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November 11, 2013
The Curse, The Cross and The Lion album cover
Even Mozart had to start somewhere but his genius at a young age may not be a match to the composing journey of Nathan Felix. Judlyne Lilly has the story of a rock and roller from Austin, Texas who could not ignore the classical music bouncing around in his head. Listen below.
Composer: Nathan Felix
October 21, 2013
A first of it’s kind classical music festival gets underway the week of October 21st. It’s the Colour of Music festival, a gathering of African-American and Black classical musicians from all over the world. Listen below.
October 14, 2013
Charles Ives had to wait a long time to be acknowledged as a great American composer. Professor David Paul of the University of California Santa Barbara has written a book about Ives called Charles Ives in the Mirror. Listen below.
October 7, 2013
DR. LISA WONG (inset)
Dr. Lisa Wong is a pediatrician who plays professional level violin and viola with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston. She’s written a book about the orchestra, whose members are all doctors or other medical professionals. The book SCALES TO SCALPELS is about the healing power of the orchestra and the music they play. Listen below.
August 12, 2013
Could performing Opera lessen the effects of learning disabilities? Two University of British Columbia professors have conducted a study on this and find that the qualified answer seems to be yes. Listen below.
May 20, 2013
Video games and classical music don’t often occupy the same thought process, but a gamer from The Netherlands has executed an idea called CELLO FORTRESS. It’s not your father’s video game. Listen below.
April 16, 2013
Technology is slowly but surely changing the way we listen, enjoy and understand classical music. There’s a new app (what else?) that provides a view of all aspects of THE ORCHESTRA. Listen below.
January 21, 2013
The 24 hour Opera Project from the Atlanta Opera gets underway this weekend. Composers, Librettists, Performers and Musicians come together for a 24 hour period to write a 15 minute opera. Listen below to hear more about it.