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Hiking with John Adams, a Marching Band goes Classical, and More

Ohio State Marching Band
Ohio State Marching Band

The link roundup is a little early this week, just in time for the holiday weekend!

  1. Congratulations are in order for soprano Cecilia Bartoli - last week, she broke 500 years of tradition to become the first woman ever to sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGjGbNwFlCw&feature=youtu.be
     
  2. The Boston Camerata is joining forces with the Sharq Arabic Ensemble for a Mediterranean Christmas concert this winter. Traditional - and not-so-traditional - Christmas music played on Arabic instruments? Sign me up.
     
  3.  This tweet. 
  4. Nothing says Thanksgiving like football - and nothing says football like a good halftime show from the marching band. Ohio State's band has a show based on great classical symphonies, and it. Is. Awesome.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWbylOJcSKo&feature=youtu.be
     
  5. Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted about classical music, and... predictably, people had a lot to say about it (click on the date in the tweet to see all of the comments):

  6. A New York Times reporter went on a hike with composer John Adams, and got the lowdown on his new opera, "Girls of the Golden West." The pictures are, of course, spectacular.
     
  7. Self-described data geek Nicholas Rougeux has been turning classical scores into vibrantly colorful data visualizations, like this one of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons:"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVZsx5d8m98&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for checking out this week's link roundup! Come back next week for more.

Kendall Todd is the Content Manager for GBH Music.