Impressionism, Images… and Impromptu
Explore the evolution of Impressionism in visual and musical arts, from its initial criticism to its impact on artists like Claude Debussy and the development of the Impromptu.
A Whirlwind Tour Through the Woodwinds
Explore the unique characteristics and roles of wind instruments in an orchestra, including the practice of musicians doubling on different instruments.
Stormy C Minor
Explore the unique personalities of musical keys, specifically C minor, through identifying famous compositions in this key by renowned composers.
Explore the concept of Ostinato in music, its intensity and usage, with examples from Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" and Gustav Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War".
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
“Trio”: Three Upcoming NorCal Events We Think You’ll Enjoy Each Week
Explore upcoming events in the Bay Area this week.
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.