Spark finds that every musician has a chosen instrument that takes them on their creative journey. Organ player Wil Blades has jammed with the famous and holds court in clubs and classrooms of the Bay Area. Barbara Bonney is a world famous lyric soprano, but she also teaches master classes to regular people. Since 1981, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra has been dedicated to reproducing historically informed performances on original instruments. Then, meet Stephen Kent, a didgeridoo player from the UK.
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Hear how the early-music ensemble, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is keeping old-world musical instrumentation and traditions alive.
Jam with Wil Blades, the hippest organ player in the Bay Area.
Take a master class with the world famous soprano Barbara Bonney.
Accompany Stephen Kent, a didgeridoo player from the UK, through Golden Gate Park.
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