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Archive for July 29, 2015

Dvořák Symphony No. 6

Thomas Wilkins conducts the Sunday Symphony by the prolific William Grant Still, the “Dean of all African-American composers.” The evening concludes with Dvořák’s beautiful large-scale work, his Sixth Symphony, which more…

Composer-Pianist Plays “Super” Music on Nintendo Themed Piano

SuperMarioBros

It’s a truth universally acknowledged by music students around the world that at any given moment in any conservatory, there’s at least one person in the practice rooms playing Bach, more…

Vic Firth, Who Revolutionized Drumstick Manufacture, Dies at 85

Vic Firth

Vic Firth, the long time principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra who revolutionized the manufacture of percussion sticks and mallets, passed away Sunday at age 85. Seiji Ozawa, one more…