KLRN Virtual | Music

March 2, 2016
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Hello and welcome to the KLRN Virtual Classroom--a place where students can chat & learn about many different topics using the wealth of information available through PBS.

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KLRN Virtual Classroom Welcome!

NMPBS ¡COLORES!: Violinist Midori

World-renowned violinist Midori gives New Mexicans a special performance. Invited by the Corrales Music in Schools program, she shares her inspirations about music and insights into the importance of music education. “Music is something that I live with. It is something that has served me as a tool, it is something that has served me to really get to know the world, different cultures, my own culture. It has been a way to bring people together, and it has connected me to many different communities.”

Márquez Conga del Fuego Nuevo YOSA October 2014

Arturo Márquez: Conga del Fuego Nuevo YOSA Philharmonic (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio) Troy Peters, conductor Tobin Center for the Performing Arts October 26, 2014

Mariachi Los Conquistadores, Texas | INDIE AMERICA | PBS Digital Studios

Down the street from the Alamo, one San Antonio mariachi band is merging tradition with a younger crowd. When his son was just starting to learn music, Carlos Reyes formed a mariachi band with young members that matched his son's age. Now the group has become one of the most sought after Mariachi bands in San Antonio. www.mariachi-lc.com Produced by Video Dads - www.videodads.com With support from KLRN - www.klrn.org ---- facebook.com/IndieAmericaTV twitter.com/IndieAmericaTV

Mariachi High | “Alma Llanera”

Alma Llanera, sung by Eloy Martinez in Mariachi High, is a famous mariachi song written in 1914. Recorded by many vocalists including Placido Domingo, it’s considered the unofficial “second anthem” of Venezuela, and is often sung at parties and social gatherings. Sing along with Eloy and Mariachi Halcon as the lyrics come up on the screen.

Music Makes A City Now | The Radio Station

Louisville native and program director of the city’s classical music station WUOL, Daniel Gilliam has seen his hometown change quite a bit over the years. Reminiscing about musical moments long gone and musing over the future local art scene and the orchestra that Teddy Abrams has re-energized, Gilliam offers his perspective on why art is for everyone.

What's In the Backpack?

A Beat Making Lab is an electronic music studio small enough to fit in a backpack. We build Labs in collaboration with communities all around the world; donating laptops, microphones, software and other equipment. From our first Beat Making Lab in DR-Congo, producer Apple Juice Kid reaches into the backpack and reveals some of the tools that we use.

Behind the Beat: Portobelo

Apple Juice Kid samples comparsa band Barrio Fino, records hip hop/jazz quartet The Beast and flirts with renowned vocalist Yomira John in this episode, which reveals the production behind the song "Portobelo."

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36min 57sec


  • KLRN

    The mission of KLRN is to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas through the power of communication—providing quality programs and services that advance education, art and culture, and community.


  • Troy Peters

    Troy Peters has been Music Director of YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio) since 2009. He was previously Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, and conducted college orchestras at Texas State University and Middlebury College. He has guest conducted the Oregon Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and Vermont Symphony Orchestra. He was awarded a Vermont Arts Council Citation of Merit and has been honored with eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music. Peters is also active as a composer, where his honors include the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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