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The Muse in Music - Toshi Shimada on New Music that Speaks to the Heart and Mind


By, Dan Perttu


In this interview, I talk with Maestro Toshi Shimada, music director of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the New Britain Symphony, about what is inspiring to him in his work, and he shares how the best contemporary music for him is new music that speaks to his heart. We also talk about how the best music combines both the emotional content and craft, and we discuss his diverse background and experiences, and how that informs his own views on programming music of composers from diverse backgrounds. Please join us!





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