|Julia interviews baritone Rod Gilfry, currently starring as Emil de Becque in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at the Ahmanson Theater, presented by Center Theater Group. In the interview they discuss his experiences in both opera and musical theater, his approach to technique and advice to young artists, and his upcoming role in a new opera about the curious Renaissance composer, Carlo Gesualdo.
Jennifer interviews Seth Rogen, star of Superbad, Knocked Up, and many other films. Maia Jasper teaches Seth how to play the violin. Seth discusses his connection to classical music, his experience learning to read, and his personal take on Ferdinand the Bull.
Julia interviews celebrated collaborative pianist and coach, Martin Katz. Click below to watch the interview. In this interview, Dr. Katz discusses why he chose collaborative piano, his advice to young accompanists, his approach to conducting, how he infuses music with energy, and his concerns about the intersection between technology and classical music.
Julia interviews coloratura soprano Elizabeth Futral, who has graced the world’s preeminent stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and San Francisco Opera. In this interview, Elizabeth Futral discusses her involvement with a new concert series, the Salastina Society (in Los Angeles), what she thinks about before singing an aria or song, her experiences premiering new works, and her advice to young singers.
Jennifer interviews Dick Van Dyke, Ed Asner, Ashley Brown, Richard Sherman, Connie Stevens, Stefanie Powers, Gary Greene, Debra Greene, and Seth Bronstein at the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra’s 73rd Anniversary Concert Spectacular at Walt Disney Concert Hall.