One Symphony with Devin Patrick Hughes-logo

One Symphony with Devin Patrick Hughes

Music Podcasts

A podcast that explores classical music’s relevance in our modern lives. Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes will share with you stories and conversations with musicians, composers, and artistic entrepreneurs that aim to unite us into one symphonic world. New episodes every other Monday.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast that explores classical music’s relevance in our modern lives. Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes will share with you stories and conversations with musicians, composers, and artistic entrepreneurs that aim to unite us into one symphonic world. New episodes every other Monday.

Language:

English

Contact:

6153647656


Episodes
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Dementia Friendly Concerts with Ralph Patrick

4/15/2024
In this episode of One Symphony, host Devin Patrick Hughes sits down with Ralph Patrick, a former pastor and Alzheimer's Association collaborator, to explore the profound impact of music on individuals living with dementia. Patrick shares his personal experiences and insights, discussing how live musical performances can engage, stimulate, and connect with those affected by this challenging disease. Discover the steps musical organizations can take to create dementia-friendly programs and learn about the cognitive benefits of music for individuals with dementia. Don't miss this thought-provoking discussion on the transformative power of music and its ability to reach the deeper, inner self beyond cognition. Ralph Patrick, a former pastor and Alzheimer’s Association collaborator is the son of Jean who died of Alzheimer's in 2012. Her diagnosis in 2001 led him to join the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. He has presented hundreds of education classes, as well as providing consultationg services for both caregivers and those living with dementia, and has been a collaborator and presenter with Boulder Symphony creating Sensory Friendly concert series, reaching thousands in Colorado and beyond. 00:00 Introduction to the Power of Music in Dementia Care 00:14 Early Experiences and Realizations 01:59 The Impact of Music on Dementia: Recorded vs. Live 04:31 Advancements and Community Engagement in Music Therapy 07:08 Orchestras and Ensembles: Engaging with Dementia Programs 09:56 Tailoring Music Programs for Different Stages of Dementia 16:59 The Therapeutic Benefits of Music for Dementia 18:51 The Role of Orchestras in Supporting Dementia Communities 22:10 The Deep Connection Between Music and Memory 23:28 Preventative and Therapeutic Benefits of Music 25:08 Closing Thoughts and Encouragement Thank you for joining us on One Symphony. Thanks to Ralph Patrick for sharing his expertise and stories. You can find more info at https://www.alz.org or https://bouldersymphony.org/outreach/ or linkedin.com/in/ralph-patrick-69734215 Musical selections on this episode today include You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music!

Duration:00:31:11

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Brittany J. Green: Composer of New Frontiers

4/1/2024
In this episode of One Symphony, host Devin Patrick Hughes welcomes rising star composer, performer, and educator Brittany Green to discuss her boundary-pushing work and perspective on the future of classical music in the 21st century. Green, who started out in music education before pivoting to composition in her 20s, brings a multifaceted approach to her practice. Through projects like the Young Composers Project, she blends her interests in composing and teaching, working with K-5 students to collaboratively create music using tools like Max MSP. During the pandemic shutdowns, Green delved further into live electronics and narration as a form of performance, drawing inspiration from artists in the black arts and poetry space to bring fresh aesthetics to her classical compositions. A major theme in Green's music is the "construction, displacement and rupturing of systems." She sees composers throughout history, from Beethoven onwards, as mold-breakers who redefined expectations. Green explores concepts like building and dismantling rhythmic structures, and cutting through established textures and timbres, to allow new musical ideas to emerge from the breakage and slippage. Pieces like "Against Sharp" express this through incessant repeated notes that slowly erode into legato lines and expanded harmonic material. Intellectually, Green relates this to the ideas of cultural scholars like Bell Hooks and José Muñoz around disrupting systems of domination from the margins. When it comes to expanding classical music's reach, Green emphasized the importance of authentic community engagement. Through her "community engaged residencies" with orchestras around the country, she aims to have genuine dialogue with communities about their interests and needs, rather than just bestowing a pre-packaged experience upon them. Finding collaborators within communities and among outside artists doing impactful work elsewhere allows for rich cross-pollination of ideas. Regional orchestras especially are well-positioned to connect with local institutions and build meaningful, reverberating programming. Green sees opportunities to lead audiences to appreciate new musical experiences they "don't know they don't know." While some may assume anything written recently is inaccessibly avant-garde, the reality is new classical music spans a wide range of genres and aesthetics. With creative programming that makes unexpected connections between old and new works, and provides helpful context, orchestras can open listeners' minds and excite their curiosity to discover fresh voices. Even as artificial intelligence emerges as a tool for music creation, Green believes the most vital qualities of composition will remain the domain of humans. AI may be able to generate music that is theoretically "correct," but it is the element of surprise, of flouting expectations in ways only a human can anticipate, that makes music truly interesting. Moreover, the physically and emotionally resonant experience of making and sharing live music, and literally feeling sound together in community, is not something AI can replicate. Incorporating interdisciplinary storytelling is another way Green seeks to connect on a deep level. Her piece "Garden On Green Street" features recorded interviews with her mother and aunt musically manipulated to form an intergenerational dialogue with ancestors. The multimedia work "Thresh and Hold" transforms sounds like chains and rocks collected from her family's land into instruments channeling memories of slavery and freedom. Green's compositions often explore themes of constructing, displacing, and disrupting systems. Drawing inspiration from composers throughout history who defied conventions, she employs techniques like developing and dismantling rhythmic structures, and allowing new musical ideas to emerge from ruptured textures and timbres. Works such as "Against Sharp" exemplify this approach, while engaging with cultural theories...

