Preludio: Audio Production & Musical Creativity

Music has subliminal powers: it can change our mood without us even noticing.  Andrea Thomas Gambetti, CEO of Preludio, has created the music, voices and sound effects for some of Italy’s most influential commercials and soundtracks.  Andrea invites us on a VIP tour inside the Preludio workshop and will show us just what music magic is all about.  Come welcome Andrea to our show!

When: Wednesday, July 14th, 2021, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Where: on Zoom and Facebook Live

Diana Higbee & Edwin Huizinga: Directing a Music Festival

What’s a music festival and how do you direct one? are just some of the topics that we will discuss with singer Diana Higbee, Director of Musica Le Mans, and violinist Edwin Huizinga, Director of the Sweetwater Music Festival.  Come welcome Diana and Edwin to our show!

When: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Where: on Zoom and Facebook Live

Andrew Sords & Mari Sato: Music for Two Violins

Violinists Andrew Sords and Mari Sato join us to present their art as violinists and their project to record and publish the repertoire for two violins. Come welcome Andrew and Mari to our show!

When: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Where: on Zoom and Facebook Live

The Broadway Station Jazz Band

Before going on tour, Lyon’s Broadway Station Jazz Band will make a special appearance on our show.  We will discuss how the band selects songs – which range from classic opera to pop music theater, all while including French Chanson – rehearses them and weaves them into a touching human act of hope and resilience.  Come welcome the group’s lead singer and Artistic Directress, Stéphanie Morales and pianist, Néto Mantovani!

When: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Where: on Zoom and Facebook Live

Caio Amon: Can Artists Collaborate?

A real artist insists on pursuing her/his inimitable individuality; a lonely endeavor of genius that includes composing entire symphonies in her/his head before putting pen to paper or sitting at a piano; or is that preconception of the artist as loner-hero simply a holdover from the belligerent nationalism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?  Can artists really collaborate on the same work of art and could such collaboration even produce superior works of art?  Caio Amon is just the collaborative artist to speak with and he will invite us into the middle of the collaboration that produced the award-winning film, The Pink Cloud (2020).  Come welcome Caio to our show!

When: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Where: on Zoom and Facebook Live