Classical 101 Archives For May 2012
This evening on Symphony @ 7, we journey to Finland for music of its greatest composer, Jean Sibelius. His music played an important role in the formation of Finnish national identity at the beginning of the 20th century, but for listeners world-wide, it especially evokes the feeling of nature and the far-northern landscapes.
Robert Ward of the OSU School of Music faculty discusses the upcoming performance of Mozart’s Requiem at Mershon auditorium
Author Paul Elie contends that technology has rendered live performance unnecessary
A memory of pianist Van Cliburn, who died this week at 78.
Wagner’s final opera, Parsifal is seen in movie heaters worldwide live in HD this Saturday. Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in this new staging by Francois Girard.
The Turnaround Arts Initiative is a public/private partnership designed to “help narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts.”
Former Prime Minister of Australia emphasizes the role of the arts in leadership.
Peter Schickele, whom most of us know better in the rumpled persona of P.D.Q. Bach, has been focusing on his “serious music” of late. With that in mind, The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is hosting a contest for lies.
If you enjoyed Gustav Mahler’s Song of the Earth at the Ohio Theater this past weekend, or even if you didn’t make it to that event, we have a really big Mahler work this evening on Symphony @ 7, his Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.
Live classical music performances have found a secure foothold in bars and other casual venues around the U.S. and around the world. Now one U.S. organization is on a mission to bring classical music to special populations in concerts at relaxed locations.