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Extended Interview: Michael Ward-Bergeman and “The Saints and Sinners of Jackson Square”

We’re gonna take a detour from our regular programming to offer this extended interview with composer, director, and accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman. If you heard Episode 5, you heard him play on a radical new accordion that he invented. But for this interview, we took a…

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Ep 5 – Let It Do What It Do and Let It Be What It Is

For the first act of this episode, 11 year old cellist Maya Oddin joins in to talk about her teacher – Anne Ridlington – and a performance of Ysaÿe that Anne recently made. For the second act, we’re joined by composer, director, and accordionist Michael…

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Ep 4 – Transcend the Rabbit Face

For the first act of this episode, we’ve paired Steve Vacchi’s performance of music by Jean-Daniel Braun with Carol Stabile, Interim Dean of the Clark Honors College. For the second act, we’ll hear some music and thoughts from special guest Mark Gould, former co-principal trumpet…

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Ep 3 – Collective Tachycardia

For the first act of this episode, we’ve paired Wonkak Kim and Grace Choi’s performance of Louis Cahuzac’s Cantilene with Doneka Scott, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success at the University of Oregon. For the second act, we’ll hear Laura Zaerr perform her composition River Right…

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Ep 2 – If I Ever Walk in the Stars, It Will Be Like This

For this episode, we’ve paired Hung-Yun Chu’s performance of Schubert’s Impromptu op. 142 no. 3 with Barbara Mossberg, professor of literature at the University of Oregon. Later in the episode, we’ll hear from Lydia Van Dreel, principal horn with Orchestra Next and professor of horn at…

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Ep 1 – A Little Like Praying in Front of Somebody

For our first episode, we’ve paired our musicians with members of the Eugene community. Lisa McWhorter’s performance of Bach is unpacked by local artist Phyllis Helland. And Pius Cheung’s performance of his own Etude in e minor is discussed by Bill Harbaugh, professor of economics at the…

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