Cellist Sandy Kiefer, our 7th “Local Favorite”, sets the standard of cello playing and teaching in the Four Corners. Her story takes us to Vienna, Singapore, Washington DC, Canada, and many US states. Her playing experience is unique and her love of teaching infectious. Sandy's story is fascinating, inspiring, and noteworthy as she shares her musical favorites with you.

“Local Favorite” Diana Hobbs is a sought after piano player from Farmington. Ms. Hobbs has been a favorite accompanist for many musicians in town as well as a church solo musician and choir/hymn accompanist. Diana was a steady pianist for the “Dead Composers” concert series and Showcase on Dustin. Listen to some of her favorites including Gershwin, Debussy, Schubert, and Rachmaninoff.

"Local Favorite” Edie Farm, tells the story of her exceptionally long and exceptionally successful life as a pianist and organist, starting at the young and tender age of 3!  85 years later she is still in demand as a performer. She is an expert on a wide variety of musical styles, from hillbilly favorites like “Turkey in the Straw”, Mozart concertos, “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Satin Doll”. Edie has done it all!

Local favorite Connie Schulz tells her story, explaining what a euphonium sounds like and why!  Her story begins in 4th grade when her Dad said “I think you’ll like it because you get all the good parts in Sousa marches”. Mahler and “Send in the Clowns” play a big part in her musical life, and “O Magnum Mysterium” keeps her inspired and dedicated to music all year.

Farmington’s favorite Trumpeter/Composer/Educator Delbert Anderson shares stories and performances that have taken him to Alaska, NYC, and many stops in between with his trumpet and group D’DAT".

Local favorite, Hoyle Osborne, takes us on a fascinating journey exploring his early love of all things musical and the many influences of his life.  He shares musical examples of these important songs as well as many recordings of his own compositions. 


This week features trombonist Paul Bara. Join us for a glimpse into Paul’s musical past and his musical favorites.

Cathy Pope, a violinist, is my first guest on “Local Favorites”. You’ll hear what music Cathy likes and why and how it motivates her musical life. If you love music you’ll love this podcast.

We'll hear 7 different interpretations of Ravel’s “Pavanne for a Dead Princess” starting with Ravel himself recorded on a piano roll in 1922 and up to a Brassworks 4 recorded in 2015. Others include piano, orchestra, oboe and guitars.

A tribute to trumpet extraordinaire Ryan Anthony. Ryan formed the “Cancer Blows” foundation in Dallas TX and inspired thousands of trumpet players all over the world. He is missed.

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