Aha! With Alastair: Episode #1 - Mazzoli, Falla, Vivaldi

Nov 6, 2019

Alastair Willis
Credit South Bend Symphony

WVPE partners with the South Bend Symphony for a new podcast series, "Aha! with Alastair," featuring South Bend Symphony Orchestra Music Director Alastair Willis. In each episode, Maestro Willis will discuss pieces the symphony is slated to perform in upcoming concerts.

"When I was younger, several inspiring conductors helped make music come alive for me, music suddenly became more than scales and black and white notes on the page," says Willis, "and since then one of my favorite things to do is return the favor for others, whether in concert, pre-concert talks, or podcasts!"

The title refers to Alastair's "aha" moments about music that he wants to share with listeners.

In this episode, Willis delves into three pieces of music: "Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres" by Missy Mazzoli, "El Amor Brujo" by Manuel de Falla, and "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi.

These pieces are on the program for the South Bend Symphony Orchestra performances this Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 PM and Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2:30 PM at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the University of Notre Dame campus.