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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, […]

Maestro Carl Topilow Catches up with Mr. Cavalier — Austin Carr!

Maestro Carl Topilow has been catching up with several friends of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra in a new series called “Conversations with Carl.” In this segment, he talked with “Mr. Cavalier,” Austin Carr.  Known for many years as the television voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he has made multiple appearances as guest narrator with the […]

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 […]

Catching up with Wayne Dawson in Celebration of Black History Month

Wayne Dawson, long time friend of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and award winning journalist and co-anchor of Fox 8 News in the Morning, took some time to talk with Maestro Carl Topilow in celebration of Black History Month. Wayne shared his love of jazz music and the difference his family is making in the community through the […]