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 41: Mental Health with Sound Mind

Episode 41: Mental Health with Sound Mind

Casey sits down with Sound Mind Executive Director Alex Hoffmann and Board Member Ben Manis. We discuss identity, career goals, and a taste of what it’s like being a working mother in the classical community. Sound Mind is doing GREAT work. Go find out more about them...

Episode 40: Not Dead Composers Featuring Mark Fish

Episode 40: Not Dead Composers Featuring Mark Fish

Mark and Casey chat about musical aesthetics, poetic inspirations, and David Ogden Stiers. Mark’s youtube recording for the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra’s rehearsal of “Womanwork” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6apd654SKN8 All music examples...

Episode 39: The Classical Guitar with Adam Levin

Episode 39: The Classical Guitar with Adam Levin

Adam Levin reunites with Casey after fifteen years! We talk origins, the importance of live performance, and what he believes is the true future of classical guitar music. Find out more about Adam here: www.adamlevinguitar.com...

Episode 37: Tchaikovsky Facts and Fictions

Episode 37: Tchaikovsky Facts and Fictions

Dr. Sophia Tegart is back to talk Tchaikovsky’s music, drama, and personal life.  All music examples from musopen.org and commons.wikimedia.org. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/8078241

Episode 35: Not Dead Composers Featuring Damien Geter

Episode 35: Not Dead Composers Featuring Damien Geter

In the fourth of our Not Dead Composers series, we talk to composer, singer, and conductor Damien Geter. Find him on Instagram @dgeter, and at his website damiengetermusic.com. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7717078

Episode 33: Rapid Fire with Ryan Zwahlen

Episode 33: Rapid Fire with Ryan Zwahlen

Previously unaired footage from our Instrumental Personalities episode! Join Casey and Ryan as they casually chat about instrumental stereotypes, disparity of concertos, and oboists “subtle” egos. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7552171

Episode 32: Build Your Library with Battalia

Episode 32: Build Your Library with Battalia

The first in a series of Build Your Library episodes - something to refresh the classical music you listen to! https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7302817

Episode 31: Do I Have Perfect Pitch?

Episode 31: Do I Have Perfect Pitch?

I’ve always wondered, since I was a kid, if I actually have perfect pitch or not. And I... sort of... discover the answer? Maybe? Helpful insights from Mont Chris Hubbard and Leslie Grush. Want to test yourself? Check out a perfect pitch test here:...

Episode 30: It’s 2021 and Classical Music is Still Here!

Episode 30: It’s 2021 and Classical Music is Still Here!

Happy New Year! Casey and Dr. Tegart have a wonderful and casual conversation recapping the year in music. We predict what’s to come, and we even make a few little resolutions for ourselves. https://www.buzzsprout.com/1040791/episodes/7070242