Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
14-Year-Old Guitarist Rocks Vivaldi
In a world where arts organizations spend many hours trying to devise ways to lure younger audiences to classical music concerts, a young French guitarist seems to have found a way to plant her feet firmly in two musical worlds.
Identified by writer/critic Norman Lebrecht only as Tina S., this young lady seems to have a bright musical future ahead. Â She is as comfortable playing Vivaldi (above) and Carulli as she is playing Van Halen.
Today, there are so many composers writing music which combines past and present. Vermont nativeÂ Nico Muhly lists Thomas Tallis and Orlando Gibbons among his favorites, nominates the Symphony of Psalms by Stravinsky as best song, (though not really a song), while also finding inspiration in Xiu Xiu.
Musical lines continue to blur. Â Keeping classical music sequestered in a concert hall is a mistake. Turning it loose and seeing where artists from all disciplines take it will guarantee it’s survival.