Youth: 12-18

Looking for classical music resources for teens/young people? We've got you covered! We're working on keeping this page up to date as we find new and relevant content to add. Got a suggestion? Let us know!

Our Playlist

We've curated a playlist just for our high school-aged listeners! Featuring a range of carefully selected works and excerpts, you're sure to find something to match your musical tastes!

YouTube/Videos

Classical comedy duo TwoSetViolin discuss the works they would choose if they could only listen to 5 classical pieces for the rest of their lives.

How I Met The Opera shares some opera recommendations based on the tv shows you like to watch, from recent Netflix shows to more classical series.

13-year-old (now aged 20) American pianist Umi Garrett showcases her work through a mix of talk and performance. 

Time to learn what the difference of $9,999,931 dollars sounds like with violinist Ray Chen.

Vox follows singer Anthony Roth Costanzo through the various phases of rehearsal - from working with his vocal coach in a Manhattan apartment to taking the stage in a dress covered in doll heads, surrounded by jugglers.

13-year-old Jordan Millar - a member of the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers Program was invited to arrange “We Shall Overcome” for several Young People’s Concerts on “Music as a Change Agent.”

Adam Neely talks through the history and characteristics of sea shanties, which recently experienced a spike in popularity, thanks to TikTok.

Where did opera come from and how did start? In this episode of Talk The Music, James B Partridge chats about Monteverdi, the Florentine Camerata and how they created the conventions that led to the genre of opera.

Podcasts/Audio

Kelly, Sascha and Chris talk to you about classical music whilst making you laugh. AND LEARN. 

Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too. Music, eclectic playlists and chat, with a new guest every week.

Performances To Watch

Watch David Dawson's ballet METAMORPHOSIS: a choreographic five-part piece with music by Philip Glass. The ballet is about 'hope and humanity, about finding light in the darkness'.

Classical guitarist Stephanie Jones performs "Otoño Porteño" by "New Tango" Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. 

One of the most celebrated comic operas – Rossini’s masterpiece, "The Barber of Seville". This particular production is styled in a 1970s aesthetic. Presented by Irish National Opera, in Italian with English subtitles.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, performs John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" - an example of a post-minimalist work.

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Online Courses

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Introduction To Classical Music -
Part I: Early Music (476-1600 AD)

Other Stuff

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Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

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BandLab is a free, social music creation platform. Choose the sounds you want, and use your computer keyboard to play/record the notes!

Books/E-books

Coming soon! 

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