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Classical Classroom, Ep 109: Storytelling With Music – Richard Scerbo, Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Richard Scerbo proves that story is such a powerful force, it doesn’t need words.



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Richard Scerbo
Richard Scerbo. Image courtesy of his website.

How do you tell a story without words? Why, with music of course! Richard Scerbo, founder and artistic director of DC-based Inscape Chamber Orchestra, explains how – and why – composers use music to tell tales. Walk through two very different kinds of musical “stories” in this episode. Watch out for dancing puppets and swamp ghosts.

All music in this episode performed by Inscape Chamber Orchestra:
– Excerpts from their new album, Petrushka, by Igor Stravinsky.
– “Black Bend” by Dan Visconti from the album American Aggregate.

Audio production by Todd “Tiny T-Rex Arms” Hulslander with fleeing by Dacia Clay and editing by Mark DiClaudio.

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