KRWG

Intermezzo

Weekdays, 2pm to 4pm
  • Hosted by Leora Zeitlin and Cherokee Sullinger

Classical music and local features and interviews.

A Conversation with Justin Raines

Mar 14, 2012

Commissions for new music have been lining up for Justin Raines, who graduated from NMSU in 2007 and is now a professional composer living in Redondo Beach, CA. In anticipation of a concert at NMSU featuring two of his works, Justin came by to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the music he's been composing and his biggest influences.

Dr. William Clark's family played music every Sunday afternoon when he was growing up, and he has been dedicated to making music ever since. The long-time conductor and founder of the Mesilla Valley Concert Band talked with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the strongest influences in his life, how to handle nerves, and some of the composers who will be featured on the MVCB's next concert, on March 25.

The New Horizons Symphony Goes Russian

Feb 28, 2012

Conductor Shawn Robinson loves the colors, textures, and excitement of Russian music, particularly that of the so-called "Mighty Handful," a group of 19th-century Russian composers. Robinson, who leads the New Horizons Symphony Orchestra at NMSU, came by KRWG to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about the Russian music that he chose for their February concert, and how he came to conduct the long-standing community orchestra.

The Challenges and Delights of "Die Fledermaus"

Feb 25, 2012

Revenge, farce, hidden identities, love and jealousy all come into play in the delightful operetta "Die Fledermaus" ("The Bat"), by Johann Strauss, Jr., which is being staged by the Dona Ana Lyric Opera this weekend. Director (and NMSU graduate) Ian Sidden said his biggest challenge in developing the production was "letting go" -- so that his talented team could bring their creative ideas to fruition. He spoke with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin just hours before the opening night performance.

A Conversation with Guitar Virtuoso Johannes Moller

Feb 13, 2012

Guitarist and composer Johannes Moller has played hundreds of concerts around the world since his first appearance at age 13, but his career got a big boost when he won the 2010 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. That award brought him on a tour of 65 concerts, including Las Cruces, where he met with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin to talk about his own compositions, his teachers, and the inspiration he has found in the Paraguayan guitarist and composer Agustin Barrios Mangore.

Kirstin Chavez and Dr. Martha Rowe

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