Chorus Niagara sent out a great advertorial, but first, I should explain the way in which I work at home on my computer. I downloaded a free software program called Spotify which plays music in the background while I type.
The great thing about Spotify is that I can tell it to search and play any piece of music that I want. Like a kid in the proverbial candy store. Could it access Dave Brubeck? Aretha Franklin? The Moody Blues? Yup. Wow.
So (this involves a bit of work), I performed a Google search on the greatest 100 classical pieces of music of all time, and then I built up my listening library via Spotify. Now, I can listen to the most wonderful music ever created – all day long – for free!
There is one drawback to the free version of Spotify. You get intermittent commercials. I merely turn down the volume.
Thus, you might imagine my delight when I opened the latest email from Chorus Niagara, and it asked – “Not into Mozart, Beethoven or Bach? If you are not into listening to classical music, you could be missing out on a number of mental and physical benefits. Don’t believe us? Check out these 10 surprising benefits of listening to classical music.”
There you have it – 10 benefits of listening to classical music. Now, get out to the next performance of Chorus Niagara – The Majesty of Mozart and relish Mozart’s works, the majestic Mass in C Minor for four stellar soloists, brilliant choruses, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra with Bradley Thachuk, Music Director – a full operatic flourish with Mozart excerpts from his greatest operas Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte and The Magic Flute. Saturday May 5, 7:30pm at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. (www.firstontariopac.ca; boxoffice@FirstOntarioPAC.ca; Phone: 905-688-0722, Toll Free: 1-855-515-0722)
I’m seriously pumped, and you probably know why. Thanks to Spotify, I can easily preview the entire works!
Also, don’t forget the NSO’s – POPS! 4, BROADWAY REIMAGINED which plays this week – Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:30PM and Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 2:30PM.
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