Duration:00:38:28

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Dan Visconti, Engaging New Symphonic Audiences

3/18/2024
Composer Dan Visconti joins host Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony to discuss his innovative approaches to engaging new audiences with classical music. In this in-depth interview, Visconti shares valuable lessons from his wide-ranging collaborations, including projects with incarcerated youth, refugees, and interactive opera productions. He delves into his concept of "civic practice," which involves directly engaging communities in the artistic process to address social issues. Visconti also provides insight into his own boundary-pushing compositions, such as "Low Country Haze" and "Living Language," and the intricacies of cross-genre collaboration. Throughout the conversation, Visconti's deep commitment to expanding the reach and relevance of classical music is evident. He offers thought-provoking perspectives and practical strategies for how orchestras can adapt to the needs and interests of 21st-century audiences. This interview is essential viewing for anyone passionate about the future of classical music and its capacity to inspire positive social change. 00:00 Introduction and Visconti's Early Musical Influences 00:30 The Importance of Play and Discovery in Musical Development 01:47 Visconti's Transition from Violin Performance to Composition 03:30 The Impact of The Beatles and Classical Music on Visconti's Style 04:33 Strategies for Audience Engagement and Defying Conventions 05:02 Visconti's Projects and Experiences in Music and Social Impact 07:39 Harnessing the Power of Music in Civic Practice 08:53 A Case Study: Music Programs for Incarcerated Youth 17:18 The Significance of Music in Community Engagement Efforts 17:34 Designing Interactive Concert Experiences for Modern Audiences 32:43 Balancing Artistic Vision and Practicality in Composition 33:00 "Low Country Haze": A Musical Interpretation of the American Road Trip 38:03 The Dynamics of Collaboration in Music from a Composer's Perspective 42:58 Conclusion: Visconti's Vision for the Future of Music and Collaboration Thank you for joining us on One Symphony. Thanks to Dan Visconti for sharing his music and wealth of knowledge. You can find more info and connect with Dan at https://www.danvisconti.com Musical selections on this episode today include Music Box (River Silver) Fifth House Ensemble December 1952 Composed by Earle Brown David Tudor Deep Listening - Ione Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster & Panaiotis Low Country Haze (Version for Chamber Orchestra) Scharoun Ensemble Berlin Drift of Rainbows Humble Pie Composed by Dan Visconti You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music!

Duration:00:49:07

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Henry Fogel, Shepherding American Orchestras

3/4/2024
On this episode of One Symphony, conductor Devin Patrick Hughes interviews Henry Fogel, a prominent figure in the orchestral music field. Fogel discusses his early life in music, his exciting journey in radio, and his passion for making symphonic music more accessible. They also delve into Fogel's contribution to orchestras as a director and a manager. From his beginnings in a home where Broadway musicals were the high end of musical taste, to his rise as a key figure in the world of orchestral music, Fogel’s insights on board members and anecdotes about conductors provide a unique window into the business side of the symphony orchestra. Henry Fogel has served as President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, where he significantly impacted the orchestral landscape by supporting and consulting with over 190 orchestras during his tenure. His leadership as President of the Chicago Symphony for 18 years saw substantial growth in the organization's endowment and community engagement efforts. Henry’s extensive career also includes leadership positions at the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C., and the New York Philharmonic. He is actively involved in various nonprofit boards and serves as Chair of the Chicago Classical Music Recording Foundation. Henry’s contributions to the American symphonic landscape have been recognized through honorary doctorate degrees and many awards, including the League of American Orchestras' Gold Baton Award. Beyond his professional achievements, Fogel is an accomplished narrator and producer, sharing his passion for classical music over the radio waves for 5 decades. Henry enjoys spending time with his children, grandchildren, and pursuing his interest in Chinese cuisine. Thank you for joining us on One Symphony. Thanks to Henry Fogel for sharing his wealth of wisdom. Musical selections on this episode today include Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: I. Kyrie: No. 1, Kyrie eleison I (Chorus)[Music Download] From the album Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 By: The Netherlands Bach Society & Jos van Veldhoven Glagolitic Mass, From the album Janáček: Glagolitic Mass - Martinů: Field Mass By: Czech Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Václav Neumann, Josef Veselka, Jan Hora, Gabriela Beňačková, Věra Soukupová, František Livora, Karel Průša Berwald: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major - I. Allegro risoluto[Music Download] From the album Schubert: Symphony No.4 "Tragic" / Berwald: Symphonies Nos.3 "Singulière" & 4 By: Berliner Philharmoniker and Igor Markevitch Symphony No. 9 in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: V. Allegretto[Music Download] From the album Shostakovich: Symphony Nos. 5 & 9 By: Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Corigliano: Symphony No. 1[Music Download] Symphony No. 1: I. Apologue. Of Rage and Remembrance By: Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5[Music Download] Symphony No. 5, Op. 50, FS 97, CNW 29: I. Tempo giusto - Adagio By: Leonard Bernstein and the Royal Danish Orchestra https://www.wfmt.com/programs/collectors-corner-with-henry-fogel/ https://devinpatrickhughes.com You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music!

