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Fresh Air Weekend: Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Costume designer Ruth E. Carter

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 6, 2021. Last week, the mayor of Philadelphia declared it "Philly Loves Yannick Week," in celebration of him extending his contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra for four more years.
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 6, 2021. Last week, the mayor of Philadelphia declared it "Philly Loves Yannick Week," in celebration of him extending his contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra for four more years.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

From Beyoncé to Debussy, Yannick Nézet-Séguin shares music that inspires him: What do great conductors listen to when they're not on the podium? Nézet-Séguin made a playlist, specifically for Fresh Air, of music that inspires him (plus one of his cats' favorite songs).

An Oscar-winning costume designer explains how clothes 'create a mood': In the last 30 years, Ruth E. Carter has produced some of the most iconic looks in the Black film canon and beyond. She won an Academy Award for Black Panther and is now nominated for Wakanda Forever.

You can listen to the original interviews and review here:

From Beyoncé to Debussy, Yannick Nézet-Séguin shares music that inspires him

An Oscar-winning costume designer explains how clothes 'create a mood'

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