The Classical California Ultimate Playlist Goes to the Arcade!
Explore the top video game scores of 2022, from classics like The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy to newer entries like Skyrim and Fallout 4. Discover the music that almost made the cut.
The Secret Story Behind Tchaikovsky’s Mysterious Celesta in “The Nutcracker”
Explore the history of the celesta, a unique instrument used in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and Harry Potter's theme. Discover how it went from obscurity to symphony staple.
A River Runs Through This Music
Explore the stories behind classical compositions inspired by rivers, from Smetana's The Moldau to Beglarian's BRIM: The River Project, and their transformative power.
Your 20 Favorite Movie Scores
Explore the 2022 Classical California Ultimate Playlist featuring top 20 movie music pieces, from John Williams' Star Wars to Elmer Bernstein’s The Magnificent Seven.
Opera’s Ultimate Five-Minute Interlude: The Meditation from “Thais”
Explore the enduring appeal of Jules Massenet's "Meditation from Thaïs", a five-minute interlude that has become a beloved piece in the classical music repertoire.
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6 Pieces By Black Composers Whose Inspirations and Innovations Have Helped Define Our American Sound
Explore the rich history and contributions of Black composers in American music, from pioneers like Florence Price to contemporary artists like Kris Bowers and Jon Batiste.
“Trio”: Three Upcoming NorCal Events We Think You’ll Enjoy Each Week
Explore upcoming events in the Bay Area this week.
Saturday Morning CarTunes: The Violin
Saturday Morning CarTunes takes a look at the Violin
Classical Californians: Michael Feinstein
Pianist, Singer, Conductor Michael Feinstein is our Classical Californian
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.