Season 2: The Magic City

Season 2 explores Birmingham, the "Magic City," in its 150th year.

Demondrae Thurman discusses euphonium music and the "struggle of the African-American male."

In these two episodes, Walker Burroughs talks about his experience on American Idol and explores the "moral center of art."

Meet the Mutton Chops Brass Band! 

Meet Kunal Tiwari, euphonium player and the face of the Mutton Chops.

In these three episodes, musicologist Chloe Smith discusses her Yale University master's thesis "Shadows in the Magic City: Musical Responses to Racial Violence in Birmingham, Alabama."

Brian Viliunas talks about all things clarinet, including the Magic City Clarinet Festival. You'll hear part of Evan Mack's Clarinet Sonata, played by Dr. Viliunas and pianist Laurie Middaugh.