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Symphony of a Half-Dozen: Classical Music in a Post-COVID World

Near the end of John Mulaney’s 2019 Netflix special John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch, the character “Mr. Music” (a fabulously-dressed Jake Gyllenhaal) bursts through the door, kicks over a flower pot, and proclaims, “Hey! It’s me, Sack Lunch Bunch—Mr. Music!” What follows is one of my favorite streaming-platform moments from last year (tied […]

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Music for a Weary World

Let’s face it, the world is a scary place right now. Countless public places—schools, theme parks, theaters, churches—have shut their doors. The economy teeters dangerously on the brink of collapse. People are panic buying everything from canned goods to hand sanitizer. (If you are one of those people panic buying toilet paper, stop it!!) The […]

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“A New Satiesfaction”

I’m hoping to get some new blog posts up in the coming weeks (grad school busyness strikes again!) but in the meantime, here is a fantastic reimagining of Erik Satie’s famous Gymnopédie No. 1, performed by Made in Berlin. This fairly new string quartet is made up of violinist Ray Chen and three string players […]

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