A bi-weekly podcast, Soundweavers explores the triumphs and tribulations of the chamber music community through conversations with emerging and established performers, composers, and educators. Through dialogue with guest artists and ensembles, we delve into what it means to present contemporary and traditional classical, jazz, and folk music in today’s ever-shifting gig economy.
3.04 Juliani Ensemble
This week Rosy chats with members of the Juliani Ensemble - Anita Graef, Julian Graef and Emily Seaberry. They speak about maintaining ensemble longevity, the role of family within the ensemble, and Julian's experience of transforming a barn into a concert hall. Juliani Ensemble is currently preparing the launch of its new chamber music festival, the Tallgrass Chamber Music Festival, for summer 2023.
To learn more about the Juliani Ensemble and/or the Tallgrass Chamber Music Festival, please visit https://www.julianiensemble.org/ and https://tallgrassfestival.org/.
3.03 Derby City Music Festival
In this episode, Rosy chats with Nicholas Finch, Artistic Director of Derby City Chamber Music Festival and Principal Cellist of the Louisville Orchestra.
Derby City Music Festival 2023 will take place on May 23rd, 25th and 30th at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY.
To reserve tickets or find out more about the festival, visit https://derbycitychamberfest.org/
To learn more about Nicholas Finch, visit http://nicholasfinch.com/
3.02 Arthur Keegan
In this episode, Rosy delves into deep conversation with British composer Arthur Keegan. They speak about his new song cycle based on the works of author Thomas Hardy, grad school funding, and the virtues of patience when examining one's own career trajectory.
If you would like to support the Hardy project or preorder the album, please visit Arthur’s Kickstarter at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wessexlovesongs/help-us-record-an-album-celebrating-hardys-poetry-and-music
3.01 Icarus Quartet
In this episode, Rosanna chats with the Icarus Quartet - Larry Weng, Christopher Goodpasture, Matt Keown, and Jeff Stern - about building repertoire, working with composers, maintaining a work-life balance, and the practical realities of recording.
To find out more about Icarus Quartet, visit https://icarusquartet.org/
Icarus Quartet’s debut album Big Things can be heard at https://icarusquartet.bandcamp.com/album/big-things
3.00 Season Introduction - What is a "Soundweavers"?
Welcome to Season 3 of the Soundweavers Podcast!
In this short introductory episode, host Rosanna Moore, editor Evan Henry and producer Nikolas Jeleniauskas chat about the direction they are hoping to take the show this season. They also discuss the upcoming guests for the next four episodes: Icarus Quartet, Arthur Keegan, Derby City Music Festival and the Juliani Ensemble.
Soundweavers Podcast will be on hiatus until next year.
As someone who is by no means an expert in music, this podcast has helped me to learn more about the current music industry. Great podcast! I can’t wait to hear more! Keep up the great work!
Soundweavers - hits a high note
What a great opportunity for musicians to hear/learn from chamber groups how they have created their own successes and managed the hiccups along the way. Well done!