records. RII seeks to address the gap of classical music composers and musicians from underrepresented communities that make it into the concert hall and onto the airwaves. With your nominations, we will work together to change America’s playlist by producing new high-quality recordings of classical music by underrepresented composers. Learn more at allclassical.org/recordinginclusivity
John Pitman Review: Osvaldo Golijov on "Falling Out of Time"
John interviews composer Osvaldo Golijov about the new album that features the Silkroad Ensemble. Falling Out of Time, which was written for the ensemble by longtime collaborator/composer Osvaldo Golijov, is an 80-minute tone poem based on David Grossman’s novel about parental grief and loss. In John’s interview with the composer, Mr. Golijov likened it to the dark, late works of Goya and Rembrandt. Falling Out of Time includes 13 tracks featuring 13 members of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble, and is a Silkroad Ensemble commissioned work.