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Meet composer & steel drum artist Andy Akiho on SymphonyCast, Fri 4/19 @ 8pm

Described as “mold-breaking” and “vital” by The New York Times, Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer and performer whose interests run from steel pan to traditional classical music.

composer Andy Akiho standing next to a steel drum
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Composer and steel drum artist Andy Akiho

4/5 Perry: Homunculus C.F. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 (Randall Goosby, v; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langrée, cond)

4/12 Smetana: Má Vlast (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cond)

4/19 Akiho: Beneath Lighted Coffers Schubert: Symphony No. 9 (Andy Akiho, steel pans; Oregon Symphony; David Danzmayr, cond)

4/26 Britten: Sinfonietta Boulogne: Clarinet Concerto Mozart: Clairnet Concerto (Anthony McGill, cl and dir; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Watch this episode Andy Akiho and the Steelpan Drum | Now Hear This | Great Performances on PBS

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