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Opera Educator: The Olympic Art That Tells a Story
For Stuart Holt, opera is awe-inspiring storytelling and, in many ways, the Olympian limb of the classical arts. Director of the school programs and community engagement departments of the Metropolitan ...
January 2, 2018
College Professor Susan Woodard: The Classics Foster a Life of Reconsideration
When Susan Woodard, professor emeritus of music, was just beginning her teaching career, she heard a colleague declare, ...
November 28, 2017
Painter George Ceffalio: Using Classic Techniques Makes Our Lives Better
For fine arts painter George Ceffalio, the importance of classical realistic art is self-evident. "You see [realistic art] ...
August 27, 2017
Philosopher John Henry Crosby: The Classics Protect the Fullness of Our Humanity
Why the classics are important today is a radical question, according to John Henry Crosby, the founder and ...
August 13, 2017
Historian Jason Goetz: Reclaiming Our History to Mend Our Culture
Historian and educator Jason Goetz looks to the classics as a means for our culture to survive. As ...
July 3, 2017
Conductor Tim Ribchester: The Classics Achieve Both Breadth and Depth in Their Impact
Classical music has the capacity to connect with people deeply and to transcend cultural differences, says conductor Tim ...
May 25, 2017
Baritone Darren Chase: Classics Provide Endless Inspiration
The classics offer artists endless inspiration, says baritone Darren Chase.
May 18, 2017
Pedagogist Cassia Harvey: The Classics Are Our Collective Memory, Our Cultural DNA
Cassia Harvey has written more than 160 books for cello, viola, and violin. With a methodology that trains ...
March 13, 2017
Entrepeneur: Classics Anchor Us in This Transient World
People show up at an apartment, some strangers and some friends. At first there's the typical uncomfortable ice ...
February 26, 2017
Pianist David Dubal: The Classics Are a Balm for Our Spiritual Wounds
Author, radio host, pianist, and arguably the nation's foremost expert on 20th-century pianists David Dubal had spent the morning practicing ...
January 31, 2017
Art Educator Mandy Hallenius: Classical Training in Art Opens Creative Choices
Mandy Hallenius co-founded the DaVinci Initiative to help children gain realistic drawing and painting skills as well as ...
January 24, 2017
Educator Andrew Kern: The Classics Ignite Our Desire to Learn, to Honor Others
For Kern, the classics, especially literature, tap into this deep impulse to learn, to appreciate, and, at bottom, ...
January 1, 2017
Ballerina Ashley Tuttle: Classics Reveal Our Essential Humanity
Ballerina Ashley Tuttle sees classical ballet, like all the classic arts, as trying to get at truthful expression.
November 27, 2016
Classical Music Producer Leonid Fleishaker: The Classics Lead Us to See the Colors of Life
Accompanied by a pianist, 11 violinists in formal evening attire (only two of them men) stood across the stage ...
November 8, 2016
Suzuki Instructor Devin Arrington: Classical Music Training Can Break Down Barriers
Cradling the violin under his chin, holding the bow just so, a 5-year-old violinist was rendering a lovely ...
November 1, 2016
Polyphonic Music: Classics Worth Treasuring
For tenor Tom Jim Solon, who co-founded New York-based Canticum Scholare, early music is a miracle in many ...
October 22, 2016
Organist Paul Jacobs: The Classics Give Purpose to Humanity’s Suffering
Paul Jacobs, the only organist to ever win a Grammy, believes that the classics transform humanity's inevitable pain ...
September 22, 2016
Educator Jeremy Tate: The Classics Can Help Us Build a Better Future
Do we value self-control or indulgence? Do we value kindness and generosity or competitive self-interest? These are the ...
August 2, 2016
Actress Tracy Arnold: The Classics Ease Our Loneliness
Actress Tracy Arnold describes how classic stories and the age-old medium of theater ease our loneliness.
July 21, 2016
Composer William Vollinger: The Classics Keep Artists Humble
Composer William Vollinger writes deeply humane works: Hearing his song for soprano and clarinet, "The Child in the ...
July 12, 2016
Pianist Maria Asteriadou: Classical Music Can Deeply Satisfy Us
Pianist Maria Asteriadou believes that classical music can reach us emotionally, powerfully, and directly, such that it can ...
June 26, 2016
Poet Betsy Hughes: Classical Poetry Offers Us Strength
A sonnet by Betsy Hughes offers unmistakable relief; you can actually understand what you are reading. Words in ...
May 30, 2016
Piano Accompanist Raymond Beegle: The Classics Are Our Hope
"The primary function of great art, that is classical art, is to convey the feelings, the deeper feelings ...
May 24, 2016
Costume Designer Rachel Healy: Classics Connect Us to Our Humanity
Costume designer Rachel Healy believes that the classic arts—ballet, classical music, theater, literature, and the fine arts—are a ...
April 28, 2016
Pianist Michael Scales: The Classics Make Shared Experiences Live
Michael Scales believes classics are important because they share human experiences across time and make them come alive.
March 1, 2016
Director John Langs: Classic Themes and Forms Have Undeniable Power
For director John Langs, both the universal themes of classic texts and the vehicle delivering the themes make ...
December 28, 2015
Ani Art Academy: Classics Inspire Virtuosity
What artist Kevin Moore of Ani Art America finds valuable about classical art is that it inspires the ...
November 24, 2015
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