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Query from a Canadian on Canada Day!

Posted on · Query: Hi Dacia, I just want to say THANK YOU from Toronto, Canada. I recently found your podcast and absolutely love the sessions! I'm not sure if this is possible but I think it would be really useful to know what piece we'd be learning about next time. That way I can prepare as you do. Looking forward to your sessions! Cheers, T

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Classical Classroom, Episode 12: The Continued Education of Tracy Jacobson – Debussy’s piano works

Posted on · Debussy's piano works! In this episode, Windsync bassoonist, Tracy Jacobson, takes Dacia on her journey to continue musical education as a professional musician. She steps outside of her comfort zone and into Debussy. Come with us to Paris, talk in your museum voice, and have some wine. It'll be awesome!

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Classical Classroom, Episode 11: Mendelssohn, “love potion”, and Shakespeare with Catherine Lu

Posted on · Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Suite from Incidental Music! In this episode, Classical 91.7 announcer and producer, and Cheeto the cat's person, Catherine Lu chats with Dacia. Learn about scherzos, nerds, and Dacia's totally plausible theory about Puck's "love potion".

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Classical Classroom, Episode 10: Oboe playing as an x-treme sport with ROCO’s Alecia Lawyer

Posted on · In this episode, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra's Artistic Director, founder, and principal oboist, Alecia Lawyer takes Dacia inside the mind of an oboe player. In this strange world, people grow their own (bamboo), enjoy fame alongside Willie Nelson, and live on the edge without all of the annoying parachutes and bungee cords.

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Classical Classroom, Episode 9: Amy Bishop goes on a tone poem journey through Bohemia, death, and 1920’s Paris

Posted on · In this episode, Classical 91.7's Saturday Morning Music host and contra dancer extraordinaire, Amy Bishop takes Dacia on a journey with Smetana, Strauss, and Gershwin to learn about tone poems, invoking a surprising number of mermaids and mimes.

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Classical Classroom, Episode 8: Wesley Horner on Bach’s B Minor Mass, the sound of Heaven, and classical music mosh pits

Posted on · In this episode, independent producer, author, documentary filmmaker, Peabody Award-winner (et cetera, et cetera...), Wesley Horner chats with Dacia about Bach's B Minor Mass and bringing classical music to people who hate wearing tuxedos.