Does Mozart make you smarter? Maybe or maybe not…but he and others apparently DO help you concentrate.
We’ve just celebrated Independence Day, which means most of us had a good dose of All-American music by the likes of Sousa, Copland, and Gershwin. Now seems a good time to take this one step further and look at the larger American music landscape.
This Saturday at 6 p.m. The American Sound features music to bring out the poetry all around us.
The phenomenal Martha Graham dances her own creation.
Paul McCartney’s ballet Ocean’s Kingdom premiered in New York last Thursday evening.
You’ve heard the delightful Pizzicato Polka from Leo Delibes’ ballet “Sylvia.” Here it is all suited up in John Neumeier’s plucky choreography.
In an age of cheap thrills, does emotional depth have a place in entertainment?
Here’s some fun video of the choreography for Mozart’s only ballet, Les petits riens. The choreography got rave reviews from the Parisians. Too bad Mozart was neither listed in the program nor paid for his music.
This Friday evening at 7 p.m. tune-in to Classical 101 for a birthday tribute to Igor Stravinsky including his Symphony in Three Movements and the ballet, Petrouchka.
A few headlines for your Monday morning: Detroit Symphony President Anne Parsons signs on for another three years, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas is no more and the Primrose International Viola Competition has named a winner.