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Composer Bryan Johanson and Portland Symphonic Choir

Johanson is an award-winning composer. He takes inspiration from sources as varied as poets Sappho and Samuel Beckett, medieval physiology, Roman history, and his personal experience. The Portland Symphonic Choir featured one of his compositions in their 2005 spring concert. See behind-the-scenes coverage of his rehearsals with the choir and discover how a composer known for his guitar work fares with a full choir.

First Broadcast: 2005
Producer: Tom D’Antoni

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