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.
The Secret Love Affair Hidden in Alban Berg’s “Lyric Suite”
Explore the hidden love story in Alban Berg's Lyric Suite. Discover how Berg used musical references, initials, and numerology to encode his affair with Hanna Fuchs-Robettin.
A Brief Introduction to the Music of Final Fantasy
Explore the history of Final Fantasy and its iconic music by Nobuo Uematsu. Learn how the franchise's music has become a staple in orchestral concerts and game music events.
A Violin and Accordion Concerto at NCCO
Violinist Anthony Marwood and accordionist James Crabb to perform Seavaigers by Sally Beamish, reworked for violin and accordion, in New Century Chamber Orchestra's upcoming concerts.
Bolero, Obsession, and the Brain
"Unraveling Bolero" artist Anne Adams and composer Maurice Ravel's shared experience with progressive aphasia is explored at a San Francisco symposium on arts and brain science.
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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.
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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
Gay Guerilla: Julius Eastman Comes to Los Angeles
This article explores the life and work of Julius Eastman, a gay Black American composer who fused jazz and classical music. It discusses his struggle with identity, his unique compositions, and his posthumous recognition.