Music is essential, maybe more now than ever before. Thomas Dausgaard hosts Seattle Symphony musicians and friends to talk about the music they love.
On this episode of On a High Note, Thomas welcomes Seattle Symphony Douglas F. King Associate Conductor Lee Mills and Seattle Symphony Conducting Fellow Lina González-Granados to discuss this year from the conductor’s perspective and imagine the future of orchestral music.
Recorded on April 27, 2021.
On this episode of On a High Note, Thomas welcomes Seattle Symphony Principal Horn Jeffrey Fair to chat about Robert Schumann's challenging Konzertstück for Four Horns, self-realizations about getting stressed out as a musician, and finessing preparation strategies for a solo performance.
Recorded on April 16, 2021.
On this episode of On a High Note, Thomas welcomes Seattle Symphony Associate Principal Cello Meeka Quan DiLorenzo to chat about a few highlights of the upcoming 2021/2022 season — including works by American composers George Walker and John Adams — and to explore unlikely sources of inspiration, from comedy routines to YouTube clips.
Recorded on March 12, 2021.
On this fifth episode of On a High Note, Thomas welcomes artist and photographer Frank Schramm — a close friend of the late composer George Walker — as well as violinist Gregory Walker, son of George Walker, to discuss the Seattle Symphony’s upcoming release of Walker’s final work, Sinfonia No. 5, “Visions,” on March 5, 2021.
Recorded on February 12, 2021.
On this episode of On a High Note, Thomas welcomes Seattle Symphony Principal Flute Demarre McGill to discuss his recent performance of Martin’s Ballade, finding his first flute in his parents’ closet, and becoming friends with flutist James Galway.
Recorded on December 8, 2020.
On this third episode of On a High Note, Thomas welcomes Seattle Symphony Principal Oboe Mary Lynch to discuss practicing and performing outdoors, Carl Nielsen's Wind Quintet and Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for Winds.
Recorded on November 9, 2020.
On this second episode of On a High Note, Thomas welcomes Seattle Symphony Concertmaster Noah Geller to discuss livestreaming from Benaroya Hall and Noah's recent performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.
Recorded on October 21, 2020.
On this first episode of On a High Note, Thomas welcomes Raff Wilson, the Seattle Symphony's new Vice President of Artistic Planning, to discuss programming during a pandemic and welcoming musicians back to Benaroya Hall for a re-imagined season.
Recorded on September 22, 2020.