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The Forte Podcast is presented by the chamber music company Clarinet & Friends (based in Asheville, NC). 17 year-old Artistic Director and host, Aaron Lipsky, joins top names in music and the creative arts for a discussion about the different aspects of their work and what brought them there. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefortepodcast/support

The Forte Podcast Clarinet & Friends

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The Forte Podcast is presented by the chamber music company Clarinet & Friends (based in Asheville, NC). 17 year-old Artistic Director and host, Aaron Lipsky, joins top names in music and the creative arts for a discussion about the different aspects of their work and what brought them there. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefortepodcast/support

    Jazz Pianist Edward Simon - 2017 NAACP Image Award Winner

    Jazz Pianist Edward Simon - 2017 NAACP Image Award Winner

    Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, as a member of the all-star SFJAZZ Collective, pianist Edward Simon has been a Guggenheim Fellow along with being awarded multiple composition grants  as part of the Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works initiative. Simon,  a Yamaha artist, has recorded 16 albums as a leader or co-leader; his  latest is 25 Years, released via Ridgeway Records in October  2020. This follows Simon’s 2016 album Latin American Songbook, with the  four-and-a-half-star DownBeat review praising its “grand and  sophisticated” sound. Latin American Songbook also won Simon an NAACP  Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album. The New York Times has praised  Simon’s “light, warm touch” as a pianist, while Jazz Journal  International singled out “his deep emotional statements” as a composer  and improviser.


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    Cleveland Institute of Music Trombonist Phillip Williams on music and society's parallel movements and the need for racial equality

    Cleveland Institute of Music Trombonist Phillip Williams on music and society's parallel movements and the need for racial equality

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    Trombonist Phillip Williams is a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studies Classical Trombone Performance. 


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    • 58 min
    Anne Midgette - Former Washington Post Chief Classical Music Critic

    Anne Midgette - Former Washington Post Chief Classical Music Critic

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    Anne Midgette was the classical music critic of The Washington Post for 11 years, from 2008 to 2019. Before that, she was for seven years a regular contributor of classical music and theater reviews to The New York Times. She has also written about music, the visual arts, dance, theater and film for The Wall Street Journal, Opera News, The Los Angeles Times, Town & Country, and many other publications, reviewing and interviewing everyone from Spike Lee to Twyla Tharp, Marina Abramovic to Plácido Domingo. At the Post, she oversaw every aspect of classical music coverage, offset her music writing with occasional visual art reviews, and posted online as The Classical Beat. A graduate of Yale University, where she majored in Classical Civilization, she lived in Germany for 11 years, writing for a range of publications about music, the visual arts, theater, dance and film; editing a monthly magazine; working as a translator; and writing several travel guidebooks.


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    Brandon Patrick George - Flutist of the GRAMMY-Nominated Imani Winds

    Brandon Patrick George - Flutist of the GRAMMY-Nominated Imani Winds

    BRANDON'S DEBUT ALBUM IS OUT NOW ON ALL PLATFORMS- 

    Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/j-s-bach-boulez-aho-prokofiev-flute-sonatas-solo-works/1529663533

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    Brandon Patrick George is the flutist of the Grammy®-nominated Imani Winds, and has performed with many of the world’s leading ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). He has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie, the Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dresden Music Festival, and the Prague Spring Festival. An avid chamber musician, Brandon has collaborated with members of the Gryphon Trio, New York Philharmonic, Jasper String Quartet, and has performed live on New York's WQXR with harpist Bridget Kibbey. He has been hailed by The New York Times as “the elegant Brandon Patrick George”, as a “virtuoso” by The Washington Post, and called a “knockout musician with a gorgeous sound” by The Philadelphia Inquirer.


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Kari and Matt Landry of the Akropolis Reed Quintet

    Kari and Matt Landry of the Akropolis Reed Quintet

    THE BIKE PIECE WE TALKED ABOUT:

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    Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Akropolis Reed Quintetwas founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and is the first ever ensemble of its makeup to win seven national prizes including a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014) and Fischoff Educators Award (2015). Hailed by Fanfare Magazine for its “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality”, Akropolis has performed from Juneau to Abu Dhabi and delivers more than 120 annual performances and workshops annually. A maverick of new wind music, Akropolis has commissioned over 70 reed quintet works and recorded three albums, including its 2017 release, The Space Between Us, which the San Francisco Chronicle calls, “pure gold”. Akropolis has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & Chamber Music America for their adventurous artistry and compelling community programming in Detroit, MI.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    GySgt. Patrick Morgan - Principal Clarinet of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band

    GySgt. Patrick Morgan - Principal Clarinet of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band

    GySgt. Patrick Morgan currently serves as the Principal Clarinet and Concertmaster for "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, where he has served since 2008. He has played for Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, as well as making a recording of Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto which has now become a standard in the clarinet recording world. 
    Nielsen Clarinet Concerto recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y-3HelXglY

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