With Rachel Katz
A Tempo is a 30-minute public affairs program devoted to issues, challenges and opportunities facing the performing arts.The show examines the impact of the economy, technology, and social and cultural changes on musicians, ensembles, venues and other organizations involved with the arts. It also looks into the importance of music and arts education, and public support and appreciation, including philanthropy. In addition to one or two feature interviews, the show includes a short selection of news headlines from around the arts world. A Tempo airs Saturdays at 7 pm.
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Diversity in Ballet. Excerpts from a talk given by American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland at Princeton University, and conversations with students and other attendees.
Music education and appreciation. Guests: Debra Reilly, strings specialist/orchestra director, Parkland School District, Allentown, PA, and a finalist for 2015 Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award; Clarice Thornton Davis, author, Wilhelmina's Butterflies.
Guests: Annie Burridge, managing director, Opera Philadelphia; William Burden, tenor; and Youngmoo Kim, resident technologies, Opera Philadelphia.
Extra: Additional comments on Opera Philadelphia's new opera initiatives
2015-2016 Season Previews (New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia Orchestra). Guest: Yannick Nezet-Seguin, music director, Philadelphia Orchestra.
Recent research about participation in the arts. Guest: Sunil Iyengar, director, NEA Office of Research and Analysis.
Philadelphia Orchestra's LiveNote App. Guest: Jeremy Rothman, vice president of artistic planning, Philadelphia Orchestra.
Guest: Pamela Katz, author, The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women and Germany on the Brink.
Guests: Drew McManus, arts consultant and blogger, Adaptistration.com; Jenny Silva, CEO, Sheet Music Plus; Wendy Shay, acting chair and audiovisual archivist, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
The Psalms Project. Guests: John Nelson, founding artistic director, Soli Deo Gloria; Joseph LoSchiavo, president/CEO, Soli Deo Gloria; Paul Moravec, composer; Lori Corssin, cantor, Temple Emanu-El, New York City; Kent Tritle, director of music, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City.
Guest: Victoria Bond, composer, about her new children's Hanukkah opera and her contribution to the Psalms Project organized by Soli Deo Gloria.
Guest: Judith Clurman, conductor, Essential Voices USA about their new CD Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit.
Osseily Hanna, filmmaker and author, Music and Co-existence: A Journey Across the World in Search of Musicians Making a Difference.
Holiday Travel spotlight. Guests: Ranaan Meyer, double bass player, Time for Three; Heather Noonan, vice president for advocacy, League of American Orchestras.
Scott Robinson, founder, CEO, Pennsylvania Philharmonic; Michael Butterman, Music Director, Pennsylvania Philharmonic; Brendan Cooke, General Director, Opera Delaware.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Writer-in-Residence program. Guests: Ricky O'Bannon, BSO Writer-in-Residence; Eileen Andrews, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, BSO.
Dvorak's 9th Symphony Goes Home. Guests: Barbara Karpetova, director, Czech Center New York; Barbara Haws, archivist/historian, New York Philharmonic; Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair of Music, New York University.
A Tempo Extras - hear additional commentary from Rachel's guests:
Music and Mental Health. Guest: Dr. Richard Kogan, psychiatrist and guest lecturer for NAMI-Mercer's Night Out with NAMI.
Guest: Jamal Rossi, Joan and Martin Messinger Dean, Eastman School of Music.
Guest: Fred Bronstein, Dean, Peabody Institute, The Johns Hopkins University.
Guests: Jacques Lacombe, music director, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; James Roe, president and CEO, NJSO; David Hayes, director of orchestral and conducting studies, Mannes College The New School for Music.
Guest: Robert Freeman, author, The Crisis of Classical Music in America: Lessons from a Life in the Education of Musicians.
Guests: Charles and Mirella Affron, authors, Grand Opera: The Story of the Met.
Bounce - The Basketball Opera. Guests: Grethe Barrett Holby, executive and artistic director, Ardea Arts; Torrie Allen, Producer, "Bounce"; Daniel Bernard Roumain, composer; and Charles R. Smith, Jr, librettist.
The New York Philharmonic's Art of the Score Festival. Guests: Edward Yim, VP of Artistic Planing, NY Philharmonic VP, and Betsey Tumarkin, Artistic Planning Manager.
A Curtis Institute and Pennsylvania Ballet collaboration for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Guests: Composers Rene Orth and Alyssa Weinberg, PA Ballet dancer Kelsey Hellebuyck; Nick Stuccio, president FringeArts.
Young Philanthropy. Guests: High School student Emily Wang, who with her brother donated summer earnings to the Wharton Music Center's El Sistema-inspired Paterson Music Project; Karen Deschere and Susan Oldroyd, executive director and director of development and marketing, respectively, of the Wharton Music Center.
Resolving the Metropolitan Opera Contract disputes. Guests: Jennifer Maloney, reporter, Wall Street Journal, and Drew McManus, consultant and author of Adaptistration blog. Also: Music critic Lawrence Johnson on the American Music Project foundation.
The American Ballet Theatre at 75 and its historical archives. Guests: Rachel Moore, CEO, American Ballet Theatre, and Loras Schissel, music specialist, Music Division, Library of Congress.
Guests: John Nuechterlein, president and CEO, American Composers' Forum, and Ed Harsh, President and CEO, New Music USA (Part 2).
Guests: John Nuechterlein, president and CEO, American Composers' Forum, and Ed Harsh, President and CEO, New Music USA (Part 1).