Opus 30 - Cats, Cops, Conductors

Joshua Weilerstein and Garrett McQueen

Opus 30 - Cats, Cops, Conductors

There’s a lot that Garrett misses from his days as an orchestral musician, but one thing he doesn’t miss is dealing with conductors! Over time, he’s managed to meet a few conductors that he gets along with, including Maestro Joshua Weilerstein. In this opus, Garrett chats with Josh about his rise to fame as a conductor, his techniques for being more useful as a leader, and the challenges of programming new music for European orchestras. In the prelude, Garrett tells Scott about his complicated relationship with two other “C’s” – cats and cops.

Episode Playlist
Leroy Anderson – “The Waltzing Cat”
Gioachino Rossini – “The Cat Duet”
Aaron Copland – “I Bought Me a Cat”
Joel Thompson – “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed”

“Sticky Notes” Podcast Episode 136 – Classical Music Changemakers (feat. Garrett McQueen)

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