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Seattle Symphony cellist Nathan Chan, shown here in a still image from a video cover of the song "Down" on his YouTube channel, uses social media channels to connect with younger audiences and share his musical insights. CREDIT: Nathan Chan/YouTube/Screenshot by NWPB

Meet The 20-Something Seattle Cellist Bringing Classical Music To The Masses Through Social Media

Nathan Chan talks about his pandemic pick-me-ups, Yo-Yo Ma and TikTok. Before he could read, let alone read sheet music, theSeattle Symphony cellist had already conducted an orchestra through Mozart’s Variations. At 3 years old, Chan directed the San Jose Chamber Orchestra — and had to stand on a chair to see over the podium. Continue Reading Meet The 20-Something Seattle Cellist Bringing Classical Music To The Masses Through Social Media

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Latin Pop Icon Ozuna Underscores His Crown Jewel Status In Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Global superstar Ozuna performs five songs in quarantine for Tiny Desk. For someone whose work often operates at galactic proportions, this performance of five songs makes room for Ozuna’s sweet tenor to take center-desk in a love letter to the global communities that supported and streamed him to god tier status. Continue Reading Latin Pop Icon Ozuna Underscores His Crown Jewel Status In Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Dinnerstein on the subway

Simone Dinnerstein: ‘A Character Of Quiet’ For Troubled Times

The gifted American pianist Simone Dinnerstein has always taken a thoughtful–even bold–approach to her art. Now, Dinnerstein has emerged from a pandemic-induced period of reflection with an impressive new recording, “A Character of Quiet,” which combines etudes by Philip Glass with Franz Schubert’s last sonata. She and her longtime producer laid down the tracks over two evenings in late June in her home in Brooklyn. Continue Reading Simone Dinnerstein: ‘A Character Of Quiet’ For Troubled Times

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