Symphosium podcast

Symphosium is a podcast about all things classical music produced by the Akron Symphony Orchestra. Hosted by Director of Marketing Thomas Moore, the podcast features interviews with musicians, guest artists, authors and newsmakers in the field of classical music.

 

Episode 10: An American Melting Pot

In this episode, we are joined by co-host Ken Heinlein, principal tuba of the ASO, for a talk with composer David Biedenbender about his career, his influences and his music. (Click for full episode guide.)

Episode 9: ASO Conversation: Matt Dudack

In this episode, we sit down with Matt Dudack, who has been a member of our percussion section since 2000, to talk about his career in music, the history (and his love) of the steel drum, the best drummers of all time, and more as part of our ASO Conversation series. (Click for full episode guide.)

Episode 8: The Music Returns

In this episode, we sit down with Music Director Christopher Wilkins to talk about the Akron Symphony Orchestra’s return to the concert stage after 16 months with the Outside Voices Concert Series. (Click for full episode guide.)

Episode 7: ASO Conversation: John Gruber

In this episode, we sit down with John Gruber, our principal trombone player who has been a member of the Orchestra since 2018, to talk about his career in music, Mozart’s use of the trombone in his compositions, the craft beer scene in Akron, the merits of Star Trek and more as part of our ASO Conversation series. (Click here for full episode guide.)

Episode 6: ASO Conversation: Heidi Aufdenkamp Peck

In this episode, we sit down with Heidi Aufdenkamp Peck, a clarinet player with the Akron Symphony Orchestra since 1994, to talk about her career in music, her tenure with the ASO, what she has been working on during the past year, and more as part of our ASO Conversation series. (Click for full episode guide.)

Episode 5: ASO Goes Electric: Brian Del Bianco

Akron Symphony bassist Brian Del Bianco talks about his experience recording with effects pedals from EarthQuaker Devices. (Click for full episod guide.)

Episode 4: ASO Conversation: Pablo Sánchez-Pazos

In this episode, we sit down with Pablo Sánchez-Pazos, a violinist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, to talk about his career in music, his first season with the ASO, what he has been working on during the past year, and more as part of our ASO Conversation series. (Click for full episode guide.)

Episode 3: ASO Goes Electric: Kimia Ghaderi

In this episode, Akron Symphony violinist Kimia Ghaderi talks about her experience recording with effects pedals from EarthQuaker Devices. (Click for full episode guide.)

Episode 2: Sometimes the opposite is also true

In this episode, Tom is joined by special co-host Jerry Miskell for an interview with author Stephen Johnson about his latest work, The Eighth: Mahler and the World in 1910, which was named one of the best books about classical music in 2020 by the BBC. (Click for full episode guide.)

Episode 1: ASO Goes Electric: Sam Petrey

Akron Symphony violinist Sam Petrey talks about his experience recording with effects pedals from EarthQuaker Devices. (Click for full episode guide.)

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