On Being, with Krista Tippett:
A beautiful piece on and with Alice Parker, one of the few conductors of high stature who is not even remotely afraid to speak about music primarily in the context of life, connection, emotion, and connection with humanity.
It’s worth taking the time to listen, whether on the website or by downloading the “On Being” podcast. There is a transcription here, but Alice Parker’s words and voice give it much more life…
(Probably one of my favorite compliments ever–a non-musician friend of mine heard this on the radio driving in to work, and said she thought it was really cool and it reminded her of me and the way I approach music and singing…:-))