Episode 53: KCW Live at YMA Part 1

Keep Classical Weird’s first live event was a smash success, and to have the energy like that in the room was phenomenal. Be sure to leave a comment if you were at the taping! Thanks to the guests in this half of the show: Thomas Barber, Etta Moen, Blake Applegate,...

Episode 52: Rapid Fire with Trumpeter Katherine Evans

Katherine Evans lets us know her impressions of the orchestra instruments from a trumpeter’s perspective! Find out which instrument usually wears the best shoes, which remind her of synchronized swimming, and which represents the sound of friendship. Music examples...

Episode 51: Year-Old Bonus Episodes

Here’s a mishmash of two bonus episodes that you now don’t have to worry about if you accidentally feed them honey. Special thanks to all my guests in these episodes: Michael Gesme, Chris Ramaekers, Adam Flatt, and Sophia Tegart. If you’d like a special shoutout, you...

Episode 50: We Review A Late Quartet

It’s Episode 50! Yahoo! To celebrate, it’s movie day! Casey is joined by Dr. Sophia Tegart to watch and review the 2012 film A LATE QUARTET. And BOY, did we have opinions! If you haven’t seen it yet, be warned that we talk about the entire film, so this is filled with...
Episode 53: KCW Live at YMA Part 1

Episode 53: KCW Live at YMA Part 1

Keep Classical Weird’s first live event was a smash success, and to have the energy like that in the room was phenomenal. Be sure to leave a comment if you were at the taping! Thanks to the guests in this half of the show: Thomas Barber, Etta Moen, Blake Applegate,...

Episode 52: Rapid Fire with Trumpeter Katherine Evans

Episode 52: Rapid Fire with Trumpeter Katherine Evans

Katherine Evans lets us know her impressions of the orchestra instruments from a trumpeter’s perspective! Find out which instrument usually wears the best shoes, which remind her of synchronized swimming, and which represents the sound of friendship. Music examples...

Episode 51: Year-Old Bonus Episodes

Episode 51: Year-Old Bonus Episodes

Here’s a mishmash of two bonus episodes that you now don’t have to worry about if you accidentally feed them honey. Special thanks to all my guests in these episodes: Michael Gesme, Chris Ramaekers, Adam Flatt, and Sophia Tegart. If you’d like a special shoutout, you...

Episode 50: We Review A Late Quartet

Episode 50: We Review A Late Quartet

It’s Episode 50! Yahoo! To celebrate, it’s movie day! Casey is joined by Dr. Sophia Tegart to watch and review the 2012 film A LATE QUARTET. And BOY, did we have opinions! If you haven’t seen it yet, be warned that we talk about the entire film, so this is filled with...

Episode 49: So Many Bachs, So Little Time

Episode 49: So Many Bachs, So Little Time

Welcome to a primer on the Bach family! Why is JS Bach’s music so timeless? Why do we find it so boring when we’re kids? Dr. Sophia Tegart and Casey dig in to find out. Music examples provided by musopen.org and archive.org, under public domain usage copyrights.

Episode 48: Build Your Library with St. Paul’s Suite

Episode 48: Build Your Library with St. Paul’s Suite

Gustav Holst wrote “The Planets,” sure, but he also wrote some stellar stuff for intermediate string orchestra!  Performances of St. Paul’s Suite were recorded by Casey Bozell using the A Capella app and, like, so much patience. Excerpt from “Mars” provided by...

Episode 47: Not Dead Composers Featuring Kirsten Volness

Episode 47: Not Dead Composers Featuring Kirsten Volness

A wonderful conversation with the amazing Kirsten Volness, visiting professor at Reed College, and the artist behind the album River Rising, available now on Bandcamp. Kirsten Volness can be found at the following websites:...

Episode 46: Remote Together with Catherine Lee

Episode 46: Remote Together with Catherine Lee

Portland based oboist Dr. Catherine Lee joins us to talk about her new album, being released on May 21st, titled “Remote Together.” You can purchase it on BandCamp, and attend the virtual release party! More details are on her website, catherinemlee.com. In our...

Episode 45: A Short History of Why No One Can Play In Tune

Episode 45: A Short History of Why No One Can Play In Tune

Subtitled: “Why piano players are the worst.” Dr. Sophia Tegart is back, hooray! She walks us through different tuning systems, why tuning in differing ensembles is so difficult, and why, indeed, piano players are the worst.* *This is, of course, a joke. Piano players...

Episode 44: Baroque Violin with Adam LaMotte

Episode 44: Baroque Violin with Adam LaMotte

Awesome violinist and super cool human Adam LaMotte talks to Casey Bozell about his love of Baroque music. Plus we get really into the weeds talking about Baroque versus modern technique! You can check out Adam’s YouTube channel here:...

Episode 43: Rapid Fire with Nicole Buetti

Episode 43: Rapid Fire with Nicole Buetti

Bassoonist and lovely human Nicole Buetti and her rapid fire round from the Instrumental Personalities episode. She’s got her own educational series where her puppet friends, the Nirks, lead us through meeting the instruments of the symphony orchestra. You can find it...

Episode 42: Build Your Library with Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances

Episode 42: Build Your Library with Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances

Today’s BYL centers on Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances. Learn a little about him, the field of ethnomusicology, and hear Casey perform these dances as a violin trio. (A new arrangement, as far as we’re aware...) It’s a shortie, but a fun one! Here are some stellar...