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      Street Musicians Improvising

      Street Musicians Improvising

      Improvisation

      About this show: Something of a lost art, improvisation in classical music is making a comeback in a big way thanks to composers like Steven Snowden, Don Malone, and Aaron Johnson. Teaming up with fantastic performers, they prove that improvisation very much has a place in the modern concert hall. Playlist: Bach/arranged by Gabriela Montero […]

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      On the left: an image of Casa Milà designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona in the Catalonia region On the right: An image of the Chrysler Building designed by William Van Alen in New York City

      On the left: Casa Milà designed by Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona in the Catalonia region On the right: The Chrysler Building designed by William Van Alen in New York City

      Catalonia in New York

      About this show: Ramon Llull was a leading philosopher, logician and writer in medieval Catalonia and the foundation that today bears his name works to export Catalonian culture and music throughout the world. Their most recent project in the U.S. is an exciting weekend of concerts and workshops in New York and a window into […]

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      A riffle shuffle being performed during a game of poker at a bar near Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by: Johnny Blood

      Dealer’s Choice 2017

      About this show: Great music is a game of expertise, luck, and chance. As an avid poker player himself, Seth will deal out the a deck of great selections. Every track is bound to be a winner and not just the luck of the draw.   Playlist:

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      Recent Programs

      A Memory Palace is a technique developed in ancient times to remember long lists of names or places by associating them with a space you are familiar with.

      A Memory Palace is a technique developed in ancient times to remember long lists of names or places by associating them with a space you are familiar with.

      Memory Palaces

      About this show: A Memory Palace is a technique for memorizing long lists of names or places by associating each list item with an object in your imaginary “memory palace”. This is derived from the method of loci developed in ancient Greece and Rome. Many composers have been inspired by this technique and have written […]

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      Photo of Errollyn Wallen

      Photo of Composer Errollyn Wallen

      Composers Among Us: Errollyn Wallen

      About this show The next in our series spotlighting talented up and comers features versatile singer, pianist and composer Errollyn Wallen, who is creating a unique body of work and making an international name for herself along the way. Playlist: All pieces composed by Errollyn Wallen Dervish Dominic Harlan, piano; Matthew Sharp, cello Avie Records […]

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      Extra Tones Podcast: When Virtual Reality Meets Classical Music

        Virtual reality’s potential The advancement of virtual reality technology has sparked creativity for classical music enthusiasts who are creating new worlds for audience members to enjoy. Saurab Bhargava is the Vice President of Isobar, a digital marketing agency, along with being a classical pianist and supporting initiatives for classical music in the city of […]

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      Soundward is a collaboration between Q2 Music and Relevant Tones

      Soundward is a collaboration between Q2 Music and Relevant Tones

      Soundward: Rediscovery

      About this show: It’s a format as old as time: two guys sit down to play music and talk about it. Soundward, a continuing collaboration between Relevant Tones and Q2 Music, features lively conversation, new releases from composers around the globe and interesting new discoveries.   Playlist: John Luther Adams Canticles of the Holy Wind […]

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