Happy Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is here and it’s time to party! Get out the King Cake! Get out the streamers! Get out the colorful wigs! Grab your Mardi Gras classical playlist! Wait, what?? Classical likely isn’t the first genre to come to mind when you think of celebrating Mardi Gras. However, many composers have written mardi gras- and carnival-inspired works. So fire up this playlist and get your party started! Ferde Grofe: Mardi Gras from Mississippi Suite

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Composer of the Week: Antonin Dvorak

Antonin Dvorak was basically a rock star. So much so that some computer keyboards were named after him. b. September 8, 1841 in Prague d. May 1, 1904 in Prague Dvorak was an early musical talent and made quick gains on the violin upon beginning his studies at age 5. He studied at the only organ school in Prague and later became accomplished on the violin and viola. He played in the Bohemian Provisional Theater

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