Classical 101 Archives For November 2014

Prince Fielder Chose Mozart. What’s Your At-Bat Music?

color photograph of Detroit Tigers hitter Prince Fielder swinging his bat
Detroit Tigers hitter Prince Fielder chose Mozart's Requiem as his at-bat music last Thursday.
10:00AM
April
30, 2013

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?

100 Years Later, Igor Stravinsky Still Rocks The House

6:00AM
April
30, 2013

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.

Beyond the Goldbergs

6:00AM
April
30, 2013

“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.”

Opera Columbus, King Avenue UMC Highlight Great Arts Weekend

Opera Columbus performance of Magic Flute
Opera Columbus' performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute this weekend was high quality.
1:30PM
April
29, 2013

Four great performances in two days over several different Columbus venues, and I missed a few.

Putting the Monday Muppet Moment To Bed In Style

6:00AM
April
29, 2013

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 [...]

ProMusica Fills St. Turibius Chapel With Baroque Music Saturday

10:51AM
April
26, 2013

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!

Music from North America on Next Fretworks

1:44PM
April
25, 2013

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.

Columbus Becomes Mozart’s Home Town

king ave requiem
Mozart this Sunday
1:35PM
April 25, 2013

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.

A Tribute To The Maestro

9:00AM
April
25, 2013

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 [...]

Two cellists appeal to both classical and crossover crowd

6:00AM
April
25, 2013

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.