Duration:00:51:34

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Tchaikovsky Revealed with John Suchet

2/19/2024
In an in-depth interview, Devin Patrick Hughes speaks with former ITN journalist, ClassicFM host, and biographer John Suchet discusses his transition from journalism to classical music as a career because of his connection to Tchaikovsky's music. He shares his initial love for Tchaikovsky's melodies, developing an understanding of music through learning jazz trombone, and his eventual passion for writing about classical music composers. John touches upon Tchaikovsky's struggle with his identity and homosexuality, and how it influenced his symphonic works. Additionally, he considers the debate about Tchaikovsky's dubious death and the bizarre relationship that Tchaikovsky had with Nadezhda von Meck, his best-known patroness. John believes his approach to understanding music is through the man and not the music, and shares never before heard anecdotes about Tchaikovsky’s relationships with other men. 00:00 Introduction and Early Life 00:16 Transition into Classical Music 00:34 Tchaikovsky's Early Musical Journey 01:49 Tchaikovsky's Career in Journalism 02:57 Tchaikovsky's Love for Classical Music 03:43 Tchaikovsky's Writing Career 04:13 Tchaikovsky's Love for Other Composers 05:47 Tchaikovsky's Self Doubt 08:13 Tchaikovsky's Struggles with Homosexuality 10:27 Tchaikovsky's Marriage and its Impact 11:57 Tchaikovsky's Influence and Legacy 28:28 Tchaikovsky's Death and its Controversy 38:47 Conclusion: Tchaikovsky's Enduring Impact As the host of The Classic FM Concert with John Suchet for 12 years, John Suchet is a household voice in classical music and broadcasting. Before his career at Classic FM, John was celebrated as one of the nation's foremost reporters and newscasters. At ITN, he covered pivotal global events such as the Iranian Revolution, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the Philippines Revolution. He has earned accolades including Television Reporter of the Year and Television Newscaster of the Year. In 2008, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal Television Society, marking his remarkable career spanning nearly four decades in television news. John's lifelong passion for classical music, particularly the works of Beethoven, has been a driving force in his life. He authored seven books focusing on the legendary composer, with his latest publication, a special 250th anniversary edition of "Beethoven — The Man Revealed," released in 2020. His dedication to promoting classical music earned him prestigious honors such as an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Dundee and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music. He has also authored books on Verdi, the Strausses, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, the Man Revealed, which is the subject of today’s discussion. Thank you for joining us on One Symphony. Thanks to John Suchet for sharing his wealth of knowledge. You can find more info at JohnSuchet.co.uk and pick up a copy of Tchaikovsky The Man Reveals, and other books by great composers of John’s wherever you get your books. Musical selections on this episode today include Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony by the Berlin Phil, Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony by Vienna Phil and Herbert von Karajan,, Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz by the Vienna Phil and Willi Boskovsky, Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Three Suites by Duke Ellington, Tchaikovsky’s First String Quartet by the Emerson String Quartet, and the Nutcracker by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/one-symphony-with-devin-patrick-hughes-_UBbpoivcA3/ https://www.audible.com/pd/One-Symphony-with-Devin-Patrick-Hughes-Podcast/B08K57VY49

Duration:00:47:06

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Eric Booth: Teaching Artist and the Art of Connection

