Indiana Philharmonic conductor David Bowden describes to WFIU's George Walker the challenges of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. He admits that Beethoven asks the chorus to do things that you really shouldn't ask a chorus to do. And he makes his case for it, along with Bach's B-minor Mass, being one of the two ultimate choral orchestral pieces of Western Music.
Singer Steve Lippia returns to Columbus, Indiana for a concert that will include music of Indiana natives Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter.
Soloist Cathy Rund, who’ll be singing with her husband Rex Rund and receiving a bit of assistance from their daughter Emma, talks about the upcoming concert and their part in the joy.
Organist Daniel McKinley talks about coming back to Columbus, to the organ and the church where he was music director for many years, to play “Friday Night Live” with the Columbus Philharmonic.
The orchestra’s principal clarinetist, Tasha Warren, is actually flying back from a year long teaching appointment to be the soloist for Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. She talks about how her last name first condemned her and then permitted her to play the clarinet and the difficulties in playing the Mozart on a modern instrument.
As a student musician, the regional orchestra plays a vital role in developing the skills necessary to succeed. In the first installment of her Regional Orchestras series, arts reporter Annie Corrigan talks to two young musicians who are making the rounds in southern and central Indiana’s ensembles.
Pianist Jeffrrey Biegel talks about the joy of discovering that the beloved Leroy Anderson had written a piano concerto and about adding eighty-eight missing measures to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
WFIU’s George Walker talks with vocal soloist Kate Hamilton about the upcoming Columbus Indiana Philharmonic program entitled “Salute 2007.”