Seth Boustead hosts Relevant Tones - celebrating today's classical creativity.

Seth Boustead hosts Relevant Tones - celebrating today's classical creativity.

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Composer and entrepreneur Gabriel Prokofiev

Relevant Tones is a new weekly series that celebrates the diversity of classical composition today, with down-to-earth, engaging conversation with guest performers and composers.  Relevant Tones seeks to make contemporary music accessible to both the diehard classical music fan while attracting new listeners.  Seth Boustead hosts.

2/2       Esa-Pekka Salonen  Esa-Pekka Salonen, one of the world's top composers, conductors and supporters of new music, stops by to talk about his latest album. 

2/9       Gabriel Prokofiev  London-based DJ, composer and entrepreneur Gabriel Prokofiev, talks with Seth Boustead about composing and performing for a 21st century audience, family legacies, and the use of sampling in classical music.

2/16      Improvising  Something of a lost art, improvisation in classical music is making a comeback in a big way, thanks to composers like Steven Snowden, Don Malone, and Aaron Johnson.  Teaming up with fantastic performers, they prove that improvisation very much has a place in the modern concert hall.

2/23      Doug Cuomo & Arjuna's Dilemma  Based on the Bhagavad Gita, a Sanskrit text that delves into the discussion between the divine Krishna and earthbound Arjuna, Douglas Cuomo's Arjuna's Dilemma draws from both Indian and western musical traditions to create a compelling musical drama.  Cuomo joins Seth Boustead in the studio to talk about his composition.



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