Iconic photo by Joe Rosenthal showing the raising of the United States flag over Iwo Jima.

This time on The Children’s Hour we explore what sounds classic. First we learn about classical music with prodigy pianist Kayden Kelly. Then we play with sound effects with Kip Allen and Crawford MacCallum.

Kayden is a 16 year old pianist who will be featured in the Junior Cliborn Festival, and has won numerous awards for his talents. He explains to our Kids Crew what classical music is, and plays us samples from the evolution of the genre.

Then, we visit with Crawford MacCallum and Kip Allen, to learn how sound effects can tell a story without any visuals at all. Kip and Crawford both recently passed away, and this piece was originally recorded in 2016. 

This episode was produced by Katie Stone, our Executive Producer. Production support was also provided by Rodrigo Cuenca, and The Children’s Hour Senior Producer, Christina Stella. Our hearts go out to the families of Crawford MacCallum and Kip Allen, as we remember them today on the program.

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Playlist: Sounds Classic

Broken PianoBen FoldsSandra Boynton's Frog Trouble2013 Boynton Recordings
Hey Guitar Teacher (Bouree, Bach)Beethoven's WigBeethoven's Wig: Sing Along Symphonies2002 Rounder Records Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group
3rd Movement Mendelsson piano concerto No 1 in G MinorKayden KellyRecorded at the Lensic Theater, Santa Fe NM 20202020 Kayden Kelly
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988,Variation 26Peter SerkinPresto! World's Fastest Classics1998 RCA
The Entertainer, JoplinBeethoven's WigSing Along Piano Classics (feat. Richard Perlmutter)2011 Beethoven's Wig
Ode to a Superhero (Parody of 'Piano Man' By Billy Joel)'Weird Al' YankovicPoodle Hat2003 Volcano Entertainment III, L.L.C.
Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight Of The Bumble BeeVarious ArtistsPresto! World's Fastest Classics1998 RCA
Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Op. 46: MorningArthur FiedlerClassical Music for People Who Hate Classical Music1994, BMG Entertainment
Picnic MarchBlue Dot SessionsBitters2019 Blue Dot Sessions
LoopyBlue Dot SessionsThe Balloonist2018 Blue Dot Sessions
All the SoundsLucy Kalantari & the Jazz CatsAll the Sounds2018 Lucy Kalantari
Doo-ba-ZooBlueyDance Mode!2023 Ludo Studio
La Guitarrista!Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam BandLa Guitarrista! - Single2023 Rainy Day Dimes Music

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