Interviews

Dmitri Atapine

Dmitri Atapine, cellist and co-artistic director of Apex Concerts, talks about the upcoming performance “Mostly Mozart” on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30pm at UNR’s Hall Recital Hall. Broadcast January 18, 2023 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Rebecca Hang and Brian Schuldt

Rebecca Hang and Brian Schuldt, members of the Felici Trio, speak about the Trio’s upcoming concerts “Where My Home Is,” on Saturday, January 21 at 7pm at Cerro Coso College in Mammoth Lakes, and Sunday the 22nd at 4pm at Cerro Coso College in Bishop. Broadcast January 18, 2023 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Jane Brown

Jane Brown, Musical Director of the Reno Pops Orchestra, talks about the Orchestra’s holiday concert “Festive Holidays – Peace and Joy” on Saturday, December 17, 2022. Broadcast December 14, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Paul Fleming

Paul Fleming, trombonist and president of reNEW Music’s Board of Directors, talks about the reNEW reTROSPECTIVE Month, a look back at the new music the organization presented in 2022, available at reNEW Music’s YouTube channel. Broadcast December 14, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Mark Clague

Mark Clague, musicologist and professor of musicology at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, talks about his book O Say Can You Hear: A Cultural Biography of The Star-Spangled Banner. Information and music examples related to the book are at starspangledmusic.org. Broadcast November 30, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Jennie Tibben

Jennie Tibben, Artistic Director of Bella Voce, talks about the ensemble’s holiday performances “Carols and Lullabies” on December 10 and 11, 2022. Broadcast December 7, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Steve Trounday

Steve Trounday, media, marketing and business advisor for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre, talks about their upcoming performances with the Reno Phil and Laura Jackson of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on December 9, 10, and 11, 2022. Broadcast December 7, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Steve Martin

Steve Martin, Associate Conductor of the Reno Wind Symphony, talks about the Symphony’s upcoming concerts “A Holiday Celebration” on December 10 and 11. Broadcast December 7, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Christine Lamprea

Christine Lamprea, cello soloist in the Reno Chamber Orchestra’s concerts on November 19 and 20, 2022, talks about her musical career and the Cello Concerto No. 1 by Shostakovich that she’ll be playing with the Chamber Orchestra. Broadcast November 16, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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James Albrecht

James Albrecht, principal trombone of the Reno Phil and professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, talks about his musical career and his performance with the Reno Phil on November 12 and 13, 2022. Broadcast November 9, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Karl Busch

Clarinetist Karl Busch talks about his upcoming performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, with violinist Ruth Lenz, cellist Luciana Gallo, and pianist James Winn, on Thursday, November 3, 2022. Broadcast November 2, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Maxwell Lafontant and Eileen Brownell

Composer Maxwell Lafontant and cellist Eileen Brownell of the reNEW String Quartet discuss the Quartet’s upcoming concerts on October 20 and 21, 2022. The interview also includes a performance of Maxwell Lafontant’s Lament performed by harpist Emily Montoya Barnes. Broadcast October 19, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Kelly Kuo and Amy Heald

Kelly Kuo, Reno Chamber Orchestra Music Director and Conductor, and Amy Heald, the Orchestra’s Executive Director, spoke about the upcoming 2022-23 season of Reno Chamber Orchestra concerts, as well as other recent Orchestra activities. Broadcast October 5, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Dmitri Atapine

Dmitri Atapine, cellist and co-Artistic Director of Apex Concerts, reviews the upcoming twelfth season of Apex Concerts. Broadcast October 5, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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David Belkovski

David Belkovski, the keyboard player and co-founder of the early music ensemble Twelfth Night, talks about the group’s origins, as well as their upcoming concert “From London to Dresden,” the opening performance of Apex Concerts’s 2022-23 season. Broadcast October 5, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Steven Vanhauwaert

Steven Vanhauwaert, a regular performer at the Reno Chamber Orchestra’s Nevada Chamber Music Festival and co-artistic director of the Unbound Chamber Music Festival, talks about his new recording of the chamber music of Eric Tanguy. Broadcast September 14, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Clive Greensmith

Clive Greensmith, cellist and Artistic Director of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, talks about his recording of music by Pál Hermann, a cellist and composer who died during World War II. Broadcast September 7, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Larry Engstrom

Composer, trumpet player, and longtime University of Nevada, Reno educator and administrator Larry Engstrom talks about his career and the new Quintet for Brass he has written for Reno Modern Brass. Broadcast August 24, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Paul Fleming

Paul Fleming, trombonist of Reno Modern Brass and Board President of reNEW Music, talks about Reno Modern Brass’s next concert, on Thursday, August 25 at Craft Wine and Beer. Broadcast August 24, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Madalyn and Eric Kao

Madalyn and Eric Kao talk about their Artown concert “A Night Venturing Studio Ghibli,” featuring the music of famed composer Joe Hisaishi. Broadcast July 27, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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David Brock

Organist David Brock talks about his two July 2022 Artown concerts. Broadcast July 27, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill, assistant professor of oboe and classical saxophone at the University of Nevada, Reno, talks about his upcoming concert with clarinetist Josh Anderson and bassoonist Eric Fassbender. Broadcast July 20, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Rosine Bena

Rosine Bena, artistic director of Sierra Nevada Ballet, talks about the company’s upcoming performances of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Broadcast July 20, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Rebecca Hang and Brian Schuldt

Rebecca Hang and Brian Schuldt, two of the artistic directors of the Unbound Chamber Music Festival, speak about the twenty-third edition of the Festival, taking place July 15-31 in Mammoth Lakes. Broadcast July 13, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Paul Fleming

Paul Fleming, trombonist in many local ensembles and the president of reNEW Music’s Board, talks about upcoming Artown concerts by Reno Modern Brass and the reNEW Jazz Ensemble, as well as reNEW Music’s Musical Sculpture Garden. Broadcast July 13, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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String Theory Quartet

The four members of the String Theory Quartet – violinists Ruth Lenz and Jessica Escobar, violist Dustin Budish, and cellist Johnny Lenz – talk about the quartet’s debut concert during Artown. Broadcast July 7, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Nick Kendall

Violinist Nick Kendall, one of the members of the group Time for Three, talks about his musical upbringing, the beginnings of Time for Three, its current activities, and the group’s return to Reno to perform. Broadcast July 7, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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Jane Brown

Jane Brown, music director and conductor of the Northern Nevada String Serenade and the Reno Pops Orchestra, talks about the upcoming Artown performances by both ensembles. Broadcast June 29, 2022 on KNCJ Wednesday Evening Classics.

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