WXXI Classical Blog

Death of a Peep

Last week, Mike Carnahan put a leftover Easter peep in the microwave after hearing the suggestion on Classical 91.5 that a nuked peep might squeal before imploding...

Eric Whitacre virtual choir

It is amazing what technology and social media have done for classical music lovers worldwide. 

This is just one amazing video of composer Eric Whitacre and what he's doing to unite music lovers via social media.  What do you think?  http://www.wimp.com/choirvoices/

5 Questions for Gro Shetelig Kruse

When you step outside and hear birdsong, you know you’re hearing a kind of natural music.

Kids and Classical music - they do co-exist!

Every day in the U.S. we struggle to keep music and the arts in schools.  Some even say that children don't like or listen to classical music.  Here are some really, really small children in Korea who look really happy playing classical music.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yE7waNi5dc0

YouTube Symphony Orchestra

It was two years ago this month that more than 90 musicians from over 30 countries travelled to Carnegie Hall to perform in the first ever YouTube Symphony Orchestra.

April, at last

Monday, April 11th is the birth anniversary (in 1891) of one of my favorite composers, Sergei Prokofiev. Okay, there’s some confusion here since, if you follow the Gregorian calendar, it’s April 23th.

Take my fife . . . please.

 

 

I’m collecting music jokes for April Fool’s Day. If you have a good one, please post here or send to btremblayatwxxi.org. Or call 258-0371. Thank you!

 

Meet the Composer: Chris Van Hof

Get to know another side of WXXI-FM 91.5s afternoon host, Chris Van Hof.  Chris will be making several appearances wearing another of his many hats - that of composer. 

On Wednesday, March 23rd on WXXI's Live from Hochstein, Gibbs & Main will present the world premiere of Caravan Tone Poem by Chris Van Hof, along with other new works.