Don Matthews http://ijpr.org en Music At The End http://ijpr.org/post/music-end <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I was a student at university, I earned extra money by singing in a church choir and at a temple. As part of my duties, I often took part in services to mark the passing of a member of the congregation. Sometimes family members had specific music they wanted to hear; when they didn’t know what to choose, the rabbi or minister would select something he deemed appropriate, like Handel’s “The Trumpet Shall Sound” or </span>Copland’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> arrangement of “At the River.” The music was beautiful, but mostly I sang to make a little extra money. I didn’t think too much about the deeper meaning of the piece. I was paid to help people honor a life, but it wasn’t personal.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:13:54 +0000 Don Matthews 5538 at http://ijpr.org Music At The End Best Albums Of 2013 http://ijpr.org/post/best-albums-2013 <p>JPR music hosts take a stab identifying standout recordings of 2013.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don Matthews |&nbsp;</span></strong><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Classical Music Director &amp; Host <em>First Concert</em></strong></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:39:00 +0000 Don Matthews, Eric Teel, Maria Kelly, Paul Gerardi & Geoff Ridden 3783 at http://ijpr.org Best Albums Of 2013 Zemlinsky String Quartet Live Session http://ijpr.org/post/zemlinsky-string-quartet-live-session <p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:54:29 +0000 Don Matthews 2252 at http://ijpr.org Zemlinsky String Quartet Live Session Saturday Opera Offers Alternative Story Of Jesus and Mary http://ijpr.org/post/saturday-opera-offers-alternative-story-jesus-and-mary <p>On Saturday morning at 10, JPR will present the radio broadcast premiere of <em>The Gospel of Mary Magdalene</em> by Mark Adamo, performed by the San Francisco Opera.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:02:17 +0000 Don Matthews 1342 at http://ijpr.org Saturday Opera Offers Alternative Story Of Jesus and Mary SOU Guitarist Tye Austin Follows Carnegie Hall With JPR Classics Live Session http://ijpr.org/post/sou-guitarist-tye-austin-follows-carnegie-hall-jpr-classics-live-session <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SOU guitar performance major </span>Tye<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Austin visited with </span>JPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Don Matthews about his performance at Carnegie Hall, as well as his Requiem for the late David </span>Grubbs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:41:01 +0000 Don Matthews 191 at http://ijpr.org SOU Guitarist Tye Austin Follows Carnegie Hall With JPR Classics Live Session