It’s the weekend – and you’re ready to start following your curiosity! Just in time, here are your Weekend Wonderings:
- Do you get bored with classical music? I bet you won’t if you listen to anything by cellist YoYo Ma. This virtuoso creatively meshes new and old music in his repertoire and explores different types of music through his Silk Road Project. This OnBeing podcast offers an interview with the celebrated musician, who shares his curiosity and belief in hospitality.
- Speaking of music, I’ve become a big fan of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings. You hear this piece a lot in movies, but I never truly paid attention and gave this music its due until I heard it on a classical radio station shortly after my mother died. The composition just captured my grief while also helping me momentarily transcend my emotions. To this day, just listening to Adagio for Strings gives me goosebumps. This NPR Music podcast explains what makes this piece so moving.
- Looking for a good movie to watch this weekend? Try The Intouchables, an irreverent take on friendship between a felon and a quadriplegic aristocrat. This French film touches on caregiving and human possibility. The movie, which is based on a true story, can be streamed on Amazon Video, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu and Google Play. You also can get it on DVD from Netflix.