22 episodes

Orchestra Next brings together music and commentary in this podcast for the pandemic.

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Orchestra Next brings together music and commentary in this podcast for the pandemic.

    Ep 21 The Music of Louise Farrenc with Dr. Susan Pickett

    Ep 21 The Music of Louise Farrenc with Dr. Susan Pickett

    For this episode, Brian McWhorter talks with Dr. Susan Pickett - musicologist and professor emerita from Whitman College - to discuss composer Louise Farrenc (1804-1875). The upcoming Eugene Ballet/Orchestra Next production of Taming of the Shrew features Farrenc's music throughout, including all three of her symphonies as well as the Nonet. More information about the show can be found at eugeneballet.org



    Orchestra Next wants to thank all of our supporters who have made this podcast possible. If you’d like to help support our projects, please visit orchestranext.com.

    • 31 min
    Ep 20 – Heaven and Earth with Pius Cheung

    Ep 20 – Heaven and Earth with Pius Cheung

    For this episode, our guest is Pius Cheung, composer for Heaven and Earth - a new ballet set to premiere this April 16 and 17 with the Eugene Ballet at the Hult Center. We talk about the process for composing the piece and how it all came together with choreographer Suzanne Haag. Heaven and Earth featuring Orchestra Next's percussion ensemble has just been released on CD and you can find more information on our website.



    Orchestra Next wants to thank all of our supporters who have made this podcast possible. If you’d like to help support our projects, please visit orchestranext.com.

    • 27 min
    Ep 19 – Cinderella Dress Rehearsal Chat (Sarah Viens, Daniel Cho, Brian McWhorter)

    Ep 19 – Cinderella Dress Rehearsal Chat (Sarah Viens, Daniel Cho, Brian McWhorter)

    This episode was recorded immediately following the dress rehearsal for Eugene Ballet's production of Cinderella on Nov. 4, 2021. The performances mark 23 months(!) since Orchestra Next's last performance with the Ballet at the Hult Center...and there are a LOT of feelings about it all. Joining music director Brian McWhorter for this lively chat are general manager Sarah Viens and assistant conductor Daniel Cho.



    Orchestra Next wants to thank all of our musicians for hanging in there during this trying time. And we also wish to thank our supporters who have made this podcast possible. If you’d like to help support our projects, please visit orchestranext.com.

    • 23 min
    Ep 18 – Tony Glausi (extended interview)

    Ep 18 – Tony Glausi (extended interview)

    For this episode, we welcome ON alum Tony Glausi who many of our fans will remember from The Great Gatsby production. A few years ago, Tony made his way to New York City and finding a great deal of success - so we chat about this transition, some of the things he's learned, and what he's working on now. If you'd like to hear more of Tony's work (and we strongly recommend that you do!) go to www.tonyglausi.com



    Orchestra Next wants to thank all of our musicians for hanging in there during this trying time. And we also wish to thank our supporters who have made this project possible. If you’d like to help support this project, please visit orchestranext.com.

    • 57 min
    Ep 17 – Devised Project with #instaballet

    Ep 17 – Devised Project with #instaballet

    For this episode, we are proud to release 4 devised pieces that our student musicians worked on over the last several months. We worked with three dancers from #instaballet: Jade McAnally, Kyra Laubacher, and Tessa Castellano - and, once they recorded their videos, we got to work making music. Joining us to talk about the project (and listening to the music for the first time) are Jade and Kyra. If you'd like to see the videos, go to orchestranext.com/devisedproject



    Orchestra Next wants to thank all of our musicians for hanging in there during this trying time. And we also wish to thank our supporters who have made this project possible. If you’d like to help support this project, please visit orchestranext.com.

    • 16 min
    Ep 16 – Steve Vacchi and His Weird Instruments

    Ep 16 – Steve Vacchi and His Weird Instruments

    For this episode, Steve Vacchi takes us on a tour of his weird collection of instruments - from the contra-alto clarinet to something called the "hecklephone." Not only does Steve like to collect some of these strange horns, he also happens to sound incredible on them! Steve Vacchi is professor of bassoon at the University of Oregon and principal bassoon with Orchestra Next.



    Orchestra Next wants to thank all of our musicians for hanging in there during this trying time. And we also wish to thank our supporters who have made this project possible. If you’d like to help support this project, please visit orchestranext.com.

    • 47 min

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