Podcast - High Notes


High Notes Podcasts

Listen at your convenience to the week's High Notes panel discussion, moderated by AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher.

2024 High Notes

2023 High Notes



July 17 - Jane Glover and Leonard Slatkin

Alan Fletcher talks to acclaimed conductors, Jane Glover and Leonard Slatkin over the books they have written on their experiences and knowledge of the world of classical music.

July 10 - Jeremy Denk and Steven Isserlis

Alan Fletcher speaks with extraordinary solo artists pianist Jeremy Denk and pianist Steven Isserlis about their experiences in leading orchestras from the piano and cello.

July 3 - Inon Barnatan and Alisa Weilerstein

Alan Fletcher is joined by pianist Inon Barnatan and cellist Alisa Weilerstein in a lively musical discussion.


August 16 - Matthew Polenzani and Robert Spano

Alan Fletcher speaks with world-renowned tenor Matthew Polenzani about his role in the AMFS's production of Mozart's Idomeneo. Joining them is AMFS Music Director Robert Spano, who will lead the final concert of the season: Haydn's Creation.


August 9 - David Robertson and John Luther Adams

Alan Fletcher meets with composer John Luther Adams and conductor David Robertson to discuss their concert collaboration, a reflection of the 2023 AMFS season's theme: The Adoration of the Earth.


August 2 - Steven Banks and Myra Huang

Saxophonist Steven Banks and pianist Myra Huang join Alan Fletcher discussing pianist André Watts, teaching philosophies, and more!


July 19 - Jimmy López Bellido, Steven Mackey, and Sarah Kirkland Snider

Three brilliant composersJimmy López Bellido, Steven Mackey, and Sarah Kirkland Sniderjoin Alan Fletcher in a lively discussion.


July 12 - Awadagin Pratt and Nico Muhly

Alan Fletcher speaks with pianist Awadagin Pratt about his appearance on the Baroque Evening program. Joining them is composer Nico Muhly, whose piece for saxophone will receive its U.S. premier this summer.


July 5 - Anthony Davis and Maxim Vengerov

Alan Fletcher opens the 2023 discussion series with composers Anthony Davis and violinist Maxim Vengerov.