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One Symphony with Devin Patrick Hughes

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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.

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.


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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.






Michael Mizrahi and the Music of Now

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...


Sean Friar, Composing on the Frontier with Devin Patrick Hughes

Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes is joined by composer Sean Friar. Friar grew up in Los Angeles, and has been described by Slate Magazine as having a sensibility that is "refreshingly new and solidly mature… and instead takes joy in the process of discovery and in the continual experience of suspense and surprise that good classical music has always championed." A winner of the Rome Prize, Friar composes for ensembles of all stripes from orchestra and chamber ensembles to a junk car percussion...


Tõnu Kõrvits Composer of Light with Devin Patrick Hughes

Devin Patrick Hughes interviews Tõnu Kõrvits, an Estonian composer who’s music has been performed the world over. His works belong to the repertoire of the most important Estonian orchestras, choirs, and artists, and have been performed globally by groups such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Choir, The Sixteen Choir, Southern Chorale, and many more. As a talented and prolific creator, he has...


Laura Tunbridge Pieces Together Beethoven’s Life, with conductor Devin Patrick Hughes

Author and scholar Laura Tunbridge and conductor Devin Patrick Hughes discuss the historical Beethoven in rehearsals, as the entrepreneur, the conductor, the early adopter of technologies, the family man, his controversial metronome markings, and the authenticity behind historically informed performance practice. Tunbridge is a Professor of Music at the University of Oxford, UK and the author of books about Robert Schumann, art-song, and Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces, and is currently...


Robin Fountain, Conductor and Ensemble Musician with Devin Patrick Hughes

Devin Patrick Hughes sits down with Conductor Robin Fountain, who is the Professor of Conducting at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. He’s worked with orchestras around the world including the Singapore Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, L’Orchestre Philharmonique Sainte Trinité (Haiti), Traverse City Symphony, and the Southwest Michigan Symphony where he transformed the orchestra’s performance level, repertoire, and scope, creating a summer series, a Chorus, and Music...


Carpe Diem String Quartet, Beyond the Classics

Charles Wetherbee and Korine Fujiwara of Carpe Diem String Quartet chat with conductor Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony. The Carpe Diem String Quartet is a boundary-breaking ensemble who’s mission is to forge a new identity for chamber music by championing living composers, undertaking daring projects with other art forms, and promoting the healing power of music. They’ve earned widespread acclaim for their performances of standard repertoire, new music, genre-bending collaborations, and...


Classical Holiday Film Scores with Devin Patrick Hughes

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, I wanted to share with you some of my Holiday Film Score favorites! I’d like to thank our new sponsors including Kevin, Kim, Dana, Dennis, and Sound Espressivo Online Global Music Competition for their support to make One Symphony possible. Join conductor Devin Patrick Hughes as he explores some classical...


Tchaikovsky‘s Nutcracker - A Guided Tour

Back by popular demand! Devin breaks down Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker. It wouldn’t be the Christmas Holiday in the western world without the magical sounds of the Nutcracker, composed by the great Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and centering around Clara, a young girl who falls in love with a Nutcracker Prince and conjures an epic battle against a Mouse King with Seven Heads. We’ll travel into the fantastical worlds of Tchaikovsky, writer and musician E.T.A. Hoffmann, and choreographer...


Matthew Detrick & Apollo’s Muse

Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes interviews Matthew Detrick, who is a violinist and entrepreneurial leader in the professional arts world, and founded and serves as executive and artistic director of the Apollo Chamber Players, which is an internationally-acclaimed chamber music ensemble serving millions around the world in the realm of creative, programmatic performance, and through commissions of multicultural new music. Apollo Chamber Players includes Matthew J. Detrick, violin, Founder,...


Tracy Silverman, electric violinist and classical music Rock-Star

Tracy Silverman, electric violin virtuoso and pioneer, and conductor Devin Patrick Hughes speak about “The Agony of Modern Music,” the history of how many strings came to be on the violin, Tracy’s debut with the Chicago Symphony, his stint as a musical Olympian, how to not achieve perfection, playing like Ray Charles, Jascha Heifetz, and Jimi Hendrix. He also discusses his collaborations with Terry Riley, John Adams and his Electric Violin Concerti, and his album Between the Kiss and the...


