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Classical Music Posts
Mmhmm is a small word that’s often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Continue Reading Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say ‘Mmhmm’
If the celebrated cellist could soundtrack his life, the music would be J.S. Bach’s six Cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma explains why they mean the world to him while he played the music at the NPR offices. Continue Reading NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Yo-Yo Ma’s Life Led With Bach
Warm nights and clear skies are a perfect combination to see some of the night sky’s wonders, even if you don’t have a telescope. And what could be better than stargazing with a themed classical music soundtrack? Continue Reading Look Up: Musical Inspiration From The Night Sky
The first known photograph of Leonard Bernstein (left) as a conductor, taken at a summer camp on 1937. CREDIT: Library of Congress, Music Division “Moynik!”… Continue Reading Leonard Bernstein: How ‘Noise That Keeps People Awake At Night’ Helped Ignite A Brilliant Career
The 85-year-old legend canceled a string of shows earlier this year after suffering from the flu. But with his wife and sons in tow, he’s come back fiercer than ever. Continue Reading After Illness, Willie Nelson Is On The Road Again With Family At His Side
A long, relaxed summer evening in the company of live classical music and fine food. That’s a favorite Northwest pleasure offered around the region: Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival (Concert on the Village Green), Bellingham Festival of Music (Chamber by the Bay), and Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival (Music Under the Stars), to name a few. It’s the kind of pleasure that fuels your soul. Continue Reading Tasty Treats For Melodic Summer Nights: What Fuels The Musicians At Northwest Summer Festivals?