When Elia Goat began arranging material for a solo album, he decided to take a different approach to instrumentation. Instead of stringed instruments traditionally used in folk and country, Goat wrote horn parts for his songs and began gathering players. The result is Elia Goat and the Natural Horns and their album, Acorns. The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording and finding a sound all their own.
Thursday evening, the Springfield Museum of Art will hold an event called Members Matter. At the gathering, museum officials plan to announce a budget surplus and an increase in membership.
Last year, Springfield's Museum of Art adopted a best practices model used by other museums around the country. The move eliminated three positions including a curator, a membership coordinator and a security manager.
Named for an essay by Dr. Martin Luther King, the World House Choir made its debut performance in 2013 at Antioch College's Coretta Scott King Center.
WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke with Dr. Cathy Roma, director of the World House Choir, before a rehearsal for their 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Day performance at the Coretta Scott King Center. Roma shared her thoughts on why singing together as a community can affect change, and the choir shared some selections from its upcoming performance.