A Heroic Piece in Hard Times: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
Explore the history of Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto, nicknamed "Emperor", composed during Napoleon's invasion of Vienna in 1809, reflecting the composer's resilience amidst chaos.
A Brief History of Keyboards…
Explore the evolution of keyboards from the quiet clavichord to the modern grand piano, highlighting key developments and changes in sound and design.
Practicing Piano via Video Games
Explore your musical skills with Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso on Nintendo Switch. Play challenging piano works, compete globally, and unlock new content as you progress.
A Dozen Days of ‘Flower Piano’
Flower Piano event returns to San Francisco Botanical Garden, featuring 12 outdoor pianos for public and performers, including Cuban jazz pianist Chuchito Valdes.
A Mashed Up Piano Quiz…
Celebrate National Piano Month with a fun quiz! Identify 20 famous piano pieces from composers like Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and more.
MORE TO DISCOVER
Classical Californians: James Conlon | Tune In Wednesday at 7pm!
James Conlon will be our Classical Californian this week - tune in Wednesday night at 7!
Celebrate Black History Month With “Crossings” Thursday At 8PM
Join Lara Downes on Crossings this Thursday night at 8 for a musical journey featuring works from influential Black composers defining the American sound.
“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 Viola
Explore the rich history of the viola, its unique sound, and its rise from a supporting role to a star in the orchestra. Tune in Saturday to learn more about this underappreciated instrument.
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.