Composer Ola Gjeilo was born in Norway in 1978 and moved to the United States in 2001 to begin composition studies at the Juilliard School. He’s a talented composer and pianist, who is now the composer-in-residence with the British vocal ensemble Voces8.
Breakfast Classics with Mike Goldberg—Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Breakfast Classics presents two hours of your favorite classical masterpieces, interspersed with works you may not be as familiar with. The show also features interviews with local and international artists, along with selections from new classical releases. It’s a great way to start your weekend mornings!
Esteemed cellist Amit Peled is highly respected on the worldwide stage as a performer and teacher. Currently on the faculty of the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, he leads The Amit Peled Peabody Cello Gang.
Symphony Spotlight highlights the careers of orchestral musicians across the country. My guest for our December segment is Sue Heineman, Principal Bassoonist for the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. Sue joined the NSO in 2000, after holding positions with the New Haven, Memphis, New Mexico, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras.
Renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has released her 35th album, “Fantasia.” The Los Angeles Times describes her playing as “vigorous mastery, unflinching technical skills and stylish elegance” and the Denver Post says “Anne Akiko Meyers is the coolest thing to happen to the violin since Stradivari.”
Superstar violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has released a new album “Fantasia.” This project centers around a piece written for her by the legendary Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. The recording also includes the famous “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel, as well as the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Karol Szymanowki.