Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor, Eric Whitacre, is among today’s most popular musicians. His works are programmed worldwide and his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united 100,000 singers from more than 145 countries.
Author: Salvador Perez Lopez
In this week’s playlist, we feature the music of Han Lash. They are associate professor of music in composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Their piece, “Forestallings,” a musical response to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, was premiered by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
In this week’s playlist, we feature composer, James Stephenson. He came late to his full-time composing career, having performed 17 seasons as a trumpeter in the Naples Philharmonic in Florida. As such, the composer is largely self-taught, making his voice truly individual and his life’s work all the more remarkable.
In this week’s playlist, we feature recordings by the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. You’ll hear host, Salvador, speak with Thomas Gerber a founder of, and the keyboardist at Indy Baroque
In this week’s playlist, we feature Navajo pianist and composer Connor Chee in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month. Chee made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 12 after winning a gold medal in the World Piano Competition.
This week we feature composer Three-time Grammy-nominated American composer Miguel del Águila. His piece “Concierto Con Brio” will be performed with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, November 18th as the Indiana consortium premiere.
his week’s playlist features Peruvian-born award-winning composer Jimmy López Bellido. An “undeniably exciting composer” (Opera News), with “a brilliant command of orchestral timbres and textures” (Dallas Morning News) and “a virtuoso mastery of the modern orchestra” (The New Yorker).
In this week’s playlist, we feature violinist, Davis Brooks. He is Professor of Violin Emeritus at Butler University in Indianapolis.
In this week’s playlist, we feature recordings by Brazilian classical guitarist Plínio Fernandes. Plinio has a true passion for music education and has recently being invited to join the London Music Masters charity as an ambassador and be involved with performing, teaching and guiding young musicians in schools, as well as serving as an inspiration the students through being a young artist at the beginning of his international career.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this week we feature the Indiana Latino Expo with the help of their Interim Executive Director, Carlos May! We’ll hear all about the Indiana Latino Expo and Carlos May in this playlist paired with the rich musical contributions of Latino and Hispanic composers.
In this week’s playlist, we feature Mexican Compoers, Juan Pablo Contreras! He is a Latin GRAMMY®-nominated composer who combines Western classical and Mexican folk music in a single soundscape. He is the winner of the 2023 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Music and is celebrated as the first Mexican-born composer to sign a record deal with Universal Music, serve as Sound Investment Composer with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and win the BMI William Schuman Prize.
In honor of Happy Cat Month which is celebrated during the month of September, we are featuring Indy’s Nine Lives Cate Cafe with one of their owners, Kelley Niiyama. We’ll hear Kelley talk with host Salvador all about the cafe and IndyAdopts! in this playlist. You’ll hear great pieces that have cat themes to celebrate.
In this week’s playlist, we feature composer, pianist, and recording engineer, Michael Laurello. He works as a freelance composer, and as Manager of Recording Services and Technical Engineer for the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University.
This week’s playlist highlights the Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands, Instrumental Activities, and Educational Outreach at the University of Indianapolis, Jon Noworyta. It is in honor of National Arts in Education Week which runs from September 10 – 16.
In this week’s playlist, we feature performances and compositions by North Macedonian pianist and composer Natasha Stojanovska. You’ll hear Natasha talk with host Salvador all about her album “Uncommon Voices”, her background, and even her connections to Indiana.