Classical Sprouts Kate Botello makes classical music fun, funny and interactive on Classical Sprouts, the AWESOME classical music podcast for kids from Interlochen Public Radio! Classical Sprouts brings families together to plant seeds of classical music curiosity.
Classical Sprouts

Classical Sprouts

From Interlochen Public Radio

Kate Botello makes classical music fun, funny and interactive on Classical Sprouts, the AWESOME classical music podcast for kids from Interlochen Public Radio! Classical Sprouts brings families together to plant seeds of classical music curiosity.

Most Recent Episodes

Ravel's 'Boléro'

How did composer Maurice Ravel write a piece of music that lasts for 15 whole minutes and only has one rhythm and melody? What did audiences think?? Find out this week on Classical Sprouts.

'Sleeping Beauty' and the Garland Waltz

Did you know the melody from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" love duet "Once Upon a Dream" was actually written by Tchaikovsky? We're listening to the Garland Waltz this week on Classical Sprouts.

Holst's 'The Planets: Jupiter'

This week on Classical Sprouts, we're going to space with composer Gustav Holst, as we explore "Jupiter" from his suite, "The Planets."

'The Blue Danube'

It's played every year on New Year's Day, but what is Johann Strauss II's "By the Beautiful Blue Danube" about?

The Making of 'Florencia en el Amazonas' at the Met Pt. 2

Find out what it's like to sing in Spanish at the Metropolitan Opera with your opera idol with soprano and opera star, Gabriella Reyes.

The Making of 'Florencia en el Amazonas' at the Met Pt. 1

Find out what it takes to put on a show at the Metropolitan Opera. Classical Sprouts producer Emily Duncan Wilson went to the final dress rehearsal of Daniel Catán's "Florencia en el Amazonas" and spoke with the director, puppet designer, one of the stars and some Sprouts in the audience!

'El Sapo': the unhelpful Venezuelan toad dad

Kate shares one of her favorite (but somehow also least favorite) Venezuelan folk song, 'El Sapo'!

Season 6 is coming soon!

We're getting festive this season and getting ready to dance! We'll learn a Venezuelan folk song, go the the opera, play video games, and head to space!

'Spirit Chief Names the Animal People' with Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

Join the trickster coyote, the lumbering bear, the swimming salmon and the majestic eagle as they get their new names from the Spirit Chief. Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate is our guest this week on Classical Sprouts guiding us through this musical story!

'Spirit Chief Names the Animal People' with Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

Classical Cats! with Clap For Classics

Composers have been inspired by their feline friends for a long, long time. This week on Classical Sprouts, explore cat-themed pieces of classical music and stretch in the sun, chase a mouse, walk on a keyboard and more!