Movies About Composers
Explore how films like Amadeus, The Great Waltz, A Song to Remember, and Copying Beethoven depict the lives and works of famous composers, often prioritizing drama over historical accuracy.
A Tour Through All of Beethoven’s Quartets
The Alexander String Quartet collaborates with music historian Robert Greenberg for a series exploring Beethoven's quartets. The series, marking Beethoven's 250th birth anniversary, runs from October to May.
A New Home for KDFC in the Civic Center
KDFC is moving to the heart of the Civic Center’s Arts District, in the new Ute and William K. Bowes, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, enhancing its community presence.
A Sampling of Birdcalls in the Concert Hall
This article explores how composers like Beethoven, Handel, and Messaien have imitated bird songs in their works, using instruments or actual bird recordings to enhance their compositions.
How “Pomp and Circumstance” Became the Unofficial Soundtrack to Graduation (featuring the KUSC Virtual Choir)
Explore the history of Pomp and Circumstance, the traditional graduation march composed by Sir Edward Elgar, and its adoption in American graduation ceremonies.
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“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.
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.
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.