Hiking with John Adams, a Marching Band goes Classical, and More
The link roundup is a little early this week, just in time for the holiday weekend!
- 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!
- 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.
- This tweet.
- 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.
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):
If Classical Music concerts had progress bars, then people unfamiliar with the piece would never be confused when to clap at the end.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 21, 2017
- 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.
- 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:"
Thanks for checking out this week's link roundup! Come back next week for more.