Join us Fridays at 7pm for Musical Chairs, hosted by Michael Brooks. Each week Michael chats with a member of the Pacific Northwest classical music community and plays some of their favorite works, sharing stories and background. Fascinating people sharing great music--every Friday night.
October 24 - Carole Terry
Carole Terry's career as a renowned performer and pedagogue of the organ and harpsichord has taken her to many cities and universities throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Especially known for her performances and recordings of German Romantic music, she is also an expert on the physiology of keyboard performance -- the subject of her forthcoming academic work. As a performer and master teacher, Terry participated in the Bamboo Organ Festival, in Manila, Philippines, as well as the Attersee Barock Akademie, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, in Lübeck, Germany. She has also been involved in various summer academies, such as the International Summer School for Young Organists in Oundle, Great Britain and the Mount Royal College Organ Academy and International Summer School in Calgary, Canada. A frequent judge for competitions, Terry has adjudicated the prestigious International Musachino Organ Competition in Tokyo and in 2003, the Third Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition.
October 31 - Jamala Henderson
Jamala has been with KUOW since July 2004. She graduated from The Evergreen State college in Washington, where she focused on film, video and media studies. After several years working in video production, she began to pursue radio while working for the University of Washington's television station, UWTV. After a short stint as a volunteer radio host at KBCS public radio in Bellevue, she took the position of Broadcaster at the Evergreen Radio Reading Service, a radio reading service for the blind.
November 7 - Mina Miller
Mina Miller, Music of Remembrance Artistic Director and concert pianist,was born in New York, NY, and studied at the Manhattan School of Music. She earned her Ph.D. in Music from New York University. She performed solo recitals in London, Copenhagen, and Finland; concert engagements took her throughout North America, Great Britain, Europe, and Scandinavia. In 1998, her career as a recitalist and concerto soloist metamorphosed when she founded Music of Remembrance and began serving as the organization’s president and artistic director. A central artistic participant, Miller’s bold leadership has made Music of Remembrance the home of “some of Seattle's best musicians” (Seattle Times), drawing national attention by engaging guest artists such as soprano Jane Eaglen, tenor Vinson Cole, and Seattle Symphony conductor Gerard Schwarz. Recognized for her musical advocacy of Holocaust musicians and of new, Holocaust-related chamber works, Miller has lectured in Seattle and internationally on the Holocaust’s cultural and artistic legacy. As a pianist, Miller enjoys an international reputation for her interpretations of the music of Carl Nielsen. Under the sponsorship of the Danish Government and the Danish Cultural Institute, she made extensive tours of Denmark.
November 14 - David Gordon
David Gordon, whose playing has been described as “spectacular” by The Chicago Tribune, is Principal Trumpet of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Chicago. Prior to his appointment in Seattle, he was Principal Trumpet of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. As a guest artist, he has performed, recorded and toured as Principal Trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, and has performed as Principal Trumpet of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. As soloist, David has appeared with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (with whom he performed as soloist every season of his tenure), the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Lake George Chamber Orchestra. In an orchestral context, he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and has held the position of Principal Trumpet with the Jupiter Symphony and the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra.
November 21 - Stephen Rogers Radcliffe
Stephen Rogers Radcliffe continues to fulfill the promise recognized when he made his Lincoln Center conducting debut with Metropolitan Opera sopranos Jan DeGaetani, Susan Graham and Dawn Upshaw. Since then Mr. Radcliffe has conducted orchestras on four continents, produced compact disc recordings of operatic, orchestral, and chamber music works, and has fostered the development of audiences through innovative educational and artistic programs. An Assistant Conductor of the Boston Lyric Opera, Radcliffe was Founder and Music Director of the New York Chamber Ensemble - performing for over a decade at Lincoln Center, Artistic Director of the Cape May Music Festival, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Hungarian Virtuosi, which he led in international touring, television and radio broadcast performances and recording projects. Stephen Rogers Radcliffe served as the Director of Orchestral and Operatic Activities at the University of Massachusetts and Music Director of the Five College Opera Project. Mr. Radcliffe holds a degree in Music Education from the New England Conservatory and has led youth orchestra programs throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He holds a Masters Degree in conducting from the University of Michigan and has studied conducting at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Centers as well as at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena where his principal teachers include Gustav Meier, Leonard Bernstein and Franco Ferrara. From 2004-2007 Mr. Radcliffe was the Harry and Mildred Bemis Endowed Fellow at Brandeis University where he received both a Masters Degree and a PhD in Musicology.
Musical Chairs host Michael Brooks came to Seattle from the East Coast more than 20 years ago. It didn't take long for Mike to become enthralled with the Northwest's nature and hospitality. He joined KING FM in the spring of 2007 and has enjoyed the return to his "radio roots." His first radio job was at a classical station in his hometown of Baltimore, Md.