Frank Johnson

Producer/Announcer

Michael Giacchino is the award-winning composer of TV, movie and video game scores, including Cars 2, Lost, Jurassic World, The Incredibles, and the 2009 reboot of the Star Trek films.

It’s been 30 years since the world was introduced to Marty McFly, the teenaged time traveler in the Back to the Future movies.

The 2015 World Piano Competition returns to UC’s CCM June 7-13 and joining Frank Johnson for a preview are Mark Ernster, their executive director, and pianist Awadagin Pratt, the competition’s artistic director.

Frank Johnson sits down with local jazz great Ed Moss to talk about his club, Schwartz’s Point, and the new CD from Ed Moss & The Society Jazz Orchestra, Back to Be-Bop.

Bryce Dessner is the artistic force behind acclaimed band The National and the popular MusicNOW Festival which happens around Cincinnati March 11-15 and includes two concerts with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Bryce Dessner speaks by phone with Frank Johnson about the 10 years of MusicNOW and this year’s line-up of music.

Cincinnati’s Third Annual Early Music Festival, featuring music from the Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval eras, will happen around the area through the month of February. Joining Frank Johnson with more of the details are Catacoustic Consort’s founder and artistic director, Annalisa Pappano and board chair and festival organizer, Alice Nutter.

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will kick off 2015 with their traditional concert and gala on December 31 with special guest vocalist Storm Large. Conductor John Morris Russell previews all the festivities with Frank Johnson.

Jim and Darren Blase from Northside’s Shake It Records talk with our Frank Johnson about what the shop will be doing on November 28, the infamous Black Friday shopping day.

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