Students should be working on the Remote Learning Assignment for the week of April 27 (due Monday, 5/4).
Details can be found in Google Classroom.
Click here for parent information about the current Remote Learning Assignment (sent 4/27/2020).
The first-ever Nipmuc Virtual Chorus Concert is available!
Click here for a short message and link to the concert (sent 4/29/2020).
Weekly Feature: Musical Records
The most expensive musical instrument sold at auction is the '"Lady Blunt'" Stradivarius violin and was sold at £9,808,000 ($15,875,800) by Tarisio Auctions (USA) in London, UK, on June, 20 2011. The auction was organized online on behalf of the Nippon Music Foundation and the proceeds went to the Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
This Month in Music: April
(we made it)
Here's a look back at some important musical events that occurred during April:
April 1,1873: Sergei Rachmaninoff is born in Novgorod, Russia. Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor of the late Romantic period whose works are still widely performed.
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April 4,1964: The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" single goes #1 and stays there for 5 weeks.
Today, Billie Holiday is remembered for her musical masterpieces, her songwriting skills, creativity and courageous views on inequality and justice. Click here to learn more.
April 19,1963: Johnny Cash releases his single "Ring Of Fire," written by his future wife June Carter and Merle Kilgore.
April 26, 1970: The musical Company opens at Broadway's Alvin Theater, and ran for 690 performances, closing on January 1, 1972. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards, and won six. Company was composed by Stephen Sondheim, who is also known for Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and many others.
April 27,1810: Ludwig van Beethoven, generally considered one of the greatest composers of all time, is thought to have composed one of his most recognizable piano works, "Fur Elise."
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