“Always wanted to be in Show Biz”: Choirs for Seniors

by Amy Nathan “When my mother died, the music stopped in my house,” said Isabel Heredia. Her mother wasn’t a professional singer. “But she had a fantastic voice. She sang at parties.” Isabel enjoyed singing with her mother at their house in San Francisco but didn’t do any formal singing herself as an adult, although … Continue reading “Always wanted to be in Show Biz”: Choirs for Seniors

Giving Young People a Voice: El Sistema USA

by Amy Nathan “Music is my life. I will never stop playing cello,” says Vanessa Johnson, one of the young people whose early experiences with music are featured in the book The Music Parents’ Survival Guide, published in 2014. Since more than five years have passed since this book went to press, we are checking in … Continue reading Giving Young People a Voice: El Sistema USA

Beyond Baroque: Grand Harmonie brings period instruments to modern audiences

A Boston-based period music ensemble takes you behind the scenes of their work. To learn more about Grand Harmonie, visit http://www.grandharmonie.org. Video filmed and edited by Dave Jamrog.