Ep.61 “Ode”

Sir Edward Elgar wrote a beautiful composition for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra called “The Music Makers” that premiered in 1912. It’s a setting of the poem “Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy. While in a rare recitation state of mind, I thought you’d enjoy this poem…

Ep.60 How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People

This episode takes an unusual turn for Classic Jabber, in that it is a solo performance. Consider yourself as the friend I’m jabbering with today, although that’s a bit odd especially considering the topics we cover! Perhaps the best option is to keep the conversation going – let me know how you feel about these…

Ep.59 George Marriner Maull – Expert of Aha!

George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra and three-time Emmy© nominated public television personality, has helped people nationwide to heighten their classical music listening pleasure through his Discovery Concerts© for American Public Television (APT), now available on Amazon.com. His course Fall in Love with Music, also recorded for APT, may be viewed on…

Ep.58 Paul Hostetter – From the Back to the Front

Paul Hostetter is The Ethel Foley Distinguished Chair in Orchestral Activities for the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. He has conducted the New York City Opera, the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, the Naples Philharmonic, the Syracuse Symphony, the…

Ep.57 Lindsey Goodman – Advocate for Living Composers

Topics: Flutist Lindsey Goodman is a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and educator. Lindsey has performed, taught, and presented across three continents, including at Carnegie Hall, Eastman, Edinburgh Fringe, Oberlin, Google headquarters, National and Canadian Flute Association conventions, and across China. An advocate for composers, Lindsey has given over 140 world premieres. Her solo albums are reach through the sky (New Dynamic Records), returning…

Ep.56 Colleen Schmitt – Melodrama vs. Authenticity

Colleen Schmitt currently serves as Contemporary Music Director at the two campuses of Hyde Park Methodist church in Tampa, Florida. She also teaches piano privately and at The Leopold School, and plays jazz piano at The Gin Joint. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she has performed in and music directed many theater productions with The Milwaukee…

Ep.55 David Ciucevich – Overcoming a Spiritual Awakening

Excerpts: Tragedy can make you bitter or better. It was all about me – I wanted to be a hero. Schoenberg’s error. Effortless mastery. DavidCiucevich.com With a diverse portfolio of talents (clarinetist, operatic tenor, saxophonist, guitarist, flutist, musicologist, conductor), David Ciucevich enjoys a varied, fulfilling life and career as a musician. In January 2018, David…

Ep.54 Rose Mallare – Rockette, Gaga & Vatican

Rose loves dance and music.  At a young age, she was a cellist in a youth orchestral program at the University of Michigan Ann Arbors’ School of Music, Theatre and Dance.  Professional highlights include:  Radio City Rockette, Off-Broadway and international tours of De La Guarda, Fuerza Bruta, Lady Gaga and 2nd Species, a NYC stunt crew which…

Ep.53 Greg Howard – Business was the hobby

Greg Howard is an alto sax, soprano sax, flute, and clarinet performer in the Tampa Bay area. You can hear him mostly in Pinellas County playing with the Dunedin Concert Band, the Rhythm Kings Jazz Orchestra, and the Florida Jazz Express. Greg also performs as a side man with several other big bands and jazz…