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#347 Castor and Patience at Cincinnati Opera

Castor and Patience is a new opera by composer Gregory Spears and libretto by former poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith.  The opera takes on the pervasive barriers to land ownership for Black Americans by telling the story of two cousins' struggles to own and keep property long held by their family. … Continue reading #347 Castor and Patience at Cincinnati Opera

#346 Charles Mingus Centennial

Join us as we celebrate and honor the centennial of Charles Mingus! This episode will take a deep dive into his album Mingus Plays the Piano. Charles Mingus was a pioneer of the modern jazz movement and this album speaks to that. Amongst his vast discography, this album takes a slight departure from his typical … Continue reading #346 Charles Mingus Centennial

#345 Cross Roads

Host Austin Williams explores the cross roads of experimental music and Jazz. Many artists featured on today’s show come from the Twin Cities area which has a large free and experimental jazz scene. Much like one might see in an improvising chamber group or players working from a graphic score, the music you hear is … Continue reading #345 Cross Roads

#344 Escape Tones

Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? Hey, isn't that from the "Cheers" theme song? Yes it is but after the last couple of weeks who can disagree? Join host Austin Williams for a much-needed musical escape... MUSIC Conduit by Robert Honstein - Performed … Continue reading #344 Escape Tones

#343 Music By Tyondai Braxton

The former front man of experimental rock band Battles, Tyondai Braxton has since ventured out into composing a wide array of wildly inventive original music. He has been commissioned to write pieces for ensembles such as The Bang on a Can All Stars, Kronos Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, and Brooklyn Rider. Host Austin Williams plays … Continue reading #343 Music By Tyondai Braxton

#341 Ulysses Journey

February 2nd, 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce's landmark novel Ulysses. To celebrate the importance of this milestone, the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland (CMC) teamed up with the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) to present an international celebration across Ireland and Europe from February to June 2022.  Seth Boustead talks to the … Continue reading #341 Ulysses Journey

#340 Classical Next 2022 Part 2

Classical:NEXT is the global networking and exchange hub dedicated exclusively to classical and art music, for all professionals – artists, managers, presenters, orchestras, labels, educators, press, media, publishers and more. Seth Boustead traveled to Hannover to cover this extraordinary festival for Relevant Tones. Part 2 features music from the showcases, club nights and project pitches.

#339 Classical:Next 2022 Part I

Classical:NEXT is the global networking and exchange hub dedicated exclusively to classical and art music, for all professionals – artists, managers, presenters, orchestras, labels, educators, press, media, publishers and more. Back in person after two years, host Seth Boustead traveled to Hannover to cover this extraordinary festival for Relevant Tones. MUSIC Chanson Ruée - arranged … Continue reading #339 Classical:Next 2022 Part I