The Moron's Guide To Classical Concerts // Sato Matsui


Well we did it. Season 1 of Adagio For Things wraps up with our definitive guide on how to navigate the dangerous world of classical concerts. From stealthily stealing better seats to proper napping etiquette, we’ve got you covered. Then, Will enjoys some flaming absinthe with composer, violinist, and worldly adventurer Sato Matsui (they do a little bit of chatting too). We could not ask for a better episode to end Season 1 with, so we won't.

To find out more about Sato Matsui and her amazing life, visit http://www.satomatsui.com.

Additional information about Sato’s upcoming premiere at Juilliard can be found here: https://bit.ly/2TGdFQS.

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Is It OK To Not Like Mozart? // Josh Henderson


"What are your thoughts on [insert name of classical composer]?" Your heart begins to race, your palms sweat. Everyone around you is unsure of why you have started to softly weep. "I think they are great," you respond. And you've just lied. Sound familiar? No? Maybe it's just us. This episode, we discuss how individual opinions of classical composers can often be influenced by pressures from the music culture. Is it OK to not like Mozart? Of course! But do we often feel comfortable sharing these opinions? And do we also allow others to express these opinions without clutching the pearls? Dive into this with us. Afterwards, Spencer talks with composer and performer Josh Henderson about his experiences in NYC, his influences on his writing, and his feelings on the current contemporary music genre. Take a listen!

More information about Josh Henderson can be found at www.joshhendersonmusic.com.

Check out Josh’s upcoming event with Contemporaneous here: https://bit.ly/2SLBrKs.

For this episodes Spotify playlist, click here: https://spoti.fi/2SrbTTz.

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An Expert Explains How To Save Classical Music


The trio reaches out to Pete Robinson, a Public Relations Consultant, for advice on how to save classical music. Good thing the phone call was free.

 Pete Robinson is played by Joe Bonacci. More information about his comedy can be found at http://www.quietallaround.net/joebonacci.

 Spencer Snyder, Will Stackpole, and Michael J Vince appear as themselves, unfortunately. Find out more about them, and loudBOX NYC, at www.loudboxnyc.org.

 **Disclaimer: All characters are fictitious and any similarity to persons living or dead is purely coincidental and unintentional.**

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Classical Music: An Autopsy // Jonathan Cziner


On today’s episode, Will, Spencer, and Michael dissect the claim that classical music as a genre is dying. Is it truly fading into oblivion? Or is the way we think about classical music changing? Afterwards, Will sits down with composer Jonathan Cziner to talk about his musical inspirations, his upcoming orchestral premiere, and his two lovely dogs. Give it a listen!

To find out more about Jonathan Cziner’s music, visit www.jonathancziner.com.

For additional information on the premiere of Jonathan’s piece Resonant Bells, check out https://bit.ly/2RUONAy.

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The loudBOX Call For Scores: A Musical Tontine // Pascal Le Boeuf


On this episode, we dig down into the varying views on fees for composition call for scores. This topic certainly sparked a lively debate. Following this, Michael talks with composer Pascal Le Boeuf about his jazz background, writing process, and the aspects of a good collaboration. Oh, and there is also attempts at comedy. You have been warned.

The pieces used to underscore today’s episode are Pascal Le Boeuf’s Wanderlust and What Your Teacher…

For more information about Pascal Le Boeuf and his music, check him out at http://www.pascalmusic.com.

To learn more about Pascal’s upcoming collaboration with the Friction Quartet, visit https://goo.gl/p1Mi4Z.

If you want to find out more about loudBOX and the zany stuff we do, visit us at https://www.loudboxnyc.org.

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Campaign Music, Propaganda, and Donnie's Love of Andrew Lloyd Webber // Jason Eckardt


It’s our Halloween/Election mash-up episode! Will, Spencer, and Michael hash out the history of campaign music and their use (and misuse) throughout the years. Spencer then discusses politics with composer Jason Eckardt. The show is packed with banter, facts, and comfy onesies. Listen, enjoy, and VOTE!

To learn more about Jason Eckardt and his work, visit http://www.ensemble21.com/eckardt/home.html.

To listen to this episode’s Spotify playlist, visit https://goo.gl/zUFQv6.

If you want to find out more about loudBOX and the zany stuff we do, visit us at https://www.loudboxnyc.org.

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There's Nothing Wrong With a Skinny Gray Necktie // Simon Frisch


Will sits down with Simon Frisch to discuss his compositional process, especially his interest in music from many moons ago. Then, the trio deconstructs an infamous music review that has been making the rounds: Daniel Gelernter’s (of The National Review) write-up of the NY Philharmonic. Whether you agree or disagree with his opinion, the specific commentary sure leaves much to discuss.

To find out more about Simon Frisch, check out his website at http://www.simonmfrisch.com.

For more information about the New York Virtuoso Singers ASCAP Young Composer Awards Concert, please go to https://goo.gl/4TXHv1.

To listen to this episode’s Spotify playlist, visit https://goo.gl/3Pbo2J.

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There Will Be Milkshakes // Gemma Peacocke


On today’s episode, Michael chats with Gemma Peacocke, a rising composer who has a compositional voice full of authenticity and a heart of gold. The trio then discusses the phenomenon of live score performances of movies, specifically the NY Philharmonics recent production of “There Will Be Blood.” Hide your milkshakes.

To find out more about Gemma Peacocke, check out her website at www.gemmapeacocke.com.

For more information about Kinds of Kings and their upcoming events, please go to www.kindsofkings.com.

To check out the music mentioned in today’s episode, peruse our Spotify playlist at https://goo.gl/JCz5s2.

If you want to find out more about loudBOX and the zany stuff we do, visit us at www.loudboxnyc.org.

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The 80's Were a Dark, Dark Time // Ivan Rodriguez


In our pilot episode, Will talks with Ivan Rodriguez about his experiences as a composer, the trio discusses the merits of performing opera in the audience’s native language, and shares a recording of Ivan’s new work “Epístola No.1” that will be premiered September 20, 2018 at the Dimenna Center in NYC.

For more information about Ivan Rodriguez and his music, visit his website at: http://www.ivanrodriguezmusic.com.

Also, all of the pieces discussed in today’s episode can be found on our Spotify playlist at: https://goo.gl/DxShGB.

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