An interview with Tamsen Beseke, concertmaster of the West Coast Symphony, on the eve of the orchestra’s Independence Day concert in the historic Sunken Gardens of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Saturday, July 4th at 5pm

Daniel Kepl interviews violinist Tamsen Beseke about her career in Los Angeles  and her many years serving as concertmaster of the West Coast Symphony and West Coast Chamber Orchestra, as she prepares for the upcoming Independence Day concert by the orchestra in the Sunken Gardens of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Saturday, July 4th at 5pm.

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American pianist Clipper Erickson has just finished recording the complete piano works of Nathaniel Dett in Germany. We discuss his Kickstarter campaign to fund production costs for the 2 CD-set

Daniel Kepl interviews American pianist Clipper Erickson about his passion for composer Nathaniel Dett which has resulted in the pianist realizing a dream. He has just finished recording the complete piano works of Dett in Germany and is now seeking Kickstarter funding to complete the production of the 2 CD set. Click “Download All” to download a copy of this video to your desktop.

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Ernest Richardson, Resident Conductor of the Omaha Symphony will conduct Bach, Broadway & Beyond this Sunday, June 14 in Santa Barbara with guest artist, soprano Tiffany Haas, who sang the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the musical Wicked on Broadway

The video reception is poor, but the audio is good as Daniel Kepl interviews Ernest Richardson, Resident Conductor of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra in Colorado, about conducting Santa Barbara’s Music and Arts Conservatory Virtuoso Strings in a concert featuring soprano Tiffany Haas, star of the Broadway musical Wicked, this Sunday, June 14th at 7pm in Santa Barbara’s Marjorie Luke Theatre. Tickets for Sunday’s concert: brownpapertickets.com/event/1558740 ($18-$50) or call (805) 722-0708.

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Dr. Michael Shasberger discusses the 33rd annual Bach By Candlelight concert this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at 8pm in Santa Barbara by the West Coast Chamber Orchestra and soloists

Daniel Kepl interviews Dr. Michael Shasberger, who with founding conductor Christopher Story VI will conduct the West Coast Chamber Orchestra and soloists in the 33rd Annual Bach By Candlelight concert at First United Methodist Church in downtown Santa Barbara this Monday, Memorial Day, May 25 at 8pm. The SKYPE connection with Dr. Shasberger, who was on tour conducting the Westmont College Orchestra in Italy is rough, but his enthusiasm for the Bach By Candlelight tradition is contagious.

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Cristina Pato, master of the Galician bagpipe discusses her native instrument, her colleagues in the Cristina Pato Quartet making their Santa Barbara debut on Wednesday, May 13 and how she is perceived around the world

Daniel Kepl interviews Cristina Pato, arguably the world’s greatest master of the Galician bagpipe (gaita) for CASA Magazine on the eve of the Santa Barbara debut of her Cristina Pato Quartet at UC Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall on Wednesday, May 13th. Tickets: 805 893-3535. To download the video, click “download all.” To download a PDF of the print version in CASA Magazine click here.

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Baritone Gregory Gerbrandt will debut with Opera Santa Barbara in the role of Stanley Kowalski in André Previn’s opera of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire April 24 & 26

Daniel Kepl interviews baritone Gergory Gerbrandt on the eve of his debut with Opera Santa Barbara as Stanley Kowalski in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire opening Friday, April 24th at 7:30pm at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, with a repeat performance on Sunday, April 26th at 2:30pm. Download the interview by clicking “download all.” Read a transcription of the interview in the Friday, April 24th issue of CASA Magazine.

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An interview with the esteemed violist Jerzy Kosmala on the eve of his recital at UC Irvine on Saturday, April 11th with faculty colleague, violinist Haroutune Bedelian, and guest artist, pianist David Dunford

Daniel Kepl chats with UC Irvine Professor of viola, Jerzy Kosmala, about his career in Poland and America, his studies with William Primrose, and his upcoming recital on April 11th at UC Irvine entitled The Mesmerizing Viola with colleagues Haroutune Bedelian violin, and guest artist, David Dunford piano.

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An interview with choral conductor/composer Dr. Rollo Dilworth on the eve of his guest conducting engagement with the Santa Barbara Choral Society March 28, 29

Daniel Kepl interviews Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Professor of Choral Music Education and Chair of the Department of Music Education and Therapy at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia, PA on the eve of his appearance as guest conductor for the Santa Barbara Choral Society‘s Composers Then And Now concert pair at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday March 29.

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An interview with actor Christopher Lemmon about his father, the iconic film star Jack Lemmon

Daniel Kepl interviews actor/author Christopher Lemmon about his father, the iconic film star Jack Lemmon, during the run at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura of his one-man show JACK LEMMON RETURNS which runs through march 29. Rubicon box office for tickets: 805 667-2900.

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An interview with violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen on the eve of her debut with the Santa Barbara Symphony playing Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole March 14/15 2015

Daniel Kepl interviews violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen on the eve of her performance of the Lalo Symphonie espagnole with the Santa Barbara Symphony on March 14/15 2015, Nir Kabaretti conducting, at the Granada Theatre. This video may be downloaded to your desktop by clicking “Download All.”

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