Listen to Carnegie Hall Recitals Live

A partnership with WQXR and American Public Media and Carnegie Hall presents the Carnegie Hall Live series so that music lovers everywhere can listen in on world famous concert artists! Check out a recording from the February 15 concert featuring Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Here’s a rundown of his program (thanks to Piano Street’s Classical Piano Blog!):

Haydn: Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20
Bartók: Suite, Op. 14
Debussy: Images, Book I
Intermission
Chopin: Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70, No. 2
Chopin: Waltz in G-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1
Chopin: Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 3
Chopin: Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42
Chopin: Ballade in A-flat Major, Op. 47
Chopin: Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1
Chopin: Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23

Encores:
Chopin: Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1
Granados: Spanish Dance No. 5
Rachmaninoff: Etude-tableau in C Major, Op. 33, No. 2

It looks like if you stop in for the live virtual concert you can also participate in a chat session on the website. The next live broadcast will be on Saturday, February 25 with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing the “Resurrection” Symphony by Gustav Mahler.

BAM Radio Music Broadcasts

The BAm! Radio Network has recently posted two of the shows for which I served as an on-air commentator. Initially, I actually declined participation in this first one because I hold a different position than the group that was being interviewed. After being assured, though, that the network welcomed and encouraged opposing viewpoints, I agreed to participate. Here are links to the two shows:

Singing Green: Can Music Save Our Planet?
Maryann Harman with The Banana Slug String Band and Natalie Wickham

The Message In the Music
Maryann Harman with Tom Chapin, Red Grammer, Natalie Wickham

How Early Do Children Benefit from Music?

Several months ago I was contacted by BAM Radio Network about being an on-air host for a new Thought Leaders and Change Agents channel they were launching. A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a broadcast titled, “Starting Too Early, Starting Too Late? What’s Right?” The show primarily featured Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., educator and biologist.

The information Dr. Hannaford shared from her research was absolutely fascinating! I am familiar with some of the studies regarding a baby’s capacity to hear sound even while still in the mother’s womb, but I was in awe of the specific statistics that she shared. The show is a short 15 minutes or so in length, so it’s a quick listen, but I think every parent, musician, and teacher will benefit greatly from it! You’ll have to let me know what you think.