The stereotype of a classical composer is an old, long-dead, white man. But Black musicians have been integrating the classical genre for decades.
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.
People have been performing Shakespeare’s plays for 400 years, and his work has been inspiring composers from the very beginning.
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.