Alternative Classical announces Humans of Classical Music, a video series in which musicians, actors, comedians and podcasters from around the world recommend their favourite piece of classical music in 1 minute.
A new video will go live every Thursday during 2021, starting on 4th February, accompanied with a link to the piece on Spotify. Each video is free of musical jargon, and is suitable for anyone interested in exploring the world of classical music.
The list of Humans of Classical Music includes Grammy-nominated musicians Anthony Roth Costanzo and Anna Clyne, three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson, Principal Conductor of Glyndebourne on Tour Ben Glassberg-Frost, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective Adam Szabo, and composers Gabriel Prokofiev and Missy Mazzoli.
Music choices include Mendelssohn’s Hebrides overture, Florence Price’s ymphony No.1, John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Sky, and Meredith Monk’s Double Fiesta.
The name is inspired by the very popular Humans of New York series, featuring interviews with thousands of people on the streets of New York City.
The Humans of Classical Music website has more information about the project and there is a video trailer.