Using the upcoming holiday as a catalyst, families can utilize community resources in order to explore classical music through the lens of Halloween! From weekly concerts and kid-friendly symphony visits to musically inspired activities and games, families have a wealth of resources available to support children in exploring the world of classical music.
Using upcoming seasonal concerts as a catalyst, families can utilize community resources in order to explore classical music! From weekly concerts and kid-friendly symphony visits to musically inspired activities and games, families have a wealth of resources available to support children in exploring the world of classical music.
Beautiful music is an aural delight. But every now and again you have a special situation where music and place just bind themselves together to create a truly memorable experience. The musical genius of composer Franz Schubert finds subtle and innovative acoustics at the Rotherwas Room at the Mead Museum in Amherst, through a remarkably creative sound installation. The room is the perfect historical ornate setting for masterful classical music that is wonderfully deconstructed through a system of five speakers that each represents a single instrument in a quintet! This is a very rare opportunity for people of all ages to appreciate the timeless genius of classical music and to feel it in a greater historical context. Read on to learn more about the exhibit and what supporting events are happening around it.
Listen to podcast: Classical Music Episode with Guest DJs, Stephen and Bonnie Ward Simon Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am March 3rd & 4th, 2012 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Archived Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter PLAYLIST Simon Sinfonietta, Stephen Simon, conductor – “Beethoven Symphony No. 9 – II. Molto vivace” [Archival] New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor – “William Tell Overture” by Rossini… Read More
Classical Music Comes Alive Hilltown Family Variety Show this Weekend Bonnie Ward Simon and Stephen Simon, the husband-and-wife team behind Maestro Classics, winner of over 50 prestigious awards for its Stories In Music CD series, will serve as guest program hosts for a special “Stories in Music with the Creators of Maestro Classics” radio broadcast of Hilltown Family Variety Show on Northampton radio station 103.3FM WXOJ-LP (Valley Free Radio) on Saturday, March… Read More
Here are a few out-of-the box ways to enjoy classical music at home: A game of follow-the-leader gets twice as silly when it happens during a Johann Strauss Jr. Waltz. Break a toy? Why not grieve properly to Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette? Tiptoe through the house during the Pizzicato-Polka, a beloved composition by Joseph Strauss. Sit opposite your child and engage in a non-verbal conversation by using only your facial… Read More