SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that it will feature a special broadcast from the classical music celebration held at the White House as part of the Music Series, created by First Lady Michelle Obama. The special, recorded live at the White House on November 4, will air on Symphony Hall, SIRIUS channel 80 and XM channel 78, on Friday, November 6 at 6:00 pm ET.
The White House Music Series, created by First Lady Michelle Obama to celebrate the arts to demonstrate the importance of arts education and to encourage young people who believe in their talent to create a future for themselves in the arts community, has featured series with jazz music, country music and Latin music.
SIRIUS XM’s broadcast will feature various portions of the day’s events, including a special East Room evening recital introduced by President Barack Obama. Scheduled performers will include Grammy(R) Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin, renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein and acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt. SIRIUS XM listeners will enjoy the music of Isaac Albeniz, Agustin Barrios Mangore, Johann Sebastian Bach, Zoltan Kodaly, Maurice Ravel, Niccolo Paganini and Felix Mendelssohn.
Earlier on November 4, Mrs. Obama will introduce a Classical Music Workshop with the featured musicians. Each musician will perform and speak with high school students from various performing arts schools from around the country about their particular instrument and share techniques and tips about performing.
SIRIUS XM’s Symphony Hall channel offers commercial-free classical music twenty-four hours a day performed by the world’s finest orchestras, chamber music ensembles and instrumental soloists. From masses by Machaut and Palestrina to symphonies by Beethoven and Mahler to the newest compositions by Philip Glass and Jennifer Higdon, Symphony Hall plays the greatest music of the last thousand years.
The White House Music Series special will be rebroadcast on SIRIUS XM’s Symphony Hall on Friday, November 6 at 9:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 am ET and Sunday, November 8 at 5:00 pm ET.
For more information, please visit www.sirius.com/symphonyhall or www.xmradio.com/symphonyhall.
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