An interview with Dr. Michael Shasberger about the West Coast Chamber Orchestra’s Mozart by Candlelight concert this Friday, November 25 in Santa Barbara

Daniel Kepl interviews Dr. Michael Shasberger, Chair of Music and Worship at Westmont College and Artistic Director of Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts in Santa Barbara, about the West Coast Chamber Orchestra’s traditional Thanksgiving concert, Mozart by Candlelight, on Friday, November 25th at 8pm in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary.

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An interview with Opera Santa Barbara Artistic Director Kostis Protopapas on the eve of his conducting debut with the company – Bizet’s Carmen on Friday, November 4 and Sunday, November 6

Daniel Kepl interviews Opera Santa Barbara’s Artistic Director Kostis Protopapas on the eve of his debut in Santa Barbara conducting Georges Bizet’s Carmen at the Granada Theatre on Friday, November 4 and Sunday, November 6.

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Download and read my interview with conductor Nir Kabaretti on the eve of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s opening concert of the 2016-2017 season – Beethoven’s Ninth – Saturday, October 15th (8pm) & Sunday, October 16th (3pm)

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An interview with pianist Wendy Chen on the eve of her performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30pm in the historic Lobero Theatre

Daniel Kepl interviews pianist Wendy Chen about her life in music, her friendship of many years with Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra conductor Heiichiro Ohyama, and her thoughts on Gershwin’s Concerto in F.

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An interview with conductor Christopher Story VI, who at 90 will conduct his 50th West Coast Symphony Fiesta Concert on Sunday, August 7th at 3:30pm in Santa Barbara

Daniel Kepl interviews the venerable founder of the Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts and conductor of the West Coast Symphony and West Coast Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Story VI, who at 90 will conduct, together with Dr. Michael Shasberger, the 50th Annual West Coast Symphony Fiesta Concert under the Great Arch at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden on Sunday, August 7th at 3:30pm. The concert is free to the public.

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A delightful chat with violinist Scott Yoo, Music Director of Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, on the eve of the Festival’s 46th summer season July 13 through July 24 at several venues including the acoustically delicious Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo

Daniel Kepl interviews violinist and conductor Scott Yoo who has recently been appointed conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, about the upcoming 46th summer season of Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo July 13 through July 24.

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A chat with actor James O’Neil about his famous relative Clarence Darrow whom he portrayed during a highly successful run at Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura of David W. Rintels’ one-person play about the famous civil rights attorney

This interview between Daniel Kepl and actor James O’Neil for VOICE Magazine was due to be released shortly after opening night of the David W. Rintels play Clarence Darrow at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura on May 27th, but internet issues intervened. The show closed on June 12th but was such a critical triumph for O’Neil it won’t be long before audiences will be able to see him reprise the role of his famous relative. Click here to access a downloadable PDF of the interview published in VOICE.

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An interview with conductor Michael Nowak on the eve of Orchestra Novo’s final concert of it’s first season – A Triumphant Heart – at Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo with pianist Marika Bournaki on Sunday, May 29 at 3pm

Daniel Kepl interviews conductor Michael Nowak as he prepares for the final concert of San Luis Obispo-based Orchestra Novo’s first season. Pianist Marika Bournaki will be the featured guest artist, with special guests, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of San Luis Obispo.

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An interview for Voice Magazine with pianist Alessio Bax on the eve of his performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra on Tuesday, May 17th

Daniel Kepl interviews pianist Alessio Bax, a favorite returning guest artist to Santa Barbara, for VOICE Magazine. Bax will be playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Heiichiro Ohyama conducting, on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30pm in Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero Theatre. Click here to download the print version of the interview.

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