For this year’s March Music Madness tournament, we’ve decided to strike up the band. All 32 pieces in the bracket are repertoire for wind ensemble. Each quadrant of the bracket is themed, and all of the first-round pairings have something in common. But it’s up to you, the listener, to decide which piece of music will be this year’s champion. Voting begins March 2.
After last week’s clarinet trio by Johannes Brahms we traded the cello for the violin when the Stones River Chamber Players visited Studio C with music by Alexander Arutiunian.
For a class at Nashville Ballet, wheelchairs don’t stop kids from dancing — they’re part of the movement. This adaptive dance program is performing this weekend, in partnership with the Rejoice School of Ballet, and bringing to life a beloved children’s story of heroic perseverance.
For five decades, a familiar sight greeted readers of the comics section of the newspaper: Schroeder at his toy baby grand piano, with Lucy leaning backward against it. Overhead, sheet music played an active role in the story. With overwhelming majority, the music was by one composer: Ludwig van Beethoven.
To celebrate the bicentennial of one of the most important musicians of the Romantic Era, 91Classical held a two-week festival of concerts, broadcasts and storytelling in her honor. Join Vanderbilt history professor Jim Lovensheimer to learn all about the remarkable life of Clara Schumann in a special two-part episode of Classically Speaking.