Tchaikovsky Flash Mob Launches Jerusalem Hospital Concerts

8:30AM
April
15, 2014

The cliche holds that no good deed goes unpunished. But for some music and dance students, a flash mob performance of the Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker seems to be bringing more love – not more punishment – at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital.

Concertmaster Quiz: Name That Tune

8:01AM
April
14, 2014

How many famous solos can YOU name?

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Why Doesn’t Schubert Get Any Love?

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ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr and Executive Director Janet Chen in studio with Boyce Lancaster
6:00AM
April
11, 2014

Are Franz Schubert’s symphonies poorly written?

Solo, Small Ensemble and Orchestral Music on Fretworks

1:23PM
April
10, 2014

This week on Fretworks, the standard six-string Spanish classical guitar is featured on all of our musical selections with some solo pieces as well as various ensemble combinations.

Columbus Symphony Chorus This Weekend

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The Columbus Symphony and Columbus Symphony Chorus
1:00PM
April 10, 2014

Mozart’s Requiem is performed by the Columbus Symphony Chorus and Orchestra Friday and Saturday April 11 and 12 in the Ohio Theater. Ronald J. Jenkins is conductor of the Chorus. The performance includes music by Strauss and Wagner. Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts.

The ‘Exotic’ Wind Quintet: Imani Winds Perform in Columbus Sunday

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Imani Winds performs with the Urban Strings at the King Arts Complex, 7 p.m. April 13.
11:00AM
April
10, 2014

Imani Winds clarinetist mariam Adam says the group’s concert Sunday evening at the King Arts Complex will show the “exotic side” of the wind quintet.

Columbus Symphony: The Four Last Songs

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Richard Strauss
10:45AM
April 10, 2014

Twyla Robinson performs the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss with the Columbus Symphony this weekend. Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts,. Mozart’s Requiem with the Columbus Symphony chorus is also on the program. More on that to come.

Underrated Sibelius on Symphony @ 7

5:02PM
April
8, 2014

Join me this evening for Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101 to hear music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The not-often-enough heard Symphony No. 6 from 1923 is serene and beautiful, brooding and melancholy.

Opera Abbreviated: Opera at Ohio State

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Peter Pears, Kathleen Ferrier and Benjamin Britten with the score to The Rape of Lucretia
2:03PM
April 8, 2014

Here’s a special edition of Opera Abbreviated. Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia will be performed April 17th and 19th by OSU Opera Dept at Drake Performance Center

How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

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Was playing a much-maligned instrument — or writing about it beautifully — part of Kwasi Enin's secret? (Not that he is playing the 'Archinto' Stradivarius pictured here.)
2:12PM
April
7, 2014

He has all kinds of other things going for him, but star student Kwasi Enin wrote in his college essay that music is the core of his happiness. Maybe that’s why all eight Ivy League schools want him.