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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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Kickstarter Campaign. Guests: Jode Weisfield, vice president of development, and Al Jacobsen, senior manager of corporate and tour sponsorship, Pittsburgh Symphony.
Sphinx Comptition. Guests: Samuel Nebyu, Xavier Foley, and Sebastian Ortega, semi-finalists, Sphinx Competition, and Andre Dowell, artistic director and competition director, Sphinx Organization.
The future of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Guests: Gayle Rose, Memphis Symphony Board of Trustees Chair, and Roland Valliere, CEO and president, of the Memphis Symphony.
Regional 2014-2015 Season Preview - Highlights from the New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall season previews.
Grammy Preview. Guests: James Jordan, director, Williamson Voices at Westminster Choir College of Rider University; Kent Knappenberger, music teacher at Westfield Academy and Central School in Westfield, NY and this year's winner of the Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award; and Andrew DeNicola, director of bands at John P. Stevens High School in Edison, NJ, a finalist for the Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award.
One-hour Bach special. Guests: Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor and author, Bach - Music in the Castle of Heaven. And a look at the 100th birthday of Bach scholar William Scheide.
Guest: George Mathew, founder and artistic director, Music for Life International.
Opera Roundtable Part 2. Guests: David Devan, general director, Opera Philadelphia; Jason Tramm, artistic director; Mid-Atlantic Opera; Brendan Cooke, general director, Opera Delaware; and Sandra Millstein-Pucciatti, co-founder, Boheme Opera New Jersey.
Opera Roundtable Part 1. Guests: David Devan, general director, Opera Philadelphia; Jason Tramm, artistic director; Mid-Atlantic Opera; Brendan Cooke, general director, Opera Delaware; and Sandra Millstein-Pucciatti, co-founder, Boheme Opera New Jersey; Marc Scorca, President and CEO, Opera America.
Guest: Stephen Walsh, professor, Cardiff University, and author of Musorgsky and His Circle: A Russian Musical Adventure.
The arts and the U.S. Economy. Guests: Sunil Iyengar, director of research and analysis, and Bonnie Nichols, analyst, National Endowment for the Arts: Part 2 of Ann Meier Baker, president and CEO, Chorus America.
Why singing makes us happy - and the state of choral singing in the U.S. Guests: Stacy Horn, author, Imperfect Harmony, and Ann Meier Baker, president and CEO, Chorus America.
#GivingTuesday and year-end philanthropy. Guests: Asha Curran, 92nd Street Y, and Aaron Sherinian, vice president of communications, United Nations Foundation; and Sandra Minuitti, CFO, Charity Navigator.
Guest: Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras.
Remembering JFK, classically. Guests: Peter Bay, music director, Austin Symphony; Steven Mackey, composer.
Voices from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's College Night. Guests include Catherine Ogden Levin, NJSO vice president of marketing and external affairs, and Ruth Lipper, NJSO Board Co-Chair; Also - Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras, about other programs to attract college students.
Music and well-being, Part 2. Guests: Polly Kahn, vice president of learning and leadership development, League of American Orchestras; Joanne Loewy, director, Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine.
Music and well-being - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's health and wellness initiative. Guests: Jessica Ryan, manager of education and community programs at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Penny Brill, a PSO violist.
Exploring digital archives. Guest: Gino Francesconi, archive and Rose Museum director, Carnegie Hall.
Exploring digital archives. Guest: Barbara Haws, historian and archivist at the New York Philharmonic.
The week in performing arts news, good and bad. Guests: Douglas McLennan, editor of Arts Journal; Drew McManus, arts consultant and author of the blog Adaptistration; and Jeremy Rothman, vice president of artistic planning of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Nashville Symphony profile. Guests: Alan Valentine, CEO, Nashville Symphony; Laurie Davis, publicist, Nashville Symphony.
Emmy preview. Guest: Dirk Brosse, music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, whose score for the BBC/HBO miniseries Parade's End was nominated for an Emmy Award.
New York City Opera in crisis. Guests: George Steel, president and CEO, New York City Opera; Marc Scorca, president and CEO, Opera America.
More on the Minnesota Orchestra. Guests: Susan Schurman, Dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and Drew McManus, arts consultant and author of the blog Adaptistration.
An update on the Minnesota Orchestra. Guests: Michael Henson, CEO and President, The Minnesota Orchestra; Tim Zavadil, Minnesota Orchestra clarinetist and member of the musicians' negotiating team; Kenneth Huber, executive board member of Orchestrate Excellence and chairman of the organization's August 20th community forum; Euan Kerr, arts reporter, Minnesota Public Radio News.
Eastman School of Music's Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research. Guest: Douglas Lowry, Dean of the Eastman School of Music. Also - a conversation with composer Andrew Rudin about his online petition requesting that the Metropolitan Opera dedicate its opening night to the LGBT community.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's LumenoCity program. Guests: Louis Langree, music director, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Tim Maloney, president and CEO, The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation.
Summer Arts Camps. Guests: Ed Pratico, instructor, Kids Bridge to the Arts Camp in Trenton, NJ; William Powell, performing arts coordinator, Department of Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia; Kristen Madsen, senior vice president, Grammy Foundation.
Video game music. Guests: Jason Michael Paul, creator and producer, Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour; Roger Wight, director of artistic planning, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; and Sheila Evans, executive director, Allentown Symphony Orchestra.