2/5/2024
In this insightful discussion, Devin Patrick Hughes is joined by Eric Booth, a lifelong teaching artist, elaborates on his experiences with teaching artistry and its importance in bridging the gap between classical music and broader audiences. Booth shares his perspective on what constitutes a teaching artist, emphasizing that their role extends beyond teaching a specific art form to activating the creative abilities in others. He also discusses the concept of “entry points,” which allows non-experts to make personally-relevant connections to musical pieces. Booth further explores the notion of open rehearsals, creating room for audience engagement, question-asking and building up appreciation for the technical skills of musicians. Furthermore, Booth touches upon the importance of celebrating mistakes as part of the creative process, fostering growth mindset and nurturing artist expression. Eric Booth has been honored with The Arts Education Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts, and was named one of the “50 most influential people in the American arts.” After many years as a Broadway and classical actor, successful businessman, and author of The Everyday Work of Art and The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible, he launched his work in teaching artistry in 1979. He launched the teaching artist program at Juilliard, and has taught at Stanford University, NYU, Tanglewood and the Lincoln Center Institute where he now leads the Teaching Artist Development Labs. He advises El Sistema programs in the U.S. and many countries; and consults with arts organizations, cities, states and national governments on arts learning. He gave the keynote address to UNESCO’s first ever worldwide arts education conference, and is widely called “the father of the teaching artist profession.” Thank you for joining us on One Symphony. Thanks to Eric Booth for sharing his life’s worth and wealth of knowledge. You can find more info at www.teachingartistsmakingchange.com or www.ericbooth.net Musical selections on this episode today include Stravinsky’s Elégie for Viola Solo from the album Boulez Conducts Stravinsky and Deutsche Grammophon. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! www.ericbooth.net https://www.soundespressivocompetition.com/judges-panel/devin-patrick-hughes

Duration:00:37:07

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Chen Yi: Composer Harmonizing Cultures through Music

1/22/2024
Celebrated composer Chen Yi shares her life's journey with host Devin Patrick Hughes. Chen Yi touches upon her roots in China, how classical music came into her life due to her music-loving parents, and the experience of living through the Cultural Revolution. She credits her upbringing and early life experiences for shaping her perspective towards education, community service, and music. Chen Yi moved to Beijing after the Cultural Revolution to study music and was one of 32 selected from 20,000 applicants to study at the Beijing Central Conservatory. She talks about the various musical styles she learned and how they inspired her compositions. The discussion gives an insight into Chen Yi's blend of Western and Chinese musical traditions, drawing from her experiences, culture, and a wide range of musical techniques. Chen Yi also talks about 'Momentum,' one of her favorite works, and how the community and society have inspired her compositional process. Thank you for joining us on One Symphony. Thanks to Chen Yi for sharing her incredible music and wealth of knowledge. You can find her music where ever you listen. Musical selections on this episode today include Momentum and Duo Ye From the album Best of Chen Yi by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Ge Xu: (Antiphony) was from the album The Women’s Philharmonic: The Music Of Chen Yi. Viola Concerto Shian Shi was from Chen Yi: Concertos for String Instruments by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project & Gil Rose. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! 00:00 Introduction and Early Life 00:39 Musical Beginnings and Cultural Revolution 02:17 Post-Cultural Revolution and Education in Beijing 02:36 Influence of Chinese Traditional Music 03:28 Experiences in Countryside and Folk Music Influence 04:24 Journey to Western Classical Music 05:06 Language and Music: A Unique Blend 05:39 Career as a Concertmaster and Composer 06:03 Folk Song Collection and Composition 08:03 Moving to the United States and Further Studies 08:16 Residency at the Women's Philharmonic 08:34 Community Engagement and Education Programs 11:39 Career as an Educator 12:40 Discussion on Cultural Revolution and Music 13:22 Influence of Chinese Folk Music Storytelling 17:31 Incorporating Chinese Instrumental Techniques into Western Instruments 20:22 Breaking Barriers and Creating a Unique Musical Language 28:26 Commemorating Major Events and Depicting Rituals in Music 46:42 Bringing Different Worlds Together in Music 50:53 Advice for Young Composers 51:34 Conclusion https://www.presser.com/chen-yi https://twitter.com/devinphughes https://www.muvac.com/en/profile/devin-patrick-hughes

Duration:00:57:44

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Rachel Barton Pine, Violin Virtuoso Bridging Boundaries

