Editor's Note: In our quest to provide more audio and video content on TheaterJones, we're beginning with a new podcast by local pianist Jonathan Tsay, called Between the Barlines. Tsay has performed recitals for international organizations, including in Taiwan and Canada, as well as for local outfits Fine Arts Chamber Players and The Cliburn, where he works with classroom outreach. He also runs the chamber music series Ensemble75, which begins its 2017-18 season on Sept. 30.
We'll let him tell you about himself and the podcast in this introduction:
For the first episode, Tsay chats with Russian-born violinist Gary Levinson, the Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra who also serves as artistic director for the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth (which opens its season at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth); and runs the house concert series Blue Candlelight Music with his wife, pianist Baya Kakouberi.
For Between the Barlines, Episode 1, Tsay and Levinson have a conversation about Levinson's upbringing in Russia with musician parents, the Suzuki method, pedagogy, programming chamber music concerts, Levinson's most memorable performance experience, and the underrated talent of composer Max Bruch.
» Between the Barlines will appear twice monthly on TheaterJones.com. You can also listen to the podcast on our SoundCloud page, and look for it on iTunes and Stitcher soon.