Could college roommates be good for something after all?
A young pianist takes Bruce Hansen on an intense journey during his performance of Liszt’s “Vallée d’Obermann.”
Fred LaBour describes how his annual childhood trips to see the World Youth Orchestra inspired him to pursue a career in music.
When Tom Kastle moved from Chicago to Madison, WI, he thought of it as an opportunity to hit a reset button. As he stepped out of his comfort zone and into new experiences, he discovered the magic of theater and the amazing things that can happen when you start to say yes to new adventures.
It was the Summer of ‘75. David Conrad was a young boy living in a small mill town just outside of Pittsburg, PA. Going to the movies was a rare treat for David and his brothers, but one evening he found himself in a theater captivated by what he refers to as an “almost terrifying beauty”. A beauty he’s been obsessed with ever since.
As a trombonist, Marc Williams from Holmen, Wis., is a fan of Johannes Brahms due to his writings for the instrument. When performing his Requiem, Marc and his section members took advantage of a certain passage to cause a surprise for the rest of the orchestra.
For Marian Bianco Long from Grailing, Mich., the 'Allegretto' from Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 highlights the ways in which music can provide transformation and transcendence. Hear more on this episode of YourClassical Story.
For Vanessa from New Paltz, N.Y., classical music was always a part of her life, being played on the radio in her father's sculpture studio. On this episode of YourClassical Story, learn how Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata reminded her of home even when she moved across the globe.
As a child, Elizabeth from Asheville, N.C., would lay under the family's piano while her mother played Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2. Listen as she explains how classical music is her joy, solace, and balm on this episode of YourClassical Story.