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Mystical New Year with Anthony Maglione

Anthony Maglione conducts the William Jewell Concert Choir.
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Anthony Maglione conducts the William Jewell Concert Choir.

Ring in the New Year with Sound Currents! Anthony Maglione joins us as the first guest of 2022, sharing music that will amaze and delight.

Happy New Year! We're filled with fresh optimism and hope as the year starts anew, and today’s show celebrates the turn of the year with music infused with mysticism, magic, awe and wonder.

This week's guest is composer and conductor Anthony Maglione.

Scroll to the bottom to answer this week's "favorite piece" poll down below and hear about Anthony Maglione's experience writing music for a video game in a bonus feature.

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Anthony Maglione, conductor/composer

The Mystic Trumpeter
IV. Recitative and Aria
V. Aria
by Anthony Maglione
Anthony Maglione with the William Jewell Concert Choir and GKCAGO Schola Cantorum
Jay Carter - countertenor
Sarah Tannehill Anderson - soprano
Ann Marie Rigler - organ

He Saw a Skull
by Michael Gordon
Ars Nova Copenhagen

CHI for String Quartet: II. Aura
by Augusta Reed Thomas
Spektral Quartet

Spells (Thinking of Jelly Roll Morton)
by Frederic Rzewski
Blair McMillen - piano

Vespers for a New Dark Age:
I. Wayward Free Radical Dreams
by Missy Mazzoli
Glenn Kotche - percussion
Lorna Dune - keyboards

Bonus Content
How often does a composer get asked to write music for a video game? For Anthony Maglione, it was a pleasant surprise. Hear about his experience composing for National Geographic Traveler's 'Sudoku China.'
Anthony Maglione composed music for National Geographic's 'Traveler Sudoku China.'

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Sascha Groschang is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
Laurel Parks is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
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