Entries by Sabrina Plumb DeCastra

Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk: Kishna Fowler Shares with Carl Topilow how she Helps the Next Generation Find a Passion for Music

Maestro Carl Topilow recently caught up with the very talented lyrical soprano, Kishna Fowler. With an amazing 25 year career in opera, Kishna shares her early years learning gospel music in the church where her father was the pastor. From there she would go on to study at Julliard and perform a variety of opera roles, […]

Continuing to Honor the Impact of African American Musicians with Byron Stripling

Black History Month may have ended in February but Carl Topilow and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra are still honoring the contributions of the many African American composers and artists who have shaped music and the world. The incredibly talented jazz trumpeter, vocalist and entertainer, Byron Stripling, has graced the stage at Severance Hall many times […]