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Classical Sprouts: Season 6 is coming soon!

Classical Sprouts Season 6 Promo

We've got more exciting classical music explorations coming your way!

Follow Classical Sprouts on your favorite podcast app and be the first to listen when the first episode of this brand new season drops next week!

Your family is in for a whole lot of fun, fascinating stories and a huge breadth of music this season - from waltzes to tangos, going to space to going to the opera!

Join host Kate Botello and producer Emily Duncan Wilson as they welcome guests that are sure to open our eyes and ears to the world of classical music!

Follow us on Instagram to find out more about upcoming episodes, learn about inspiring young musicians and enjoy some fun classical music trivia!

Catch up on previous Classical Sprouts episodes in the meantime!

  • It looks like a small upright piano, but is shaped like an organ and sounds like a glockenspiel... It’s the Celesta! We’re learning about and listening to music that features the celesta, a bell-like keyboard instrument that is often associated with magical-sounding music this week on Classical Sprouts.
  • Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has been a rockstar in the classical music world for decades. She’s performed at an Olympic opening ceremony, has traveled all over the world to perform a wide variety of percussion instruments and styles, she’s known as the first person to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist and she’s deaf. We’ll learn how this amazing musician uses her whole body to listen on today's episode of Classical Sprouts.
  • Was that a bird or a violin? Fluttering wings, scratching feet, pecking beaks: Italian composer Ottorino Respighi captured these sounds and more in his piece for small orchestra called "The Birds" (or, in Italian, "Gli Uccelli").
  • Her music was played at Queen Victoria’s funeral, she composed an opera, multiple works for orchestra, was an accomplished pianist herself, and wrote a very famous concertino for flute. We’re learning about French composer Cécile Chaminade and that famous flute concertino this week on Classical Sprouts!

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.
Emily Duncan Wilson is the producer of "Kids Commute."