Classical 101 Archives For: June 20, 2012

Youthful Symphony for Schubert’s Birthday

Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder 1875, after his own 1825 watercolor portrait
Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder 1875, after his own 1825 watercolor portrait
6:55PM
January 31, 2013

Perhaps Franz Schubert is one of the eternally young composers, since he was only 31 when he passed away in 1828.  The freshness, vitality, and inexhaustible creativity of his music certainly place him in the pantheon of the eternally great composers.  He was born on this date in 1797. Boyce Lancaster, in his recent blog [...]

The American Sound Celebrates Black History Month Saturday at 6 pm

color photograph of a detail from the Scott Joplin mural at Third and Main Streets in Texarkana.
A detail from the mural celebrating composer Scott Joplin in Texarkana, Texas where Joplin grew up.
1:55PM
January
31, 2013

So much of what gives American classical music its distinctly American sound comes from the rich musical contributions of black American musicians. This Saturday at 6 pm The American Sound begins a month-long celebration of Black History Month.

Celebrating Schubert’s birth anniversary with musical perfection

1:45PM
January
31, 2013

Some things require very few words. Franz Schubert’s Trout Quintet is one of them. In conversation with Jennifer Hambrick, she said it was as though the gods had descended from on high to grace us with a taste of perfection. Perlman, Zukerman, Barenboim, du Pre, Mehta…amazing! Happy birthday Schubert!

Former basketball star winds up studying voice at Juilliard

6:00AM
January
31, 2013

Jeanette Vecchione had four-year scholarship offers to play Division 1 basketball for top programs like Tennessee. Then she pretended to be an opera singer. Now, she is one.