The Sphinx Academy
The debut of a new weekly series on PT: Transformations™. We'll look at moments, large and small, when music transforms our lives. This week, we'll meet some of the young musicians at the 2010 Sphinx Performance Academy in Chicago, designed to help up-and-coming African-American and Latino string players. Plus, of all the wacky audience-participation traditions at the Proms in London, none tops the British Sea Songs, by Henry Wood. It's the Rocky Horror Picture Show of classical music, with the audience joining in on many levels throughout the piece. We'll hear the audience humming, whistling, singing, crying, and honking along from the 2010 Proms in London.