Today is Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday. He changed the world of music and he changed how we listen, and for how long!
The findings of a recent study suggest that participating in arts activities can improve brain function and general quality of life for people in the early stages of dementia.
In America, when your child comes home and says “I want to play an instrument,” it usually means buying a student version or, if you’re lucky, playing one provided by the school. What if you and your child had to build whatever instrument they wanted to play? There would probably be a lot of percussionists [...]
Violinist and Westerville South High School alum Siwoo Kim once struggled with Mozart’s music, but now says he’s found the right “voice” for it. Kim performs Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Westerville Symphony Sunday at 7pm at Westerville South High School Auditorium.
On Saturday evening at 7, we’ll have a range of composers and works that should provide an enjoyable hour of music for the guitar on Fretworks. For good measure, we’ll also hear a Baroque lute and viola da gamba. John Williams will play a concerto by Antonio Vivaldi that was adapted from a trio for [...]
The newest film adaptation of The Great Gatsby was not alone in its opening last week. John Harbison’s opera of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel was revived in Boston.
Westerville’s Michaella Cipriani on NPRs From the Top, broadcast Sunday May 19 at 7 PM on Classical 101.
Run, do not walk, to add this CD to your collection. Jonas Kaufmann singing Wagner with, whaddaya know?, a beautiful voice.
This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have a grand Romantic symphony from 1881 by Giovanni Sgambati.