David Effron will lead the IU Phil in a symphony composed in a period of relative calm and happiness in Mahler's life.
Mahler being perhaps the most morbid of all classical composers, it is fitting that we use the anniversary of his death as a chance to look back on his music.
According to O'Connor, “The three poles or sources of my music are classical, folk and jazz. My two mentors were the great Texan and south western style fiddler Benny Thomasson and the French jazz violinist Stephan Grappelli. As to classical, I have to say that I’m a Beethoven man.”
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the music Hungary saw a growth and world-wide popularity it hadn't seen before or since. Composers like Bela Bartok, Franz Liszt and Zoltan Kodaly became household names, at least in the homes of classical music aficionados. On this week's featured CD, cellist Mark Kosower and pianist Jee-Won Oh celebrate the music written by these composers and others for the versatile combination of cello and piano.
The pianist returns for her second time to play with the Terre Haute Symphony under David Bowden in a concert featuring Brahms’ Concerto No. 1. Di reflects on her ideas about the balance between the soloist and the orchestra and the emotional content of this early piece.
WFIU’s George Walker talks with composer David Baker.
WFIU’s George Walker talks wtih conductor Charles Latshaw
WFIU’s George Walker talks with cellist Anne Martindale Williams about the Terre Haute Symphony’s opening gala concert.
WFIU’s George Walker talks with conductor David Bowden about “America: Dare to Dream,” the upcoming concert of the Terre Haute Symphony.
WFIU’s George Walker speaks with David Bowden, conductor of the Terre Haute Symphony, about their upcoming performance.