Dec 15, 2014
Pianist, Shepherd School of Music professor, and recording artist Jon Kimura Parker – or as we like to call him, Captain Jon Solo – talks about the hidden world of the guest soloist. From the singular experience of performing with an orchestra in one ear and a concert hall in the other, to rehearsal times that will give you stage fright just hearing about them, it’s a behind-the-scenes tell-all exposé of concertic proportions. (That’s a word. We swear.)
Audio production by Todd “The Tobogganator” Hulslander with a running start by Dacia Clay.
Music in this episode was recorded live with Jon Kimura Parker in the Geary Performance Studio at Houston Public Media except for:
– Ludwig van Beethoven: Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 C-Dur, op. 15
played by Martha Argerich and the Bavarian Radio Symphony
– P.D.Q. Bach: Concerto for Two Pianos vs. Orchestra, S. 2 are better than one (P.D.Q. Bach).
For more about Jon Kimura Parker: www.jonkimuraparker.com