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A Conversation with Sara Davis Buechner

A Conversation with Sara Davis Buechner

Classical California's Maggie Clennon Reberg interviews pianist Sara Davis Buechner on her musical journey, experiences as a trans woman in classical music, and love for baseball.

Culture
06/03/2024
Celebrating Classical Music with Pride!

Celebrating Classical Music with Pride!

Celebrating Pride month, this article highlights the contributions of LGBTQ+ composers in classical music, including Handel, Tchaikovsky, Angela Morley, Billy Strayhorn, Wendy Carlos, and Rufus Wainwright.

Culture
06/01/2024
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Classical California's special broadcast featuring AAPI musicians and composers on May 13th, 3-5pm.

Culture
05/02/2024
Curtis Stewart: Beyond Genre

Curtis Stewart: Beyond Genre

Four-time Grammy-nominated Violinist Curtis Stewart is a rare musician who comfortably inhabits classical, jazz, and pop spaces all at once. The son of a Greek jazz violinist and an African-American jazz tuba player, Stewart also embraces multiple cultural identities that profoundly inform his work as a composer and performer.

New Music
04/08/2024
6 Pieces By Black Composers Whose Inspirations and Innovations Have Helped Define Our American Sound

6 Pieces By Black Composers Whose Inspirations and Innovations Have Helped Define Our American Sound

Explore the rich history and contributions of Black composers in American music, from pioneers like Florence Price to contemporary artists like Kris Bowers and Jon Batiste.

Playlist
02/20/2024
Gay Guerilla: Julius Eastman Comes to Los Angeles

Gay Guerilla: Julius Eastman Comes to Los Angeles

This article explores the life and work of Julius Eastman, a gay Black American composer who fused jazz and classical music. It discusses his struggle with identity, his unique compositions, and his posthumous recognition.

New Music
02/12/2024