Podcast: Symphony Stories – Ed Metzger

July 13, 2011

The first in our new series of “Symphony Stories” podcasts featuring interviews with key figures in the 60 year history of the Akron Symphony. Here we talk with Akron Symphony Board President from 1995-2000, Ed Metzger. Listen as Ed talks about hiring former ASO Executive Director Connie Linzler, how the Symphony came together after the sudden passing of Maestro Alan Balter, and how his two year term turned into five years as President of the Board.

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Podcast: May 2011

May 4, 2011

podcastart-150ASO Assistant Conductor and Music Director of the Akron Youth Symphony Levi Hammer talks about his busy May with 19 performances on the calendar, including Concerts For Kids, Gershwin and the Great Tradition, and Akron Youth Symphony’s Chamber and Spring concerts.

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Podcast: Getting To Know Porgy and Bess

March 11, 2011

podcastart-150In this special edition of the Akron Symphony podcast, WAKR’s Chuck Collins and ASO Music Director Christopher Wilkins present an introduction to the Gershwins’ masterpiece Porgy and Bess. Listen as the two discuss the opera’s historical and cultural significance along with key plot points and trivia–complete with audio highlights. See the Akron Symphony’s production of Porgy and Bess live at E.J. Thomas Hall, April 15-16 at 8:00 PM.

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Podcast: March 2011

March 1, 2011

podcastart-150Chorus Director Maria Sensi Sellner talks with teacher, mentor, friend, and composer Nancy Galbraith in anticipation of the Akron Symphony Chorus concert on Sunday, March 27, 2011.

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Podcast: January 2011

January 12, 2011

podcastart-150Maestro Christopher Wilkins shares his thoughts on this weekend’s Open Rehearsal and concert with Grammy-winning sextet eighth blackbird.

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Podcast: October 2010

October 11, 2010

podcastart-150Join us as Maestro Christopher Wilkins reflects on last month’s Opening Night concert and previews October’s Early Romantics. Plus, updates on Porgy and Bess casting, and a sneak peak into November’s upcoming performances.

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Podcast: September 2010

September 3, 2010

podcastart-150Maestro Christopher Wilkins joins us for the September 2010 edition of the Akron Symphony Podcast where he talks about summer highlights, his recent appointment as conductor for the upcoming Cleveland International Piano Competition, and the ASO’s Opening Night concert set for September 11, 2010

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Podcast: Circa 1960

April 29, 2010

podcastart-150Listen as Maestro Christopher Wilkins and Circa 1960 headliner Michael Andrew take you behind the scenes of this year’s Fanfare concert: Circa 1960. During our chat, Michael talks about his musical influences, how he and Christopher went about putting the show together, and why they just don’t write ‘em like they used to.

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Podcast: John Brown Preview

October 8, 2009

podcastart-150Maestro Christopher Wilkins shares his thoughts about the Akron Symphony’s upcoming concert, The Passion of John Brown.

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Podcast: Northern Lights Preview

September 3, 2009

podcastart-150Maestro Christopher Wilkins shares his thoughts about the 2009-2010 opening concert Northern Lights.

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