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David Danzmayr is the new music director for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Through a series of conversations with Classical 101’s Boyce Lancaster, we are getting to know him a little better.

Most Recent Episodes

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Watching Yourself Conduct

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David Danzmayr taking in the sights in Downtown Columbus
4:59PM
March
30, 2014

I asked ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr if he ever watches himself conduct.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Charles Ives’ Musical Mashup

1:54PM
March
21, 2014

‘Putnam’s Camp’ by Charles Ives contains layer after layer of seemingly unrelated rhythms, melodies, and meters. Yet, they are there for a specific purpose.

Podcast: In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – A Conductor’s Life

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
6:00AM
March 15, 2014

The “glamorous” life of a musician is not always that glamorous.

Podcast: In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Concertmaster, Finale

3:31PM
March
7, 2014

In this final part of our concertmaster conversation, David Danzmayr mentions that he sometimes steps back and leaves the orchestra to play segments of pieces alone, because thereare times that the conductor can just “get in the way.”

Podcast: In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Concertmaster, pt. 2

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
7:14AM
March 3, 2014

There is more to the Concertmaster’s job than just playing “all of the really tough solos.” In our second look at the Concertmaster’s position, ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr begins to describe in more detail the role played by the person sitting at the front of the violin section.

Podcast: In the Key of “D”anzmayr – Concertmaster Part 1

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
8:27AM
February 19, 2014

The concertmaster is the last musician onstage before the conductor – and any soloist in, say, a concerto. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr about the role of the Concertmaster.

Podcast: In the Key of “D”anzmayr – Composers/Performers

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
2:07PM
February 10, 2014

Being a composer, performer, or conductor oftentimes means you do one thing exclusively. The amount of time it takes to prepare to conduct, plan concerts, etc., seems to leave little time for practice.

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr — Amplified

David Danzmayr in front of the Columbus skyline.
David Danzmayr in front of the Columbus skyline.
11:00AM
January 31, 2014

A question that comes up from time to time at concerts is, “Couldn’t they amplify the (insert any instrument here) so we could hear it better over the orchestra?” In the latest edition of the podcast we talk about this subject.

Podcast: In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Who Watches the Conductor?

ProMusic Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
ProMusic Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
8:00PM
January 18, 2014

Oftentimes it seems conductors are up there waving their arms, but no one in the orchestra is watching. ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr says looks can be deceiving – that there is a lot more communication going on than meets the eye – and it all starts with the Concertmaster.

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr — Jet Lag

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
5:00AM
January 14, 2014

ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr spoke about how he deals with sleep…or the lack of it.