Aida the musical, a visiting conductor, and an Arts Exit interview

It is a history-making week at KOPN as we start broadcasting from our new home on Bernadette Drive. And history has a role in each of this week's Speaking of the Arts chats with host, Diana Moxon, taking a trip to ancient Egypt courtesy of Joy Powell, the artistic director for MU Theatre Department's Larry D Clark Summer Repertory Theatre, whose production of the Elton John and Tim Rice musical theatre's retelling of the classic Verdi opera 'Aida' opens this week featuring singer Symonne Sparks; a chat with the The Missouri Symphony Orchestra's Executive Director, Trent Rash, and the first of the Hot Summer Nights visiting conductors, Wilbur Lin, including a look at how modern orchestra's might interpret the music of early composers; and Tom Piché, the Director and Curator of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Arts in Sedalia for the past 14 years gets Diana's Arts Exit Interview as his era directing the Daum comes to a close. Opening and closing music credits with thanks to guitarist Yasmin Williams (
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