Nashville Ballet principal dancer Kayla Rowser wowed audiences in roles ranging from from the sugar plum fairy to the title character in “Lucy Negro Redux.” She retired this month after 13 years in the company.
You may have seen those videos of musicians singing or playing music together, virtually, with everyone in their own little square. It’s now one of the only ways that performing arts groups can connect with audiences. But those videos take a new kind of skill that most choirs never had to think about before.
End-of-year recitals for music classes have long been canceled, so one group of local students has refocused their energy on performing — virtually — for seniors across the country.
As Middle Tennesseans continues to stay homebound, they may be feeling sluggish or stiff. To help get the blood flowing, WPLN’s sister station 91Classical has partnered with Nashville Ballet for a set of guided stretching videos that viewers can do in small spaces.
Students at home means families all over Nashville are seeking learning materials – including for music. Nashville Public Radio’s 91Classical has this covered in their new video series Listen With Me. It gives kids a moment to actively listen to music, and even get their creativity flowing.
Through our sister station 91Classical, Nashvillians still got to participate in March Music Madness — 32 pieces of music matched up in four “divisions.”
Nashville’s music was ready to start playing again after the March 3 tornadoes when COVID-19 precautions led to a stream of cancellations. But now as venues close and honky-tonks go quiet, the music industry is facing massive setbacks.
For a class at Nashville Ballet, wheelchairs don’t stop kids from dancing — they’re part of the dance. The Rejoice School of Ballet is partnering with Nashville Ballet’s adaptive dance program this weekend and next, bringing to life a beloved children’s story of heroic perseverance: The Little Engine That Could.
Clara Schumann was in her mid-30s when she lost her husband, first to mental illness and then to an early death. While it was a tragic end to a…