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When a cadenza goes bluegrass

When a cadenza goes bluegrass

In music, a cadenza is an "improvised or written out ornamental passage played or sung by a soloist," and it's often where a soloist can really shine. Violinist Tessa Lark certainly improvised her cadenza at this rehearsal of Dvořák's Violin Concerto with the...

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Quality Time with Yo-Yo Ma

    NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts are such a delight. They're often such a casual and intimate look at an artist. Who better to spend time with one-on-one than the lovely cello legend Yo-Yo Ma? Spend some quality time with Ma, enjoying his sweet cello tone on...

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The Sackbut

The Sackbut

https://youtu.be/xnRXhiC5SMA?t=5s   The trombone is quite the instrument. It's a real favorite with the kids wherever the New West Symphony Music Van comes around. And it has a fascinating history, nearly falling into obscurity and once going by a name like...

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