Classical 101 Archives For March 2015

Columbus Symphony This Weekend: Schubert 9!

Nareh Arghamanyan, pianist, coming to town for Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano concerto and the CSO.
October 9, 2012

The CSO season begins after a magnificent Gala Concert with Beethoven’s Symphony number 9. Now it’s Schubert’s turn!

Nareh Arghamanyan’s Coming to Town

Nareh Arghamanyan. Fasten your seat-belts.
October 9, 2012

Nareh Arghamanyan is an award winning pianist making her local debut this weekend with Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto. This concerto was a flop at its premiere, called “noisy and lopsided”. But the public got it right!

Pianist Cyprien Katsaris Recovering After Mid-Concert Health Scare

9, 2012

Cypriot pianist Cyprien Katsaris is reportedly recovering after having to be carried off stage while performing a concert Tuesday evening in Germany.

Early Classical Music LP Producer Howard Scott Dies at 92

9, 2012

Howard H. Scott, the classical music recording producer who produced Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of Bach’s”Goldberg” Variations and recorded virtually every major U.S. orchestra, has died at 92.

Kenji Bunch Changing the Face of “Classical” Music in 21st Century

9, 2012

Kenji Bunch changing the face of “Classical” music in 21st century;

Locked-Out Minnesota Orchestra Plans Defiant Opening Night Concert

photograph of a corner of Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
8, 2012

A musicians’ representative from the locked-out Minnesota Orchestra, whose concerts have been cancelled through Nov. 25, has announced that the orchestra will perform its 2012-13 season opening night concert Oct. 18 as planned, and that its conductor laureate, Stanislaw Skrowacewski, will conduct.

New York City Opera Sells Old Productions

photograph of part of the interior of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House
The Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House is now one of the New York City Opera's performance venues.
6, 2012

To save money, the financially strapped New York City Opera plans to sell – and even discard – its production stock.

You’re Never Too Old to Compose or Conduct

5, 2012

In 1973, a 91 year old conductor premiered a symphony written by a 91 year old composer.  Leopold Stokowski led the New Philharmonia Orchestra for the first performance of Havergal Brian’s Symphony No. 28.  The symphony is from 1967 when the composer was 91.  He unfortunately passed away at the age of 96, the year [...]

By Request: Mozart and Alicia

Alicia de Larrocha (1923-2009) By Request on Classical 101, but guard your dessert!
October 5, 2012

Music, dinner and desert in Columbus with pianist Alicia de Larrocha.

Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Locked Out; Contract Trouble in Indy

photograph of the Indianapolis skyline
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of several U.S. orchestras currently undergoing labor disputes.
3, 2012

A labor dispute has caused the Minnesota Orchestra to cancel performances through Nov. 25, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra continues to struggle to find a workable new contract for its musicians.