Classical 101 Archives For May 2012
Last Thursday, Detroit Tigers hitter Prince Fielder chose Mozart’s requiem as his at-bat music. If you could choose at-bat music – music that tells the world something about how you’re going to play the game, largely construed – what would you choose?
Though the composer may no longer live, the music does…and when musicians begin to unlock what has been written, the music becomes a living, breathing entity, communicating across cultures and times to speak to us.
“I love the idea that a song by Billie Holiday can speak to a song by Purcell, and that each one can influence the way we hear the other.”
Four great performances in two days over several different Columbus venues, and I missed a few.
As children, most of us loved a bedtime story, or maybe a lullaby. If you remember fondly being read or sung to sleep, maybe you can identify with Elmo. Though most of us outgrow the need or desire to be sung to sleep, many may rethink that position after today’s Muppet moment. I have heard [...]
Coming off of a fabulous weekend of performances featuring Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and a world premiere by Aaron Jay Kernis, you’d think ProMusica Chamber Orchestra would be taking a break this weekend. You would be wrong!
On the next Fretworks broadcast this Saturday evening at 7 pm, we conclude our month-long geographical excursion for International Guitar Month with music from North America.
This weekend, Opera Columbus presents Canada’s Opera Atelier in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Southern Theatre, and you can hear Mozart’s Requiem at King Avenue United Methodist Church.
This past weekend marked the final bow for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Conductor and Founding Music Director Timothy Russell. As a part of Russell’s sendoff, a video tribute celebrating his 35 years of dedicated work to creating and building ProMusica into a nationally recognized organization was played prior to each concert. The video features Russell, past [...]
These days, the musical lines continue to blur. While a well established musician such as Yo Yo Ma can delve into whatever style he wants, musicians who begin in the crossover realm have a tough time moving the other way. 2Cellos seems to have found the answer.