Classical Music's Big Night Out
This week in music news: the GRAMMY Awards, and a bunch of really good jokes, if we do say so ourselves.
1. First up, a mini roundup-within-a-roundup: GRAMMY highlights!
Composers Du Yun and Missy Mazzoli were incredible, as always:
Pianist Chloe Flower performed with Cardi B and blew our minds:
View this post on Instagram What an honor. Thank you @iamcardib for having me on stage with you at the Grammys and for graciously allowing me to add my style of music to yours! #cardib #cardibgrammys #pianist #chloeflower #piano A post shared by Chloe Flower (@misschloeflower) on Feb 10, 2019 at 7:01pm PST
JoAnn Falletta gave a phenomenal red carpet interview:
And James Ehnes celebrated his win... from a grocery store parking lot.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially our friends at the Boston Symphony Orchestra! Here's a complete list of winners from the New York Times.
2. How did Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" go from a song associated with tragedy to a club hit? NPR has the story.
3. This summer, get ready for a Pavarotti documentary, directed by Ron Howard! More info is coming soon, but until then:
4. We're still in the mood for love, so here's our Valentine's Day gift to you:
5. And finally... we just plain love this: