A month-long salute to American Composers begins today!

Every year at Salon97 we celebrate American composers in the month of July. The whole month! We kicked things off today with a post of all things Aaron Copland. Stop by to listen to a few tunes and grab some trivia! And keep your eye on this space for more great American composers stuff throughout… Continue reading A month-long salute to American Composers begins today!

Classical Music & Cinema: The “2001” Music

Imagine for a moment you’re Alex North. It’s summer 1968 and you’re an acclaimed composer for the movies. You’ve scored great films like A Streetcar Named Desire, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Dr. Strangelove. Your collaborator and friend Stanley Kubrick asked you a few years ago to create a score for his new film 2001:… Continue reading Classical Music & Cinema: The “2001” Music

Happy Birthday, Nutcracker Ballet!

The beloved Nutcracker Ballet turned 120 today. Though every town in the U.S. has fairly easy access to at least one live rendition of the seasonal ballet each year, that wasn’t always the case. The Nutcracker was a complete flop when it debuted in 1892 and did not gain its current popularity until the mid… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Nutcracker Ballet!