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Darko Butorac: In Conversation About His Path to the Podium, Approach to Conducting and New Music


Here is the complete conversation between Darko Butorac, the new music director of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and Blue Ridge Public Radio arts and culture producer Matt Peiken.

It's a wide-ranging talk that moves from Butorac's emigration from Yugoslavia to Seattle, his path to conducting, his approach on the podium and the challenges of cultivating new composers and new music into the classical music canon. 

BPR Classic is broadcasting this conversation at 7pm  Dec. 28 and 10am Jan. 16.

Matt Peiken, BPR’s first full-time arts journalist, has spent his entire career covering arts and culture.
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