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June 6, 2024 - AI in music, Bonsai trees, and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra

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About The Episode

Berklee College of Music and the Audio Engineering Society are hosting an inaugural international symposium at Berklee on AI in music, exploring the benefits, the ethics and the caveats.  

Two people instrumental to this symposium join The Culture Show for a preview: The event organizer, Berklee  music production and engineering professor Jonathan Wyner and keynote speaker Tod Machover.  Tod Machover is a pioneering composer and the  Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media and director of the MIT Media Lab's Opera of the Future group.  

Chris Copeland, Manager of Plant Production at the Arnold Arboretum is also the curator of their Bonsai and Penjing collection. He joins us to talk about these miniature masterpieces, the tradition of Bonsai, what it takes to care for these plants and how people can see them all —for free.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra music director Federico Cortese joins The Culture Show to preview their 66th season finale concert and to talk about their first permanent home in the orchestra's history, which opened last month.