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Hosted by John Devlin and Enrico Lopez-Yañez, UpBeat is a podcast by conductors, for conductors that puts an "upbeat" spin on a range of topics. Whether you conduct an orchestra, band, chorus, ballet, opera or other type of ensemble-- we want to help and provide a place for fun, engaging discussion.

Each weekly episode features “The 4/4” where John and Enrico dive into a specific topic in a highly practical way. Then, they are joined by a special guest for a discussion about the field. Occasionally, special interview-only episodes shed light on an important topic facing the classical-musical world.

At Symphonica Productions, we reenvision the orchestral concert experience to enhance entertainment and engagement for audiences of all ages. Through animated storytelling and diverse themes at the forefront of popular culture, we create an inviting and immersive environment for concertgoers to interact with symphonic music. Packaged Pops, Family, and Education Concerts as well as a diverse library of rental music are available for booking now!

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A free online resource for conductors to learn share and advance their craft. featuring an article collection covering both 'on' and 'off' the podium topics.
Articles by Enrico:

Classical Cocktails

Pairing classic cocktails with American classical music.
Old Fashioned with
Virgil Thomson's The River
Lemon Lavender Gin & Tonic with
Adam Schoenberg's American Symphony

Making Music with Enrico

Kid friendly videos on how to make instruments at home with materials you can find in your pantry.
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