1/8/2024
Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes is joined by the remarkable violin virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine on One Symphony. Dive into Rachel's intriguing blend of genres from her early beginnings with the violin and her Chicago Symphony debut, to her exploration of heavy metal and traditional fiddling styles. Rachel shares how experience with modern composers enhances her interpretation of historical pieces, and dishes about her exhilarating experience with premiering Earl Maneein's Dependent Arising. The talk also includes a deep dive into her latest album featuring Shostakovich's first violin concerto and the origin of her iconic Del Gesù violin. The interview concludes with her love for Chicago. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs with the world's leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, and Camerata Salzburg. She has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, PBS NewsHour, A Prairie Home Companion, and NPR’s Tiny Desk. During the pandemic, she performed the entire solo violin part of 24 different violin concertos for her live, weekly series “24 in 24: Concertos from the Inside.” Her RBP Foundation assists young artists through its Instrument Loan Program and Grants for Education and Career, and runs the groundbreaking Music by Black Composers project which was launched in 2001. She holds prizes from several of the world’s leading competitions, including a gold medal at the 1992 Bach International Violin Competition in Leipzig, Germany. Thank you for joining us on One Symphony. Thanks to Rachel Barton Pine for sharing her talents and stories. You can find her music where ever you listen. Music selections performed by Rachel come from the Album Dependent Arising including Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto no. 1 and Earl Maneein’s Dependent Arising, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Tito Munoz. Malek Jandali’s Violin Concerto was performed by Rachel along with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop conducting. Thanks to Cedille Records for making this episode possible. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! 00:00 Introduction and Early Musical Journey 00:17 Discovering Heavy Metal and Merging Genres 00:41 Exploring Musical Tastes and Influences 01:29 The Impact of a Chicago Bulls Playoff Game 02:55 Bridging Classical and Rock Genres 04:20 Exploring Different Fiddle Styles 05:03 Incorporating Metal into Classical Music 05:44 The Influence of Shostakovich and Metal Music 08:47 The Role of Music in Social Justice 11:04 The Connection Between Music and History 11:52 The Universality of Classical Music 12:22 Collaboration with Malik Jandali 34:07 The Role of Workshopping in Music 36:05 The Influence of Chicago on Musical Career Rachel Barton: Blending Genres and Bridging Worlds Through Music It's not every day that you encounter a musician who, at a young age, found a passion for both classical and heavy metal music. Rachel Barton's story is a testament to the power of music to transcend boundaries and genres. A Musical Prodigy Meets Heavy Metal Rachel started her journey with the violin at three and a half years old, debuting with the Chicago Symphony at age 10. Around this time, she discovered heavy metal music, which marked her first encounter with the music of Shostakovich. Rachel reflects on her early years, "I enjoyed a variety of music beyond classical. My parents played blues at home, and I was really drawn to heavy metal, especially thrash." A Turning Point: Performing at a Chicago Bulls Game A pivotal moment came when Rachel played the national anthem at a Chicago Bulls playoff game. Her unique rendition caught the public's attention, leading to a realization....

Duration:00:46:07

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Trace Bundy Guitarist & Acoustic Ninja

9/25/2023
Devin welcomes Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy, who's music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers. Bundy’s unique career has brought him across the world, with concerts in 28 countries and counting - from performance halls of South Korea and Italy, to remote villages in Zimbabwe and Guatemala. He has independently sold over 150,000 albums on his record label, Honest Ninja Music. His video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 45 million YouTube views to date. Thank you for joining us on One Symphony. Thanks to Trace Bundy for sharing his music and story. You can find his music where ever you listen. And he’s playing live in concert with Boulder Symphony this Friday night at Boulder Theatre. Works on the show today include music written and performed by Trace Bundy, U2, and Pachelbel from the albums Elephant King and Adapt. Thanks to Honest Ninja Music for making this episode possible. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Thank you to Johnson & Stories, Suerte Tequila, & Chuck & Margit Porter for making this episode possible. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! https://tracebundy.com https://www.johnsonandstories.com https://drinksuerte.com https://devinpatrickhughes.com https://bouldersymphony.org

Duration:00:33:18

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Dvorak’s New World Symphony in Context with Douglas Shadle

7/18/2023
As an advocate of historically marginalized composers, musicologist Douglas Shadle is a leading voice in public discussions about the role of symphony orchestras and orchestral music in American life. On the latest episode of ONE SYMPHONY, we discuss his latest book, Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony (Oxford, 2021), as well as his first book, Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise (Oxford, 2016), which explores the volatile relationships between composers, performers, critics, and audiences throughout the 19th century and demonstrates why American composers rarely find a home on concert programs today. Shadle is also a highly-regarded expert on fellow Little Rock native Florence Price, the first African American woman to win international acclaim as a composer. His research on Price has been featured in The New Yorker, New York Times, and NewMusicBox. Shadle’s second book recontextualizes Antonín Dvořák’s iconic New World Symphony within the complex landscape of American culture at the end of the nineteenth century. Shadle’s publications have won two ASCAP Deems/Taylor Virgil Thomson Awards, the Society for American Music Irving Lowens Article Award, the inaugural American Musicological Society H. Robert Cohen/RIPM Award, and the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Award for Research. Shadle joined the Blair School faculty in 2014 and has served as the chair of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology since 2019. Thank you for joining us on One Symphony. Thanks to Douglas Shadle for sharing his knowledge and insights, you can find Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony where you get your books. Works on the show today included Dvorak’s American String Quartet performed by the Prague Quartet and his Ninth Symphony with Charles Mackerras and the London Philharmonic, Myun-Wun Chung and the Vienna Philharmonic, and Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! https://www.pricefest.org/about/douglas-shadle https://devinpatrickhughes.com onesymphony.org

Duration:01:00:33

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Jeffrey Nytch: Creating a Renaissance Musician

