17. August 2013 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

Fazer from N-Dubz is well known for performing rap and hip hop, but now says he wants to encourage young people to discover classical music.

He says he gets inspiration from classical music, and wants to pass it on to another generation.

To try and do this, he’s got together seven young musicians who have never been exposed to classical music for a BBC Three documentary.

The programme will show him trying to bring the worlds of classical and urban music together.

I read it here. (And no, I don’t know who Fazer or N-Dubz are.)

17. August 2013 · Comments Off on Another DSO Concert Online · Categories: Symphony, Videos

You can hear Ravel’s Piano Concerto played by Gabriela Montero and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (second movement is near the 9:00 mark in case you are wondering and Monica Fosnaugh is playing.) if you go here.

The Program

Originally aired October 14, 2012

Venezuelan-American piano virtuosa Gabriela Montero performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, and Music Director Leonard Slatkin leads the incomparable Boléro!

Leonard Slatkin conductor
Gabriela Montero piano

RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major
RAVEL: Boléro

17. August 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

So get this. I go camping for a week, hoping to escape band camp. But nope. My neighbors play the oboe and piccolo. #yaylife