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Musical Instruments

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.

[Original air date: Wed, May 24, 2006]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Hear how the early-music ensemble, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is keeping old-world musical instrumentation and traditions alive.

Wil Blades

Jam with Wil Blades, the hippest organ player in the Bay Area.

Barbara Bonney

Take a master class with the world famous soprano Barbara Bonney.

Stephen Kent

Accompany Stephen Kent, a didgeridoo player from the UK, through Golden Gate Park.

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