The National Museum of African American Music has operated for years as a “museum without walls.” Now they have finally opened their doors to the public, with a focus on hands-on experiences that tell the story of Black music.
In a recent interview for Nashville Public Radio’s podcast Classically Speaking, the director of music at King’s College, Cambridge, says the goal since summer has been to still produce the annual Christmas radio and TV broadcasts.
Fisk University’s annual Jubilee Day Convocation is being live-streamed for the first time this year. The event, which starts at 10 a.m., will include a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers and a speech from musician and law professor Angeline Butler.
Across Nashville, an entire year’s worth of artistic commissions and performances were planned to celebrate this year’s centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification — and many have been postponed. But one new work, called One Vote Won, is still having its premiere digitally, courtesy of Nashville Opera.
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.”