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Podcast- Outside the MusicBox

A podcast about classical music featuring interviews with guest musicians about music they love. Come hang out with Emma and Chloe, creators of MusicBox, while they explore a new piece episode.

Come hang out with Emma Williams and Chloe Prendergast, creators of MusicBox, while they explore a new piece each episode. This podcast features interviews with guest musicians about music they love. No prior knowledge necessary: you don’t need to know how a violin works, when Mozart was born or where Beethoven lived, just come along and let us help you explore this music for yourself! 


MusicBox is a cooperative that breaks down barriers surrounding conventional Classical music concerts. This manifests itself as both a concert series based in the Netherlands and a podcast called Outside the MusicBox. Emma and Chloe believe that Classical music should be accessible and shared with all. Often people are discouraged to interact with Classical music based on elitist language, intimidating theatres, formal dress and expensive ticket prices. MusicBox aims to create open, inviting, safe spaces for people to come and enjoy a range of wonderful music that has been touching the hearts and minds of people for over 300 years!

One of their passions is connecting Classical music with other genres and art forms, such as folk and world music, visual art, and food and wine. So expect the unexpected! They also love to communicate and engage with their audiences on different deeper levels and invite a positive open musician-audience interaction to discuss and give insights into the process of creating music. For concerts, entry is always either by donation or with a low ticket price and there are no dress codes.

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