Classical 101 Archives For December 2014

Rise Stevens Dies at 99

Rise Stevens 1952 recording of Carmen.
Rise Stevens 1952 recording of Carmen.
9:53AM
March 22, 2013

Rise Stevens, the world’s most famous Carmen, has died at age 99.

Columbus Symphony and a Faun in the Afternoon

Claude Debussy ca1908
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) sensualist divin
9:00AM
March 22, 2013

More about this weekend with the Columbus Symphony and Ballet Met: Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.

Concert Halls Go Dark With No San Francisco Symphony Performances

Davies Hall Interior
Davies Hall Interior
6:00AM
March 22, 2013

Another major American orchestra is now on strike. The San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas cancelled its East Coast tour last Sunday. 

Pictures by Modest Mussorgsky

Mussorgsky in 1874
Mussorgsky in 1874
6:55PM
March 21, 2013

This evening on Symphony @ 7, we’re presenting Mussorgsky’s great work in the Ravel orchestration here on Classical 101.

Newberry Consort’s Ellen Hargis 11 a.m. Friday on Classical 101

1:55PM
March
21, 2013

Ellen Hargis, director of the acclaimed Newberry Consort and one of the world’s foremost early music sopranos, talks about her work and life in early music Friday at 11 am, live on Classical 101.

Columbus Symphony and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky and Dancer/Choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky as Petrouchka, c. 1911
Igor Stravinsky and Dancer/Choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky as Petrouchka, c. 1911
1:00PM
March 21, 2013

The Columbus Symphony and Ballet Met celebrate the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, this weekend in the Ohio Theater.

Marches Madness from NPR Classical

6:00AM
March
21, 2013

Scott Joplin is best known for ragtime. His Maple Leaf Rag was the first piece of sheet music to sell over a million copies, and was spotlighted by NPR’s Marches Madness.

If You Listen You Will Hear Us

1:00PM
March
20, 2013

A brief video on the healing uses of music and music therapy.

Harlem Schools Receive 70 Donated Violins

color photograph of the top of a violin
A violin infusion will help support music programs at Harlem's Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School and Opus118 Harlem School of Music.
10:00AM
March
20, 2013

A large donation of violins will support the students and music programs of two New York-area primary schools.

Orchestra “Cry Rooms” Should Really Be “Engagement Rooms”

color photograph of Georgios Jakovides' painting
"Children's Symphony," by Georgios Jakovides
6:00AM
March
20, 2013

Many churches have Cry Rooms. Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick argues that orchestras and other classical music organizations should have not just Cry Rooms, but “Engagement Rooms,” where children can dance, squirm and groove to the music.