My second conversation for “That’s Not Spit, It’s Condensation” was with Kevin Fitzgerald. Kevin is the assistant conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra.
This was such a fun conversation to have. Kevin is a really positive and uplifting guy. I didn’t know him very well, as he started with us in September, so I was glad to have the opportunity to learn about him and see how deep his passion for music and youth education is. He’s been SO supportive of me and my colleagues in the orchestra, always trying to lift us up with encouragement about passages in the repertoire that he enjoyed hearing us perform, or just having a smile on his face in the hallway. I’m really happy to have Kevin as a part of the organization I work for.
Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra website
Here’s a link to a Spotify playlist for Kevin’s episode. I asked him what his favorite Karajan Beethoven recording was, and he said the seventh symphony. Listen to the episode to find out why these recordings are so meaningful to him. I also put Beethoven symphony no. 2 in there as well because we happen to be playing it this week in the ASO.
Show note – At the end, you’ll hear me say, “If you want to get in touch with me, you can do so on facebook, just search rbtrumpet and you’ll find me”. This is no longer true. It’s a relic from a social media presence long gone. But, since you’re reading this on my website, you already knew that.
Until next time,