Holly Mulcahy, Violinist and Classical Music Catalyst

Holly Mulcahy, violinist and thought leader in classical music speaks with conductor Devin Patrick Hughes. They discuss what classical music can learn from the wine industry, programming for modern audiences, playing for prisoners, pandemic revelations, and tools to create classical music accessibility, including when to clap, and bringing kids to the symphony. Also featured on the show is Holly’s performance of George Clinton’s Rose of Sonora! Holly Mulcahy is an in-demand American violin...


Siwoo Kim Violin Virtuoso & Entrepreneur

Siwoo Kim, violinist and Devin Patrick Hughes, conductor speak about the violin virtuoso’s early life, his mindset instilled from his mother, Siwoo’s approach to phrasing, singing, and repertoire, as well as VIVO Music Festival, composers that excite us, and the music that make’s us cry. Other topics include teachers and collaborating with composers and musicians. Violinist SIWOO KIM has been described as “incisive” and “compelling” by The New York Times and playing with “stylistic...


Fire and Light with composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Composer Jerod Tate and conductor Devin Patrick Hughes discuss Chickasaw musical culture, Jerod’s influences and how composers are plugged into ethnicity and national identity, along with growing up with Stravinsky, Bartok, Barber, and Liszt. They also chat about Jerod’s compositional process for some of his most performed works, American Indian hymns and much more. Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate is a classical composer, citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma and is dedicated to the...


Anna Clyne Composer, The Sound of Beauty

Composer Anna Clyne joins conductor Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony. They discuss Anna’s influences like Stravinsky, Steve Reich, and Arvo Part, composing based on poetry from Rumi to Shakespeare, along with silence in music, symphonic programming, repurposing material from others or yourself, and a way for a composer to be in the room with an orchestra from anywhere in the world! Anna Clyne is a GRAMMY-nominated composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Described as a “composer...


Composer Jack Frerer’s Musical Wit

Composer Jack Frerer joins conductor Devin Patrick Hughes on One Symphony today. They speak about the secret sauce to writing great music, conducting and composing teachers, comedy in music, how rock guitar and music theory make a great classical composer, and much more! The music of Australian composer Jack Frerer has been performed around the world, including the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, and Albany Symphony. Although still a young composer at the age of 26, Jack has...


It’s Legendary: Rapper Lightskin Legend in conversation with Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes

Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes interviews rapper Lightskin Legend on One Symphony today. Change is a mission statement for the charismatic 21 year-old Lightskin Legend, whose high aspirations to change the genre of hip hop and create social movement around the world drive his creative inspiration. A graduate of Rhodes College and master’s student at the University of San Diego but originally from Colorado, Grayson Walker is the grandson of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker and...


Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo & Musical Enchantress

I am so excited today to be speaking with the globetrotting mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. One of the most exciting artists of her generation, Michelle appears frequently with the world’s top orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sao Paulo Symphony, and the Concertgebouw orchestra....


Edgar Girtain, Composer in Isolation

I’m excited to share with you my interview with the fantastic composer and educator Edgar Girtain. I had a blast recording this interview, and I’m sure you’ll get a kick out Edgar’s passions and insights. I wanted to give all my listeners a heads up on this episode that there is some more colorful language and a depiction of a historical murder during the show. So if you have kids in the room or may find this content at all offensive, you may want make necessary adjustments. That being said,...


Barbara Harbach, an American Melodist

The distinguished American composer Barbara Harbach spent her career as a performer, professor, creator of symphonies, operas, string orchestra works, musicals, chamber music, silent film scores, ballets and much more. For decades she has been a trailblazing advocate for women in the arts. Her music can be found on many major labels such as MSR Classics, Naxos & Albany Records, and many more, with two upcoming album releases of chamber and orchestral music! Barbara holds degrees from Yale...


The Emergence of Electronics in Symphonic Music - with John Clay Allen

Devin speaks with John Clay Allen about musicians and composers who were pioneers in bridging electronic and acoustic sounds, especially around the symphony orchestra. John Clay Allen is a composer, pianist, educator & explorer on the fringes where classical music meets electronic music. Originally from Ruidoso, New Mexico, his music is a synthesis of post-minimalist and spectralist styles, with an underlying predilection for the romantic. His music values the timbral and textural over the...