The Interviews

 

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti talks with Brent about her new CD on the Decca label, featuring compositions by Wynford Marsalis.

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Matthew Greer, Artistic Director of Quintessence: Choral Artists of the Southwest, talks with Brent about their upcoming concert, “Tikkum Olam: Songs of Struggle and Justice”.

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Ronn McFarlane, lutenist, talks with Brent about his choosing this instrument and his upcoming Music in Corrales concert.

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Daniel Malloy Crupi

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Daniel Crupi (Executive Director) and Guillermo Figueroa) talk with Brent about the Santa Fe Symphony’s 1919-20 season.

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Jock Soto and Vladimir Conde Reche, choreographers, talk with Brent about their collaboration with flutist and composer Robert Mirabal in “Sacred Journeys II”, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

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Carolyn Tobias and Joni Thompson of Keshet Center for the Arts talk with Brent about their upcoming “KIIC (Keshet Ideas and Innovation Community) Workshop Weekend” for performing artists.

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Becky and David Starobin

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Brent talks with Becky and David Starobin, the librettists for “The Thirteenth Child”, premiering at the Santa Fe Opera.

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Brent talks with Ida Kavafian, Artistic Director of Music from Angel Fire, about this summer’s Season.

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Tamara Mumford

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Brent talks with Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano, about her role as Queen Gertrude in the world premiere of Poul Ruders’ “The Thirteenth Child” this summer at the Santa Fe opera.

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Paul Daniel

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Paul Daniel talks with Brent about conducting the world premiere of Poul Ruders’ “The Thirteenth Child” at the Santa Fe Opera this summer.

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Jessica E. Jones

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Jessica Jones, soprano, talks with Brent about her role as Lyra in Poul Ruders’ “The Thirteenth Child” at the Santa Fe Opera.

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Laura Wilde

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Laura Wilde, soprano, talks with Brent about playing the title role in Janacek’s “Jenufa” at the Santa Fe Opera.

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Amanda Majeski

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Soprano Amanda Majeski talks with Brent about Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”, in which she plays Fiordiligi, at the Santa Fe Opera.

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Emily D'Angelo

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Brent talks with Emily D’Angelo about her role as Dorabella in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” at the Santa Fe Opera.

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Timothy Myers

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Timothy Myers talks with Brent about his conducting Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at the Santa Fe Opera

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Gabriella Reyes

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Gabriella Reyes talks with Brent about her role as Musetta in Puccini’s “La Boheme” at the Santa Fe Opera.

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Shawna Lucey

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Brent talks with Shawna Lucey, who is directing Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” at this season’s Santa Fe Opera.

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Corinne Winters

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Corinne Winters talks with Brent about her career and her role as Leila in the Santa Fe Opera’s production this season of Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers”.

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Mary Birnbaum

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Brent talks with Mary Birnbaum, director of Puccini’s “La Boheme” at the Santa Fe Opera this season.

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Vanessa Vasquez

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Brent talks with Vanessa Vasquez about her career, and her role as Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme at the Santa Fe Opera.

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Brent talks with Robert Meya, General Director of the Santa Fe Opera, about his history with and plans for the Opera.

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Brent talks with Robert Meya, General Director of the Santa Fe Opera, about the upcoming season.

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Grant Gershon, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, talks with Brent about their upcoming concert, part of the Performance Santa Fe concert series, performing Orlando de Lassus’ “Tears of St. Peter”.

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Maxine Thevenot, Director of Cathedral Music at The Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque, talks with Brent about the upcoming Reuter Organ Festival.

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Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony, talks with Brent about the upcoming concert featuring the Symphonie Fantastique of Hector Berlioz.

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Brent talks with Jerilyn Foster (Music Director) and Margie Homko (Board Member) about the upcoming concert of the Albuquerque Civic Chorus commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the World War I Armistice.

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Matthew Greer, Artistic Director of Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest, talks with Brent about their concert, “Eggs and Bacon”.

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David Poole, director of De Profundis, talks with Brent about the group’s 25th Anniversary Concert.


James Holland of Albuquerque Chamber Soloists talks to Brent about music of Barriere, Prokofiev, Barber and Brahms.

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Brent talks with Bradley Ellingboe, Artistic Director of Coro Lux, about their production of Craig Hella Johnson’s “Considering Matthew Shepard”.

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Director Robb Anthony Sisneros and Brent talk about Steve Martin’s play Meteor Shower, now through April 6th. A Fusion Theatre Company production at the Cell Theatre.


Opera Southwest’s artistic director, Anthony Barrese, talks with Brent about the production of Wagner’s Lohengrin at V. Sue Cleveland High School’s Performing Arts Center in Rio Rancho.

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Pianist Drew Petersen plays two concerts in Santa Fe… a solo recital, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 with the Santa Fe Symphony. Drew and Brent Stevens talk about repertoire for both events.

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Joyce DiDonato  talks with Brent about her new CD, “Songplay”.

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Nicholas McGegan talks with Brent about his new recording conducting the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, performing the original version of Rameau‘s baroque opera, “The Temple of Glory“.

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Pianist Olga Kern and Brent discuss Rachmaninoff, making music fresh each time, and love of music.

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Grant Cooper talks with Brent about his upcoming turn at guest conducting the New Mexico Philharmonic.

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Jackie McGehee talks with Brent about the upcoming Jackie McGehee Young Artists Competition, now for Strings and Piano.

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Artistic Director Anthony Barrese and singer Denise Wernly-Alcina talk with Brent about the latest Opera Southwest production, Astor Piazzolla’s “Maria de Buenos Aires”.

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Alberto de La Paz and Paul Scholz of the vocal ensemble Cantus talk with Brent about their current tour, “Alone Together”.

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James Holland of Albuquerque Chamber Soloists on connections between The Spirituality of Frank Bridge (pictured) and James MacMillan, and between Stephen Hartke and The Blues.

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Blues Dialogues: Music by Black Composers

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks with Brent about her new CD, “Blues Dialogues: Music from Black Composers”.

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Violist Kim Kashkashian talks with Brent about her new recording of Bach’s Cello Suites.

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Anthony Barrese, artistic director of Opera Southwest, and Joseph Hubbard, who sings the part of The Sacristan, talk with Brent about the upcoming production of Puccini’s Tosca.

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Mirror in Mirror

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Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers talks with Brent about her new CD, “Mirror in Mirror”.

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Pianist Awadagin Pratt on Grieg’s Piano Concerto and so much more.


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Hilary Hahn discusses her new CD of Bach solo violin compositions with Brent.