6/23/2023
Jeffrey Nytch joins conductor Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony. Jeffrey has built a diverse career as a composer, educator, performer, and thought leader in arts entrepreneurship. His music has been performed at major venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, MoMA, and many others. His international reputation as an arts entrepreneurship educator includes numerous awards, including the Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Award from the U.S. Assn. of Small Business & Entrepreneurship and the Sharon Alpi Award for Innovative Pedagogy from the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education. His groundbreaking book, The Entrepreneurial Muse applies traditional entrepreneurial theory to the performing arts. Since 2009, he has served on the faculty of The University of Colorado-Boulder, where he is an Associate Professor of Composition and serves as Director of The Entrepreneurship Center for Music, one of the leading programs of its kind. Thank you for joining us for on One Symphony. Thanks to Jeffrey Nytch for sharing his music and insights, you can get more info at https://www.jeffreynytch.com. Works on the show today included Jeffrey’s For the Trees played by the Ivalas Quartet and Seize the Sun performed by Carpe Diem String Quartet. Thank you to Kim at Johnson&Stories for editorial contributions! You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! https://www.jeffreynytch.com https://devinpatrickhughes.com/ https://onesymphony.org/ https://www.johnsonandstories.com/

Duration:00:47:21

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Eldbjørg Hemsing & Nature’s Violin

6/3/2023
Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing, who joins Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony, seeks to introduce classical music to new audiences all over the world. She has recorded three award-winning albums, premièred several highly acclaimed new compositions and appears in the world’s most celebrated concert halls, including Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. She has performed with orchestras around the world including the Oslo Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Shanghai and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras and many more. She has appeared as Norway’s cultural ambassador at venues such as the United Nations and the Shanghai Expo, and has travelled the world with Norway’s royal family. Some of her many roles to make music more assessable is as co-founder of the Hemsing Festival and the artistic director of SPIRE, an innovative annual mentoring program within the Nordland Music Festival in Bodø, which promotes and supports young artists in their personal and artistic development. Thank you for joining us for on One Symphony. Thanks to Eldbjørg Hemsing for sharing her performances and insights, you can get more info https://www.eldbjorgmusic.com. Works on the show today included The Arctic Suite by Jacob Shea, The Return of the Sun and Under the Arctic Moon by Frode Fjellheim, Peer Gynt Suite and Last Spring by Edvard Grieg, and A Hidden Life by James Newton Howard. Thank you to all amazing performers featured on today’s show including: Eldbjørg Hemsing, the Arctic Philharmonic, Frode Fjellheim, and the New York Philharmonic & Leonard Bernstein. Thanks to Sony Music Entertainment for helping to make this episode possible. Thank you to Kim at Johnson&Stories for editing the episode! You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! https://www.eldbjorgmusic.com/ https://devinpatrickhughes.com/ https://www.johnsonandstories.com/

Duration:00:34:11

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Peter Boyer: Carrying the Torch of American Music

1/31/2023
PETER BOYER is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation, joins Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony. He’s conducted and been commissioned by ensembles around the world including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kennedy Center for the National Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, and “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, along with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Nashville Symphony, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Boyer’s Grammy-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America, has become one of the most performed American orchestral works of the last 15 years and was featured on PBS’ Great Performances in 2018. In 2019, Boyer received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which is officially recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of the most prestigious American awards. Peter Boyer is active in the film and television music industry. He has contributed to more than 35 feature film scores from all the major movie studios and has composed scores for The History Channel and even arranged for the Academy Awards! Thank you for joining us for on One Symphony. Thanks to Peter Boyer for sharing his music and insights, you can get more info at https://propulsivemusic.com. Works of his heard today include Fanfare, Hymn and Finale; Elegy, Balance of Power, and Ellis Island - the Dream of America. Thank you to all amazing performers featured on today’s show including: Peter Boyer, the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, & Peter Schreier. Thanks to the record labels Naxos and Universal International Music for making this episode possible. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music!

Duration:00:53:12

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Michael Torke, Master of Musical Color

1/23/2023
American composer Michael Torke joins conductor Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony. Michael Torke's music has been hailed as "some of the most optimistic, joyful and thoroughly uplifting music to appear in recent years" by Gramophone, and the composer has been commissioned by such orchestras as The Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony; and by ballet and opera companies around the world including the Met and the English National Opera. He has been commissioned by Disney and Absolute Vodka, has written incidental music for The Old Globe Theater, and has been composer in residence with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Beginning his career with exclusive contracts with Boosey and Hawkes, and Decca Records, he now controls his own copyrights and masters through his publishing company, Adjustable Music, and record company, Ecstatic Records. Hailed as a "vitally inventive composer" by the Financial Times and "a master orchestrator whose shimmering timbral palette makes him the Ravel of his generation" by the New York Times, Michael Torke’s recent work, SKY, written for violinist Tessa Lark, was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize, and was nominated for a Grammy for best classical instrument solo. Thank you for joining us for on One Symphony. Thanks to Michael Torke for sharing his music and insights, you can get more info at https://www.michaeltorke.com. Works of his heard today include Ecstatic Orange, Time, Bright Blue Music, Being, Sky, and Four Proverbs. Thank you to all amazing performers featured on today’s show including: And thanks to Michael Torke, Ecstatic Records, Albany Records, Columbia Records, and Decca Music Group for making the show possible. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Thanks to Mary and Diane for making this episode possible! Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music!

