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Classical 24 welcomes new overnight host, bassoonist Garrett McQueen

Starting July 2, Classical 24 keeps listeners company through the night (Thursday - Saturday and some Sunday nights) with new host Garrett McQueen ! A proud native of Memphis, TN, Garrett McQueen has performed in venues across the country, as a member of the South Arkansas Symphony, Jackson Symphony, American Youth Symphony, Memphis Repertory Orchestra, the Eroica Ensemble, and most recently, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with groups including the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra,...

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LGBT Artists Through the Ages

Jun 19, 2018
http://www.fscclub.com/history/fame-duelists-e.shtml

As June is LGBT-Pride Month, we here at WXXI 91.5 Classical Radio have been reflecting on how many LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) artists have rocked the classical music scene throughout the ages. From composers, to performers, to conductors, so many LGBT people (Here’s a short list: Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber, Ethyl Smyth, Arnold Schoenberg) have shaped and innovated classical music for the better.

Yes, You Can

Jun 19, 2018
Hochstein School of Music & Dance

Let's talk about your voice.  Your singing voice. 

Do you like it? 

Has someone ever told you shouldn't sing?  

According to The Huffington Post, about 85 percent of us have been actively discouraged from singing out loud by the very people (parents, teachers, or friends) who perhaps should encourage all forms of self-expression.

News from the world of Classical Music

It’s a “singing intervention!” Do you want to sing, but feel nervous or dislike the sound of your voice? Did you play and instrument as a child, but haven’t picked it up in years?

Today is Make Music Day, so we spend the hour celebrating music in all its forms, including the human voice. We also discuss the science behind singing, and how it can change your brain. Our guests:

Whenever a symphony orchestra or opera house loses its financial footing, a chorus of classical music "coroners" quickly steps up to pronounce the imminent demise of an entire genre. The pianist and scholar Charles Rosen put it best when he said, "The death of classical music is perhaps its oldest continuing tradition."

Max Richter's music seems ready-made for movies – and that's not in any way a put down. The music is powerful on its own, but certain pieces take on new depth when paired with well-designed visuals.

Here is a music video in which the things you don't see or hear are almost as important as the things you do.

https://www.foottheball.com/world-cup-2018/fifa-world-cup-2018-russia-official-host-city-posters/228689

“Soccer isn't the same as Bach or Buddhism. But it is often more deeply felt than religion, and just as much a part of the community's fabric, a repository of traditions.” – Franklin Foer, Author of How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization.

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