Tag: Classical Music
Arvo Pärt Turns 82 Today
The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Arvo Pärt’s Cantus In Memorium Benjamin Britten. Pärt turns 82 today.
Playlist of the Week: DIMENSIONS
Here is the first Apple Music playlist issued by Keep It Classical! I am calling it Dimensions because of the music’s ability to transport us to another world. Motion by Nico Muhly Magnificat by Arvo Pärt Violin Concerto No. 1 by Philip Glass French Suite No. 2 in C minor by JS Bach Dover Beach…
Sigur Rós and the LA Philharmonic Perform… TOGETHER!
Watch the video of the Icelandic art-rock band, Sigur Rós performing live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the Reykjavik Festival on April 14. The Festival was streamed live via Pitchfork from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The video is 50 minutes of Sigur Rós performing with the L.A. Phil and 50 minutes of the band…
Keep It Classical Ep. 101 – Opera Bass Carves Out His Own Path
Zachary James doesn’t accept “no” as an answer. Or if he does, he’ll most certainly find another way to get what he wants. As a Musical Theater major at Ithaca College, James realized that his real passion was for opera.
Women of Classical Music
Orchestras and opera companies alike are slow to produce works composed by women. This week, I appeared on Capital Public Radio’s Insight to talk about a few of classical music’s most prominent women.