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May 25: Songs that Changed the World, Pt. 2 
Maria thought she covered everything on last week’s show, but the listeners of Bach & Beyoncé said the list was incomplete! This week, hear music from Ludwig van Beethoven, Beyoncé, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

May 18: Songs that Changed the World – Millions of songs have been made over time, but some songs have literally changed the WORLD! Join Maria as she discusses some of the greatest songs ever written, including works from Michael Jackson, Prince, and Elton John.

May 11: Celebration of Grace Bumbry – St. Louis native Ms. Grace Bumbry, who passed away on May 7, had an amazing career as an opera singer. This week Maria will honor her work and her contributions to American music.

May 4: Spring Fling – The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and the weather…well, it’s being the weather in the Lou. Celebrate Spring with works from Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach and Beyoncé!

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About Maria A. Ellis

Maria A. Ellis is a music educator and choral conductor with more than 20 years of choral music experience. She has been called a “master educator and a force of nature” by Dr. Jim Henry, University of Missouri- St. Louis. Ms. Ellis has served as the Arts and Administrative Fellow for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, worked for the St. Louis Children’s Choirs and is the Founding Conductor of The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries’ City of Music All-Star Chorus.

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