Akron Symphony adds a second podcast, “Symphosium”

Posted on: April 8, 2021

Ohio’s Akron Symphony Orchestra has added a second podcast channel, Symphosium, hosted by Thomas Moore, the orchestra’s director of marketing. The podcast features interviews with musicians, guest artists, authors, and newsmakers in the field of classical music. The first episode of the new podcast, “ASO Goes Electric,” was posted on March 30 and features Akron Symphony violinist Sam Petrey speaking about his experience recording with effects pedals from EarthQuaker Devices. Petrey recorded the “Allemande” from Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor and Novacek’s Perpetuum Mobile using the pedals. Upcoming Symphosium podcast episodes will feature violinist Kimia Ghaderi on April 19 and bassist Brian Del Bianco on May 3. The orchestra’s first podcast, Unorchestrated—a conversation series co-hosted by Music Director Christopher Wilkins and Moore—premiered in November with a fourteen-part discussion of Akron-born poet Rita Dove’s poetry collection Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play, which explores the relationship between Ludwig van Beethoven and the Black violinist George Bridgetower, for whom the “Kreutzer” Violin Sonata was written. Akron Symphony’s podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Libsyn.