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The stage is dark, but the conversation is just beginning. Welcome to the Utah Symphony's Ghost Light, a behind the curtain look into the world of classical music and the artists who make it. Hosted by Jeff Counts, Utah Symphony's General Manager and Vice President of Operations.

The stage is dark, but the conversation is just beginning. Welcome to the Utah Symphony's Ghost Light, a behind the curtain look into the world of classical music and the artists who make it. Hosted by Jeff Counts, Utah Symphony's General Manager and Vice President of Operations.
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United States

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The stage is dark, but the conversation is just beginning. Welcome to the Utah Symphony's Ghost Light, a behind the curtain look into the world of classical music and the artists who make it. Hosted by Jeff Counts, Utah Symphony's General Manager and Vice President of Operations.

Language:

English

Contact:

801-533-6683


Episodes

Spike 150 Celebration- Season 3 Ep. #7 - Ghost Light Podcast

5/16/2019
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Spike 150 Opera Commissions–Season 3, Ep. 7–Principal Coach Carol Anderson, Composer Jacob Lee, and Director Omer Ben Seadia talk about Utah Opera’s Commissioned Opera project featuring four, 10-minute operas in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Duration:00:20:30

Conner Gray Covington- Season 3 Ep. #6 - Ghost Light Podcast

4/26/2019
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Conner Gray Covington–Season 3, Ep. 6 – Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington talks about the variety of works that a conductor must be prepared for, his current favorite composers, and his extensive work in the education program with Utah Symphony.

Duration:00:19:13

James Lowe- Season 3 Ep. #5 - Ghost Light Podcast

2/8/2019
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James Lowe- Season 3, Ep. #5 –Renowned Opera Conductor James Lowe talks about Utah Opera’s new production of Rachel Portman and Nicholas Wright’s The Little Prince, working with youth in leading opera roles, and the hope he sees in a new era of opera.

Duration:00:20:22

Baiba Skride- Season 3 Ep. #4 - Ghost Light Podcast

1/3/2019
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Baiba Skride- Season 3, Ep. 4- World-renowned violinist, Baiba Skride talks about playing on the Yfrah Neaman Stradivarius, being able to perform with her sister, and her upcoming commissions.

Duration:00:13:30

Garnett Bruce- Season 3 Ep. #3 - Ghost Light Podcast

11/9/2018
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Garnett Bruce- Season 3 Ep. #3- Prominent American Opera Director, Garnett Bruce talks about the legacy of Leonard Bernstein and his operetta sensation Candide.

Duration:00:14:36

Carol Anderson- Season 3 Ep. #2 - Ghost Light Podcast

10/18/2018
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Carol Anderson- Season 3, Ep. 2- Principal Coach of the Utah Opera, Carol Anderson talks about all the work that goes into preparing for an opera production and in her excitement for new opera.

Duration:00:22:20

Andrew Norman- Season 3 Ep. #1 - Ghost Light Podcast

9/28/2018
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Season 3, Episode # 1- In this special, "live" Ghost Light Podcast, Jeff talks with renowned composer Andrew Norman about the evolving landscape of music from his earlier works to his latest commission: Suspend a fantasy for piano and orchestra.

Duration:00:19:27

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #13- Edwin Outwater

8/14/2018
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Conductor Edwin Outwater talks about the new creative concert experience and the current state of Classical performance.

Duration:00:13:42

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #12- Capathia Jenkins

8/7/2018
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Season 2, Ep. 12 – The fabulous Capathia Jenkins talks about the musical legacy of Ella Fitzgerald, Broadway, and her fight to help homeless youth.

Duration:00:16:22

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #11- Gary Thor Wedow

6/13/2018
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Season 2, Ep. 11 – Renowned conductor Gary Thor Wedow talks about his career path to the conductor’s podium and how new, and old, opera speaks to our heart and mind regardless or our musical expertise.

Duration:00:26:20

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #10- Conrad Tao

5/10/2018
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Season 2, Ep. 10 –Pianist Conrad Tao talks about finding inspiration for new compositions and the musical legacy of Leonard Bernstein.

Duration:00:22:42

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #9- Karina Canellakis

4/12/2018
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Season 2, Ep. 9 –Renowned conductor Karina Canellakis talks about her transition from a violinist to a rising-star conductor and the excitement of leading major orchestras around the world.

Duration:00:17:59

Ghost Light Podcast - New Episodes Coming Soon

3/23/2018
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The Ghost Light Podcast will return very soon. Enjoy a sneak preview of some upcoming events and guests.

Duration:00:01:23

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #8- Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer

1/26/2018
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Season 2, Ep. 8 – Jake Heggie and Gene Sheer, acclaimed creators of the hit opera Moby-Dick, talk about Utah Opera’s amazing, new production, and the inspiration behind turning this classic novel into an award-winning opera.

Duration:00:24:22

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #7- Hilary Hahn

1/19/2018
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Season 2, Ep. 7 – World-renowned violinist Hilary Hahn talks about her acclaimed concerts for mothers and their small children, her ambitious encore project, and the thrill of a live performance.

Duration:00:25:48

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #6- Matthias Pintscher

12/6/2017
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Season 2, Ep. 6 – Renowned composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher talks about his creative process in composing new works, and how music speaks to our heart and mind regardless or our musical expertise.

Duration:00:26:52

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #5- Mack Wilberg

11/17/2017
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Season 2, Ep. 5 – Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Mack Wilberg talks about collaborating with the Utah Symphony on the new album, Mahler Symphony No. 8.

Duration:00:13:23

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #4- Will Hagen

11/3/2017
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Season 2, Ep. 4 – Acclaimed Violinist William Hagen talks about performing Ravel and Saint-Saens with conductor Matthias Pintscher and the Utah Symphony.

Duration:00:16:07

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #3- Patricia Kopatchinskaja

10/20/2017
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Season 2, Ep. 3 – Renowned Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about her upcoming performance of Berg’s Violin Concerto with the Utah Symphony and her highly anticipated sprechstimme performance of Pierrot Lunaire.

Duration:00:15:25

Ghost Light Podcast Season 2 Ep. #2- Kathleen Clawson

10/13/2017
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Season 2, Ep. 2 –Director Kathleen Clawson talks about the timeless elegance of Puccini’s La bohème and her current production with Utah Opera.

Duration:00:10:26