Does Mozart make you smarter? Maybe or maybe not…but he and others apparently DO help you concentrate.
Recent seasons have presented examples of concerts, such as percussionist Colin Currie and recorder soloist Michala Petri, which represent the ongoing mission of ProMusica…to perform the best that Classical music has to offer, while seeking out new works and new ideas to keep the concert experience fresh and interesting.
One writer says, just shell out big bucks to hear your favorite singer – and you are inevitably seated near someone who knows every word, or at least THINKS they do.
During my ongoing conversation with new ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr and Executive Director Janet Chen, the discussion turned to programming ideas for upcoming seasons.
Calendar apps are nothing new, but there is one which was brought to my attention by Classical 101 Program Director Beverley Ervine which is perfect for the holiday season.
If you were in high school in the late 60s and early 70s, you are most likely familiar with Jon Lord. Actually, you may not recognize that name, but DO recognize the group he co-founded…Deep Purple.
While not naming names, I spent an evening listening to a group of musicians regale me with tales of one member of the group who was, shall we say, “punctuality-challenged.”
Jeremy Denk calls the Bach Goldberg Variations, “maniacal, in the best way” and refers to the piece as “the biggest jazz riff ever written.”
Three days in Dallas still reverberate with many today…a series on Classical 101 will look at the artistic and cultural legacy of the Kennedy years beginning tonight at 8:00 pm. Boyce Lancaster is your host for Return to Camelot: Music in the Kennedy White House…Mon-Thurs at 8:00 pm on Classical 101