Today we talk with Elizabeth de Brito, host of The Daffodil Perspective, the first gender-balanced, racially equitable, and inclusive classical radio show in the world, celebrating female composers every week. In its two years so far, Elizabeth has discovered and shared mountains of music that, unfortunately, you’ve never heard by women and composers of color that, unfortunately, you’ve probably never heard of. Today we talk about the issues that we must overcome to create a more inclusive art-form out of classical music, how to approach advertising and programming to move from tokenism to true inclusion, and why you should base your career on something that you’re angry about.Continue reading
PT92: “Fighting for Gender and Racial Balance in Classical Music,” with Elizabeth de Brito, Host of the Daffodil Perspective
Today we’re very excited to feature a fellow conductor and podcaster, Tigran Arakelyan. Tigran is the host of Let’s Talk Off The Podium, a podcast of interviews with professional musicians of all disciplines, including Classical and Jazz. Today we talk about the variety of guests and musicians that Tigran on his podcast and his new radio show, how we can do the best possible with the orchestra that we have, whether that’s a professional, community, or youth group, and where to start if you’ve never listened to Let’s Talk Off The Podium.
After this episode, check out Jeremy’s interview on Tigran’s podcast, in which we talk about the origins of Podium Time, how Jeremy started his journey towards being a musician, and some sneak peeks into Jeremy’s non-musical life.Continue reading
Most of you will know Gary Lewis from his Orchestral Conducting Symposium and as the Director of Orchestras at the University of Colorado Boulder. Or you may remember him from episode 2 of the podcast. But now we’ve got him here for a full episode all about learning to listen and enabling your orchestra to play like chamber musicians.Continue reading