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Kids Commute - Double Bass Week with Gary Gatzke!

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Gary Gatzke, Principal Bass of the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

We learn all about the double bass from our friend Gary Gatzke!

This week on Kids Commute, we'll learn all about a great big member of the string family of instruments - the Double Bass - from our friend Gary Gatzke!

Gary is the Associate Director of Continuing and Community Education at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He's also the Principal Double Bass for the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.

Gary shares lots of knowledge about the bass, and shares some of his favorite bass music!

We'll have a String Family Quizlet for you this week, too! Answer correctly and win a shout-out on air and a chance for your very own Kids Commute t-shirt!

Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. or any time below.

Kids Commute - no kid or commute required!

KC 510 - BASS WEEK - The Elephant (Camille Saint-Saens)
Gary Gatzke, Double Bass, with Tony Bero, Piano
KC 511- BASS WEEK - Concerto for Bass No. 2, Mvmt 1 (Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf)
Gary Gatzke, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra
KC 512 - BASS WEEK - Ode to Joy (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Sir Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
KC 513 - BASS WEEK - Mahler Symphony 1 Mvt 3 ("The Titan")
Matthew Hazelwood, 1998-1999 Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.