Dec 3, 2019
For many people, attending a performance of George Frideric Handel's Messiah is as much of an annual Christmas tradition as decorating the tree and opening presents. So what better way to kick off the month of December than with a dive into this famous oratorio?
In today's episode, we'll learn a little bit about Handel...
Nov 19, 2019
There's something about the cello. Whether I'm rocking out to a mash-up of pop tunes played by piano/cello duo The Piano Guys or listening in awe of Sheku Kanneh-Mason's emotional performance of Elgar's cello concerto, I truly love listening to the cello play just about anything.
In today's episode, we'll learn a bit...
Nov 5, 2019
On August 3, 1990, President H. W. Bush declared the month of November National American Indian Heritage Month. (We refer to it now as Native American Heritage Month.) While certainly any month is the perfect month to learn about and celebrate Native peoples, November is a time especially encouraged to do so.
Oct 22, 2019
The opera is one of those things that people seem to really love...or really not love.
There are so many different styles of opera music, so many composers who have arranged opera music, and so many skilled vocalists who have performed opera music. All this to say, even if you might think you DON'T like opera music,...
Oct 8, 2019
Do you ever listen to a piece of music that gives you the shivers?
Maybe it's something about the musical instruments that are used, or maybe you associate a certain song with a spooky scene in a movie.
In today's episode, we're going to explore three famous classical music songs that are...well...spooky.