Behind the Stand: Explore More
The Gospel Truth “In a Nutshell”
LVP Principal Harp Kimberly Glennie presents the joy of gospel through the lens of composers William Grant Still and Florence Price.
Kim’s Introduction to Gospel
Learn more about Florence Price
Kim Glennie interviews Linda Holzer, Professor of Music at UA Little Rock, celebrating the amazing life and music of Florence Price.
Listen to Florence Price
Watch the LVP Principal String players play Florence Price’s String Quartet No. 2, Mvt. II
Learn more about William Grant Still
Sara Ortiz from Black Mountain Institute interviews Stephen Caplan, LVP Principal Oboe to learn all about the incredible impact of William Grant Still’s music.
Listen to William Grant Still
Watch LVP Principal Harp, Kimberly Glennie play William Grant Still’s Mol’e from Folk Suite No. 2
Learn more about Gospel Music
Kimberly Glennie interviews Skye Dee Miles and Dr. Alphonse Anderson to learn more about gospel music and what makes it special.
Listen to some classic gospel tunes
Watch Skye Dee Miles and Spencer Baker perform some of gospels “greatest hits”
Curated Listening List
Kim has put together a playlist of her favorite gospel music and music by William Grant Still and Florence Price. Simply click ‘next’ after viewing each video to go to the next example. Enjoy!
It amazes me that this piece so poignantly expresses and addresses our own time. This is the second movement from William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony, which was the first symphony of a black composer to ever be performed by a major American orchestra in 1931. In 1936, William Grant Still conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic … Continued
Here is a spiritual that is a wonderful example of many of the characteristic elements used by both William Grant Still and Florence Price. Listen for: 1. Form of the verse is AABA 2. Spaces are left at the end of phrases for improvised inserts. Also improvisation is expected on the melodic line. 3. Call … Continued
Extended Techniques “In a Nutshell”
LVP Principal Harp Kimberly Glennie presents the fascinating and wacky ways that musicians are asked to play their instruments in this month’s “In a Nutshell” topic affectionately called, “You want me to what!?”
Kim’s Introduction to Extended Techniques
New Sounds, New Horizons: Expanding the Musical Palette
Donato and Kim discuss the ways that extended techniques have influenced music.
Click the button below to view some examples of these techniques and what they look like in the music. Extended Techniques Photo Gallery
Curated Listening List
Kim has put together 9 examples of pieces that use these exciting and unusual techniques. Simply click ‘next’ after viewing each video to go to the next example. Enjoy!
LVP Musician Demonstrations
Watch LVP musicians demonstrate some of these amazing techniques.
Romeo and Juliet “In a Nutshell”
Romeo and Juliet has been the inspiration for countless artistic works. In classical music, three very different composers took three very different approaches to telling the story through music.
Listen to an excerpt of the Las Vegas Philharmonic playing Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Overture-Fantasy in 2018.
Leonard Bernstein: Mambo from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story