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Mindy Heusel offers her highly enjoyable musical Perspective. Mindy likes to broaden her repertoire selections to include music by late 20th-century and 21st-century composers, music from movie soundtracks, and world and folk music. Mindy enjoys creatively integrating music by cross-over artists into WVIK's mostly classical format. Her provocative approach to music programming provides compelling evidence that classical music remains relevant and dynamic and that it continues to resonate with today's audiences.

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  • Mindy Heusel sits down with filmmaker and artist Jose Francisco Salgado to discuss his film created for Michael Abel's piece "Liquify"
  • Mindy Heusel is joined by special guests Courtney Lyon, the Artistic Director of Ballet Quad Cities, and Jillian Van Cura, a professional dancer with BQC.
  • Mindy Heusel interviews composer Angel Lam about her music and her piece "Secrets and Ice Garden" which was performed as part of the QCSO Living Lands and Waters concert at the Figge Art Museum.
  • Oboist Andrew Parker sits down for an interview to discuss his performances with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. The focus of the conversation is on his solo performance of John Harbison's "Snow Country." Parker describes the piece as a portrayal of the harsh and bitter aspects of winter, going beyond the picturesque snowy landscape.
  • In this episode, we welcome the renowned Krakow Duo, pianist Marek Szlezer and cellist Jan Kalinowski, who recently visited the Quad Cities area of Iowa to perform a concert at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport. Marek and Jan have been lifelong friends since their childhood in Krakow, Poland, and it was later in life that they decided to combine their talents and start performing together after successful solo careers.
  • In this episode, Mindy Heusel sits down with Lynne Stukart, the Executive Director of the Deanery School of Music in Davenport, Iowa. Lynne shares her extensive experience in music performance and teaching, from starting flute lessons at a young age to now teaching for over 20 years. Lynne's passion lies in nurturing the next generation of musicians and she finds joy in helping her students grow.At the Deanery, Lynne encourages students to challenge themselves while celebrating people from all backgrounds. She believes in making music accessible to everyone and offers instruction on a variety of instruments beyond the classical canon, such as violin, cello, piano, and flute. The Deanery, housed in a beautifully renovated historic mansion, is a space dedicated to fostering diverse musical experiences.One exciting upcoming event at the Deanery is the Krakow Duo concert and masterclass. Mindy asks Lynne about how the Deanery connected with this renowned Polish duo. Lynne explains that the duo reached out over the summer and she was thrilled by their willingness to work with students of all levels.During the conversation, Lynne shares her vision for the Deanery as a welcoming space that embraces the intimacy of chamber music and emphasizes community engagement. She also discusses her background in sound therapy, a unique offering that she plans to provide at the Deanery.Join Mindy and Lynne as they dive deep into Lynne's role as the Executive Director of the Deanery School of Music and explore the upcoming performances and opportunities to experience music at this remarkable institution.
  • Members of the ATLYS String Quartet and Marian Lee join Mindy Heusel on Perspective for a look at their upcoming performance on St. Ambrose University's Harmonic Diversions series. More information: https://www.sau.edu/harmonic-diversions-concert-series-atlys
  • Emily Kate Long, Christian Knopp, and Marcus Pei stop by Perspective with Mindy Heusel for a chat about their upcoming performance of Ghost Stories! More information on the October 13th and 14th performances: https://www.balletquadcities.com/
  • Join Perspective Host, Mindy Heusel, as she interviews Ballet Quad Cities Artistic Director Courtney Lyon and Artistic Advisor Joe Chonto about their work on BQC's upcoming presentation of Our Will to Live.
  • Kadisha Onalbayeva & Marian Lee talk with host Mindy Heusel