Students should be working on the Remote Learning Assignment for the week of April 13 (due Monday, 4/20).
Details can be found in Google Classroom. Practice Resources can be found here.
This Day in Music
According to the "National Day Calendar" (learn more here), April 16 is (among other things):
There are also some interesting pieces of music history that happened on April 16:
April 16,1854: Franz Liszt's symphonic poem Mazeppa premieres at the Court Theatre in Weimar, Germany. Franz Liszt (22 October 1811 – 31 July 1886) was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist. Mazeppa is the sixth in the cycle of thirteen symphonic poems written during Liszt's time in Weimar. Listen to Mazeppa here:
April 16, 1924: Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor is born in Cleveland, Ohio. Mancini created many memorable film scores, including Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther, and Victor/Victoria, and recorded over 90 albums with styles varying from big band to jazz to classical to pop. During his lifetime, Mancini won 20 Grammy Awards and 4 Academy Awards.
April 16, 1940: Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera Izaht premieres in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos (5 March 1887 — 17 November 1959) was one of the foremost Latin American composers of the 20th century. He was known for creating distinctively Brazilian compositions by weaving folk themes and rhythms of Portuguese, Indian, and African origins into his music. Listen to the overture from Izaht here:
April 16, 1971: Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music, is born in Lake Jackson, Texas. Selena Quintanilla made her recording debut in the '80s, going on to become an award-winning recording artist in the Latin music scene with albums like Amor Prohibido and Selena Live. In 1995, she was murdered by the founder of her fan club at age 23. Her last album, Dreaming of You, was released posthumously in 1995.
This performance was recorded on February 26, 1995, at the Houston Astrodome. The singer shared the concert with Tejano singer Emilio Navaira and performed to 66,994 people, which broke the previous attendance record held by Selena the previous year. The concert was critically acclaimed for outperforming ticket sales by country music singers Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, and George Strait. Selena's performance at the astrodome became her final televised concert before she was shot and killed on March 31, 1995.
Featured Resource: Virtual Concert Halls
The American Choral Directors Association has put together a "Virtual Concert Hall" to showcase singers' performances at a time when concert halls are closed down. Check out the website here to watch some great choral performances!