Why Don’t Trombones Have Valves Like Trumpets?
In this Chapman Challenge, Alan Chapman explains why trombones use slides instead of valves like trumpets, tracing back to their 15th-century ancestor, the sackbut.
Cabrillo Festival Ends with Marsalis Concert
The Cabrillo Festival concludes with two works by jazz composer Wynton Marsalis, including a violin concerto performed by Nicola Benedetti, who collaborated closely with Marsalis during its creation.
Don’t Underestimate the Tuba
Explore the depth and range of the tuba beyond its stereotype as an "oom-pah machine". This article highlights five orchestral pieces that showcase the tuba's versatility.
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Valentine’s Day Playlists for the Creative Thinker
Celebrate Valentine's Day with unique playlists, featuring love songs from video games, obscure modern classical pieces, and a dark side-inspired list for Star Wars fans.
Bolero: Classical or Pop?
Explore the rich history of bolero music, from its classical and popular beginnings in Cuba and Spain to its evolution and influence in Latin America and beyond.
How to Make Stuffing à la Rossini
Discover how to make Rossini-inspired truffle stuffing, a favorite of the great composer. Follow our step-by-step recipe and enjoy this gourmet dish at home.
Amplify: Bassist Christian McBride
Bassist Christian McBride discusses his career, influences, and the blending of jazz and classical music with Lara Downes on Amplify.