Welcome to Classical Pairings! A webcast exploring connections between music and the food and drink industry. We believe that food and drinks can be just as much of a creative expression as traditional classical music, and so we invite guests from the Indianapolis classical music scene and the food and drink scene (along with some international guests!), to talk about similar experiences and motivations–and sample some fantastic food and spirits.
April 3, 2020
BONUS: Classical Pairings Live at Chilly WaterJoin the Classical Pairings crew as we revisit a live pairing event hosted by Chilly Water Brewing in the fall of 2019! Nicholas Johnson hosted the event and musical selections were performed by Joshua Thompson. Insight into the brewing process was provided by head brewer Dan Krzywicki. To learn more about future Classical Pairings Live events, contact [email protected] Pairings from this event include: The Chilly Water Radler paired with In the Bottoms by Robert Nathaniel Dett and Ringplay by William Grant Still. The Moonlight Sonata Vienna Lager paired with The Adagio in Fminor by Chevalier De Saint-Georges. The One-Hop-Wonder IPA paired with Africa Suite: Land of Romance by William Grant Still. The Breakfast in America Oatmeal Stout paired with the Three-Fours Waltz Suite by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The Blood on the Tracks IPA paired with 24 Negro Melodies by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The Wall Berliner Weiss paired with The Single Petal of a Rose by Duke Ellington.
November 14, 2019
Classical Pairings tries out a few Brews from Sun King
October 30, 2019
Classical Pairings Samples Music and Cocktails that are Outside the Box
Host Nick Johnson talks with composer Michael Schelle and Neal Brown of The Libertine liquor bar talk about cultural appropriation and fusion foods. Later they’ll sample some extremely unique cocktails and avant-garde music
The audio and video versions have been modified to include longer musical excerpts.
October 16, 2019
Classical Pairings talks with female leaders
Host Nick Johnson discusses inspirations and currents trends in the hospitality and arts industries with female leaders from both. Jessica Taylor, mixologist for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, and Janna Hymes, Music Director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, share a few drinks and classical music selections in this episode.
October 2, 2019
Classical Pairings Goes International from Vienna
Host Nick Johnson brings you the ins and outs of the cafe and coffee culture in Vienna straight from the source! He’s joined by musical guests who live and work in Vienna to discuss composers like Gustav Mahler, Johann Strauss Jr., and Franz Schubert and the relationship they had with coffeehouses.
September 17, 2019
Classical Pairings Goes to the Movies with the ICO and Just Pop In!
In our second episode of Classical Pairings, host Nick Johnson talks music and popcorn with Matthew Kraemer, the Music Director of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Carly Swift and Mandy Selke, the owners of Just Pop In!
August 30, 2019
Classical Pairings - Season 1, Episode 1