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 [...]
Classical 101 Archives For October 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra has offered a 9-year-old trombone student with special needs a replacement instrument after his trombone went missing last week.
Miami City Ballet dancers surprised the crowd at the Miami Art Walk Saturday with a flash mob tango.
Every day, there seems to be some new story about a struggling orchestra. Â Based on recent reports, no one is exempt. A cultural organization…cannot save its way to success
In the midst of a global economic crisis that has brought some of America’s most venerable classical music organizations to their knees, the musicians of the Seattle Symphony and Opera Players’ Organization (SSOPO) have authorized a strike.
The Welsh National Opera has come under scrutiny for funding a production of Gordon Getty’s Usher HouseÂ with part of a $2 million gift from the Getty family,Â according to BBC News. The Getty family donation will fund a series of productions of new operas, including the one by Gordon Getty. Welsh National Opera artistic director David [...]
Classical 101 By Request is heard Fridays from 1-3 PM. Lalo’s Piano Trio in c is featured this week.
Conductor James Levine emerges from medical leave to conduct again.
German customs officials have seized the 1736 Stradivarius of a member of one of their own orchestras; Progress in Classical downloads
Finnish conductor Paavo Berglund, who died in January of this year, recorded the symphonies of fellow countryman Jean Sibelius no less than three times.Â He is a good example of an artist who had a special insight and knowledge of the music of Finland’s greatest composer.Â This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have his [...]
Giuseppe Verdi was born on this date in 1813. Today’s birthday is a warm up to a bicentennial bash next year. Here are some of my favorite Verdi moments. What are yours?