Keith talks about his fondness for the music of Antonín Dvořák and about his relationship with the Czech Philharmonic and conductor Václav Neumann. The central piece for discussion is Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” and the featured recording is of Václav Neumann conducting the Czech Philharmonic in a live performance from 1993.
Keith discusses Strauss's tone poem Don Quixote and the experience of preparing and performing it with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and internationally renowned cellist Johannes Moser. The featured recording is from that performance in 2015.
In addition to his role as the BMC Artistic Director, Keith is the Conductor of the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra. Here, Keith discusses working with composer John Williams and recreating the music of Star Wars. The featured performance is of the main title from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, with Williams conducting the orchestra during its 1993 Japan Tour.