Watch a selection of discussions with the conductors and soloists who perform with the DSO for their insights on the music, and their lives as musicians.
Conductor James Gaffigan and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard talk about Ravel, collaboration between vocalists and conductors, and their preparation.
The German conductor Ruth Reinhardst shares her background, rehearsal technique, and how she perceives Handel's "Messiah."
Prior to the October 18, 2019 webcast, conductor Jader Bignamini talked about Italian conductors' relationship with Mahler.
Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska talks about leading the music of Jean Sibelius, from her homeland, with orchestras around the world.
Passionate about the Austro-German repertoire, the conductor explains why she's attracted to Brahms and Webern, as well as why she's starting to conduct more US orchestras.
The Venezuelan conductor shares his thoughts on the Fifth Symphony of Gustav Mahler, and what he means today.
The conductor and composer discuss the "Play," Andrew Norman's vivid and prize-winning work.
From November 2017.
The conductor shares his perspective on these composers, as well as how he began conducting after studies in trumpet. From November 2017.
Richard Wagner invented a unique instrument played by the members of the horn section. DSO Horn Scott Strong explains. From January 2018.
Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste led Sibelius's "Pohjola's Daughter" and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony with the DSO, and here are his thoughts. From March 2018.
Gabel discusses his concert of Franck, Debussy, Dutilleux, and Ravel. From April 2018.
Concertmaster Yoonshin Song shares her thoughts about Bartók's Second Violin Concerto with conductor Leonard Slatkin, prior to their DSO performance. From April 2018.
Conductor Peter Oundjian shared his thoughts about Tchaikovsky's final symphony before the concert. From May 2018.
From June 2018.
Before the premiere of Chris Brubeck's new work for guitarist Sharon Isbin, Leonard Slatkin asked him a few questions.
The much-loved violinist Cho-Liang Lin performed a work by Lalo Schifrin with the DSO, and spoke with Leonard Slatkin about the experience.
She's performed John Corigliano's Bob Dylan settings for many years, and shares her thoughts here.
Leonard Slatkin spoke with Michel Camilo about their long relationship prior to the premiere of Camilo's Triple Concerto.
The DSO's Music Director Emeritus talks with DSO Violin Marian Tanau and former Principal Viola Sasha Mishnaevski about Rachmaninoff. From October 2016.
The beloved pianist Lang Lang shares his thoughts about Beethoven prior to a performance of his Fourth Piano Concerto. From September 2016.