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PostClassical: April 5 - 'Music From Paradise' - Part 2

PostClassical, The Classical Network's bi-monthly presentation of concert broadcasts of Washington DC-based PostClassical Ensemble, brings you "Music from Paradise," looking at the influence of Balinese and Javanese gamelan music on Western composers. Enjoy excerpts from a concert given by PostClassical at the National Cathedral in a program including works by Colin McPhee and Lou Harrison.

Gamelan and Harrison scholar Bill Alves will join the series' regular co-hosts - Angel Gil-Ordonez, PostClassical Music Director; ensemble co-founder and music historian Joseph Horowitz; and Bill McGlaughin, host of Exploring Music.

William McGlaughlin’s introduction to music came late; he was fourteen before he took his first piano lessons. "Happily, I understood immediately what a wonderful thing I’d stumbled into. I can remember thinking as I walked away from my second piano lesson — "Well, that’s it. I’ll be a musician. Of course, I had no idea what that decision meant exactly."