Bach & Beyoncé is a weekly program hosted by Maria A. Ellis, conductor, musician, co-host of the live SLSO broadcasts, and educator at Sumner High School.

September 1: 25 Years of Harry Potter Join Maria as she takes a journey through the world of “The Boy Who Lived,” Harry Potter, and shares the incredible music that helped bring the movies to life.

August 25: Renaissance Maria discusses Beyoncé’s new album, Renaissance. She will feature selections from “the Queen” and the classical composers who influenced Beyoncé’s works. 

August 18: Music Books for the Classroom Maria interviews some music book authors and features music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in this back-to-school episode. 

August 11: Choral Music Maria previews some great choral music for the 2022-2023 school year! Hear works from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert T. Gibson, Stacey Gibbs, and Kinley Lange.   

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 and is the Founding Conductor of The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries’ newly formed City of Music All-Star Chorus.

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