Duration:00:40:53

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Vitaliy Katsenelson, Soul in the Game

1/9/2023
Vitaliy Katsenelson joins Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony. He was born in Murmansk, USSR, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1991. Vitaliy became CEO of Investment Management Associates in 2012 and has written two books on investing and for publications including Financial Times, Barron’s, Institutional Investor and Foreign Policy. Vitaliy’s articles can also be found at ContrarianEdge.com and on the Intellectual Investor Podcast. Soul in the Game is a book of inspiring stories and hard-won lessons on how to live a meaningful life. Drawing from the lives of classical composers, ancient Stoics, and contemporary thinkers, Katsenelson weaves together a tapestry of practical wisdom that has helped him overcome his greatest challenges: in work, family, identity, health – and in dealing with success, failure, and more. Part autobiography, part philosophy, part creativity manual, Soul in the Game is a unique and vulnerable exploration of what works, and what doesn’t, in the attempt to shape a fulfilling and happy life. Thank you for joining us for on One Symphony. Thanks to Vitaliy Katsenelson for sharing his wealth of knowledge, you can check out Soul in the Game where you get your books and myfavoriteclassical.com. Thank you to all amazing performers featured on today’s show: Valentina Lisitsa, Michael Francis and the London Symphony, Roger Norrington and the London Classical Players, Valery Gergiev and the Vienna Philharmonic, Yevgeny Mravinsky and the Leningrad Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Lang Lang, Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony, Bernd Glemser, Antoni Wit, and the Polish National Radio Symphony. You can learn more about Vitaliy at https://contrarianedge.com/. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music!

Duration:00:57:28

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Cracking Tchaikovsky’s Nuts

12/24/2022
Go behind the scenes with conductor Devin Patrick Hughes as we take a historical, musical, and cultural tour through one of the greatest works of art of the 19th century, the Nutcracker! Who did Tchaikovsky collaborate with? What were some of his inspirations to write the Nutcracker? Did Tchaikovsky enjoy writing the Nutcracker? How did he work with the choreographer? Along with keeping most ballet companies alive by selling out houses for over a century, Tchaikovsky’s music and its ability to bring a story to life will forever ignite out imaginations and creativity during the holidays and beyond. The Nutcracker becomes one of the sounds, smells and tastes of our holiday spirit and the solstice, along with the season of renewal, and the affirmation that life can be exactly what you create it to be. Thank you to all the incredible record labels and performers who made this episode possible. Ensembles: Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, Apotheosis Orchestra, Ensemble Musica Nigella, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Oslo Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Conductors: Valery Gergiev, Korneel Bernolet, Takénori Némoto, Jan Koetsier, Gustavo Dudamel, Mariss Jansons Soloists: Éléonore Pancrazi, Rita Streich, Melitta Muszely, Raimund Grumbach, (singers); Philippe Bianconi, pianist Labels: Philips, Apotheosis, Klarthe, La Dolce Volta, Classical Moments, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Decca Thank you to all our listeners and supporters for joining us on One Symphony in 2022. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org. Please feel free to rate review or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! https://devinpatrickhughes.com https://www.dailycamera.com/2022/10/19/nightmares-severed-heads-and-shrieks-of-agony-colorado-chamber-players-and-arapahoe-phil-embrace-the-macabre-for-weekend-concerts/ https://www.cpr.org/2022/11/16/boulder-symphony-pianist-shangru-du/

Duration:00:31:18

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Classic Holiday Film Music

12/1/2022
The holidays are a great time to catch up on all our favorite movies, and many of these films wouldn’t enjoy the popularity they do without their amazing soundtracks! Today on One Symphony, we want to share with you some of our Holiday Film Score favorites! Join conductor Devin Patrick Hughes as he explores some classical films scores including Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas from Meet Me in St. Louis, Gremlins by Jerry Goldsmith, Home Alone by John Williams, and Danny Elfman's Nightmare Before Christmas. Along the way we explore how these mammoth scores were influences by composers and works like Aaron Copland, Hector Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Kurt Weill, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Schubert, and many more! Thank you to all the amazing performers and record labels who made this episode possible including Danny Elfman, Disney, Judy Garland, UMG Recordings, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Geffen Records, the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Silva Screen Records, Warner Brothers, Orchestra of the Marinsky Theatre and Valery Gergiev, Universal Music, Atlanta Symphony and Louis Lane, Alessio Randon and Naxos, the Boston Symphony and Charles Munch, Valentina Lisitsa, Michael Francis and the London Symphony, Ute Lemper, Jeff Cohen and the RIAS Sinfonietta Berlin, with John Mauceri on Decca, Everest Records, Katherine O’Hara, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Daniel Barenboim, and Mel Torme. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to lend your support to the podcast. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music!

