About This Show
Houston Public Media classical music librarian, Dacia Clay has a secret: she knows next to nothing about classical music. But she wants to learn! Luckily, she's surrounded by classical music experts every day. In each episode of the Classical Classroom, Dacia's colleagues and some local classical music luminaries take turns giving her classical music "homework assignments". You'll learn about everything from bel canto aria to the use of leitmotif in the score to Star Wars. Come learn with us in the Classical Classroom.
Most Recent Episode
Classical Classroom, MusicWorks Ep. 169: How Music Chased Down Gaelynn Lea
7 days ago
Violinist/fiddle player Gaelynn Lea came to Houston fresh off of performing at South by Southwest and spent some time with the Classical Classroom (and Skyline Sessions - check out her video performances!). She talks about how music has gradually become her life. From first finding an instrument that was right for her body as a kid (she has a rare condition called Brittle Bones Disease that means she's got different physical challenges than others), to meeting and collaborating with Alan Sparhawk (of the band Low), to winning the Tiny Desk Contest and selling her home to go on tour.
Music in this episode:
- Violin Partita, No 1 in B Minor
- "Gentle," by Low from Ones and Sixes
- Plus, music performed by Gaelynn Lea
Audio production by Todd "Turnt Up" Hulslander with dinosaur acts by Dacia Clay and help from Mark DiClaudio.