59 min

SLSO Violist Michael Casimir on Performing While Black MOSY Motifs

    • Arts

Join Dr. Ashley Pribyl as she interviews St. Louis Symphony violist Michael Casimir about his experience as a musician of color. In this episode, the two explore the importance of teaching, how to reach diverse audiences, the historical and systematic barriers faced to expanding participation in classical music, and why everyone should love the viola!

The theme for MOSY Motifs is the overture to Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, recorded by Cristian Chiappini & Orchestra dell'Università di Firenze.
 Music examples:

Lawrence Power, Maxim Vengerov, UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K. 364

Michael Casimir and Nathan Chan, Dmitri Shostakovich's Preludes for Two Violins, arr. for Viola and Cello

Brian Owens and the 442s, Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come"

Tyler Stahl and Michael Casimir, "Come Back Inside"

These complete examples, as well as more music related to this episode, can be found here or on our YouTube page.
Support the show (https://themosy.org/donate/)

Join Dr. Ashley Pribyl as she interviews St. Louis Symphony violist Michael Casimir about his experience as a musician of color. In this episode, the two explore the importance of teaching, how to reach diverse audiences, the historical and systematic barriers faced to expanding participation in classical music, and why everyone should love the viola!

The theme for MOSY Motifs is the overture to Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, recorded by Cristian Chiappini & Orchestra dell'Università di Firenze.
 Music examples:

Lawrence Power, Maxim Vengerov, UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K. 364

Michael Casimir and Nathan Chan, Dmitri Shostakovich's Preludes for Two Violins, arr. for Viola and Cello

Brian Owens and the 442s, Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come"

Tyler Stahl and Michael Casimir, "Come Back Inside"

These complete examples, as well as more music related to this episode, can be found here or on our YouTube page.
Support the show (https://themosy.org/donate/)

59 min

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