Duration:00:30:08

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Jeff Beal Composer & Musical Dramatist

10/10/2022
Composer Jeff Beal, a musician with a genre-defying dramatic fluidity joins conductor Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony. His film scores have received critical acclaim, while he remains active and relevant in the concert, theater, and dance worlds. Jeff’s evocative score and theme for House of Cards received four Emmy Award nominations, and recently won for outstanding score, bringing Beal’s Emmy tally to fifteen nominations and four statues. Other lauded series and film scores include HBO’s Carnivale, Rome, and the documentaries Blackfish and Queen of Versailles and the dramas Pollock and Appaloosa. Jeff’s orchestral works have been commissioned and performed by major orchestras, choruses, chamber groups, and soloists across the globe. Born and raised in the San Fransisco Bay Area, Jeff graduated from the Eastman School of Music where he and his wife Joan recently donated $2 million to the creation of The Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media. Thank you for joining us for our third season on One Symphony. Thanks to Jeff Beal for sharing his music and wealth of knowledge. Thanks to the New Hollywood String Quartet, Hila Plittman, Leonard Slatkin, and the Eastman Philharmonia and Supertrain Records for making this episode possible! You can check out Jeff’s music including his new album The Paper Lined Shack wherever you listen to your music, and online at http://www.jeffbeal.com. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! http://www.jeffbeal.com http://onesymphony.org https://devinpatrickhughes.com

Duration:00:56:46

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Jason Vieaux, Maestro of the Guitar

9/21/2022
Devin Patrick Hughes is joined by Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux is described by NPR as “the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” and by HuffPost as “revitalizing the classical guitar.” As a soloist and chamber musician for festivals like San Francisco Performances, Ravinia, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Concert Hall, and featured soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, and more, Jason is considered one of the world’s leading classical guitarists. Jason just released “Bach Volume 2: Works for Violin” on Azica Records to critical acclaim and “Shining Night” with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers was released in May. He recently recorded Pat Metheny’s “Four Paths of Light” on Metheny’s 2021 album “Road To The Sun”, and won a Grammy in 2015 for best classical instrumental solo for his album PLAY. Jason was the recipient of the Guitar Foundation of American International Guitar Competition first prize, and holds faculty positions at Curtis and Cleveland Institutes of Music. Thank you for joining us for our third season on One Symphony. Thanks to Jason Vieaux for sharing his music and wealth of knowledge. Albums performed on this episode: You can check out Jason’s music wherever you listen to your music, and online at https://www.jasonvieaux.com. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Thank you to new supporters Rusty, Catherine, Julia, and Arnette for making this episode possible! Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music! Jason Vieaux, guitar https://www.jasonvieaux.com/ Devin Patrick Hughes, conductor https://www.soundespressivocompetition.com/services/devin-patrick-hughes One Symphony Podcast https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/one-symphony-with-devin-patrick-hughes-_UBbpoivcA3/

Duration:00:49:36

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

Michael Mizrahi and the Music of Now

6/13/2022
Devin Patrick Hughes sits down with pianist and new music pioneer Michael Mizrahi. Praised as "intrepid" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "engaging" (Houston Chronicle), and "endlessly fascinating" (WQXR New York), pianist Michael Mizrahi has won acclaim for his compelling performances of a wide-ranging repertoire and his ability to connect with audiences of all ages. He’s appeared as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching artist across the United States and abroad. Michael Mizrahi has performed in the world’s leading concert halls including Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and has soloed with orchestras such as the Houston Symphony and the National Symphony. He has won first prize at competitions such as the Ima Hogg International Competition and the Bartok-Kabalevsky Competition. Michael Mizrahi is a founding member of NOW Ensemble and also a member of Decoda, ensembles on the forefront of premiering and championing new classical music, has recorded extensively for New Amsterdam Records, including Currents which was featured as one of NPR’s best albums of the year and album of the week on WQXR. Michael is on faculty at the Lawrence University Conservatory, where he trains a new generation of musical Jedi. Thank you for joining us on One Symphony, My apologies for the hiatus, I had a bad case of COVID in May, but am happy to be back in action! Thanks to Michael Mizrahi for sharing his music and wealth of knowledge. Thank you to NOW Ensemble and New Amsterdam records for making this episode possible! Computer Wave by William Brittelle and 4 Pieces for Solo Piano by Ryan Brown can be found on the album, The Bright Motion. Dreamfall by Mark Dancigers and Cradle from Before and After by Sean Friar were performed by NOW ensemble. You can check out the music of Michael Mizrahi and NOW Ensemble wherever you listen to your music, and online at michaelmizrahipiano.com and nowensemble.com. You can always find more info at OneSymphony.org including a virtual tip jar if you’d like to support the show. Thank you to new supporters Robin and James for making this show possible! Please feel free to rate, review, or share the show! Until next time, thank you for being part of the music!

Duration:00:32:10