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Author: Ashley Pribyl

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A podcast dedicated to exploring the diversity and relevance of symphonic music focusing on the mid-Missouri area brought to you by the Missouri Symphony with support from the Missouri Humanities Council.
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In this episode, Dr. Ashley Pribyl chats with Jorge Casco, owner and executive director of FLY dance company, the gentleman of hip-hop. They discuss the relationship between hip-hop and classical music, how art can help inspire students to improve their lives, and why the gap between Berlioz and Grandmaster Flash might be smaller than you think. The theme for MOSY Motifs is the overture to Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, recorded by Cristian Chiappini & Orchestra dell'Università di Firenze. Music examples:London Symphony Orchestra, under Stanley Black plays Claude Debussy's Clair de LuneIgor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring remixed by Barry BrakeAntonín Dvořák's Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8 , Sir Simon Rattle, conductor · Berliner PhilharmonikerThese complete examples, as well as more music related to this episode, can be found here or on our YouTube page.Support the show (https://themosy.org/donate/)
In this episode, Dr. Brandon Boyd helps Ashley and all our listeners prepare for MOSY's Juneteenth celebration on Saturday! Don't know what Juneteenth is? Don't worry! Dr. Boyd explains the origins of the holiday, as well as the difference between spirituals and gospel music. He and Ashley also cover the pieces to be performed on Saturday and the power music and singing have to build community.The theme for MOSY Motifs is the overture to Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, recorded by Cristian Chiappini & Orchestra dell'Università di Firenze. Music examples:Naguanda Nobles sings "Deep River""Lift Every Voice and Sing" by the Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri"Hold On!" Arranged by Brandon BoydThese complete examples, as well as more music related to this episode, can be found here or on our YouTube page.Support the show (https://themosy.org/donate/)Support the show (https://themosy.org/donate/)
Join Dr. Ashley Pribyl as she interviews St. Louis Symphony violist Michael Casimir about his experience as a musician of color. In this episode, the two explore the importance of teaching, how to reach diverse audiences, the historical and systematic barriers faced to expanding participation in classical music, and why everyone should love the viola!The theme for MOSY Motifs is the overture to Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, recorded by Cristian Chiappini & Orchestra dell'Università di Firenze. Music examples:Lawrence Power, Maxim Vengerov, UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra perform Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSinfonia concertante in E flat major, K. 364Michael Casimir and Nathan Chan, Dmitri Shostakovich's Preludes for Two Violins, arr. for Viola and CelloBrian Owens and the 442s, Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come"Tyler Stahl and Michael Casimir, "Come Back Inside"These complete examples, as well as more music related to this episode, can be found here or on our YouTube page.Support the show (https://themosy.org/donate/)
In this episode, Dr. Ashley Pribyl interviews Dominican conductor/composer and current St. Louis resident Darwin Aquino. Join them as they discuss the history of classical music on the island of Hispaniola, the important impact of El Sistema in Latin America, how the publishing industry impacts composer diversity, and Aquino’s own journey of becoming a world-renowned composer and conductor. They also discuss the wide variety of amazing music by Latinx composers, giving quite a few specific examples for you to explore! Listen to more of his music at www.darwinaquino.com. The theme for MOSY Motifs is the overture to Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, recorded by Cristian Chiappini & Orchestra dell'Università di Firenze. Music examples: Charles P. Phillips performs “4 Danzas” by Ludovic LamotheBBC Symphony Orchestra, Finale from Engima Variations by Edward ElgarYouth Orchestra of the Americas and the Dom. Rep. National Youth Orchestra, Yo Aminicana by Darwin AquinoFrankfurt Radio Symphony, Danzas de Ballet “Estancia” by Alberto GinasteraPhilharmonie de Paris, La Noche de los Mayas by Silvestre RevueltasHeidelberg Youth Chamber Orchestra, Fuga con Pajarillo by Aldamaro Romero  These complete examples, as well as more music related to this episode, can be found here or on our YouTube page.Support the show (https://themosy.org/donate/)Support the show (https://themosy.org/donate/)
Join Dr. Ashley Pribyl as she interviews Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Science and Professor of Music at the University of Missouri. They discuss the first major black opera diva, Camilla Williams, Mizzou's musical response to the 2015 protests, and what true diversity and inclusion in classical music would mean.The theme for MOSY Motifs is the overture to Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, recorded by Cristian Chiappini & Orchestra dell'Università di Firenze.Music examples:Camilla Williams sings "Beau Soir" by Claude DebussyMarian Anderson sings the spiritual "Deep River"New Symphony Orchestra conducted by Trevor Harvey performs Fela Sowande's African Suite"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess (1959 film version)These complete examples, as well as more music related to this episode, can be found here or on our YouTube page.Support the show (https://themosy.org/donate/)
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