Classical 101 Archives For: May 17, 2012

The American Sound Honors African American Performers

photograph of the cover of Kathleen Battle's recording
Soprano Kathleen Battle
2:30PM
February
8, 2013

To celebrate Black History Month, join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for gorgeous, refined and elecrifying performances by African American classical musicians this Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

Conductor James DePreist Has Died At 76

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James DePreist at the White House in 2005
1:14PM
February 8, 2013

The conductor James DePreist has died at the age of 76. His career overcame two significant obstacles.

Gershwin in the Movies

10:53AM
February
8, 2013

Rhapsody in Blue was more than a musical hit. In the Golden Age of Hollywood films, it was a popular sensation.

Orchestra To Perform Concerts for the Deaf

photograph of the ASL sign for
"I love you," in American Sign Language.
10:00AM
February
8, 2013

A British orchestra reaches out to the deaf and hearing impaired community with a special concert series.

What’s better than one Brandenburg Concerto? Six!

6:00AM
February
8, 2013

The Margrave of Brandenburg never heard the six Brandenburg Concertos sent to him by J.S. Bach.  Many surmise it was because he didn’t have musicians up to the task.  What a waste to have these marvelous works of art gathering dust on a library shelf! A friend of mine wrote recently about a trip he [...]