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Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast

Hello and welcome to Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast!  This podcast is for anyone who loves classical music, or is just getting ready to dive in for the very first time.  Thanks so much, and I hope you enjoy it!  

Jun 27, 2017

Join your host, conductor Joshua Weilerstein, as he lays out a 6 point "manifesto" for the future of classical music.  We'll cover repertoire, programming, diversity, outreach, education, elitism, cellphones, whether you should be able to clap between movements or not, tail suits, community organizing, and much...


Jun 20, 2017

Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein for a conversation with the world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax!  We cover crossword puzzles, growing up in the Soviet Union, moving to Canada, and then to New York, selling baloney sandwiches, his first big break, the value and the drawbacks of competitions, his reputation as...


Jun 12, 2017

Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as he delves into one of the greatest works of the 20th century, Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste.  This masterpiece is a perfect encapsulation of Bartok's whole output.  We will explore fugues, folk music from Hungary and Bulgaria, night music, and much much...


Jun 8, 2017

Concluding a week-long focus on Composers of Color, join host Joshua Weilerstein as he welcomes Eun Lee, the founder of The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra using classical music as a platform to address issues of racial and social justice.  We talk about how that works, and how and why the project started.  ...


Jun 6, 2017

Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as he begins a special week long project exploring composers of color, welcoming guests William Zick, founder of afri-classical.com, and the composer Courtney Bryan.  We will also take an in-depth look at the music of Florence Price, William Grant Still, Samuel-Coleridge...