“Classical music is a celebration of artistic excellence. Great art endures through the ages, and in the United States we have embraced that great music and incorporated it into the American experience.” –former President Bill Clinton
In Aug. 1994, former President Bill Clinton declared September Classical Music Month in the U.S. Since then, fans around the country have been trying to find different ways to celebrate it each year.
Whether you’ve just started listening to classical music or are a seasoned pro, know that it’s never too late to get started or to deepen your knowledge of the art form.
Here are some fun suggestions:
- Pick a composer you’ve never listened to and put together an introductory playlist. You can even keep track of what you think about it on a blog or social media.
- If you’re a musician, create a video series of some of your favorite compositions and classical artists.
- Don’t forget to thank your favorite music educators!
- Look for volunteer opportunities to support your local arts organizations.
- Attend a Pacific Symphony concert! 😉
- If you’re looking for a way to end the summer season, our Tchaikovsky Spectacular will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11th at the Pacific Amphitheatre.
How would you celebrate Classical Music Month? How has music impacted your life? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear your story. Thank you for your continued support during this unprecedented time.