Classical 101 Archives For March 2015

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr — Music Education

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
December 31, 2013

During my ongoing conversation with new ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr and Executive Director Janet Chen, we began looking at the future of Classical music, both in our country and elsewhere. The conversation, as you might expect, turned to children and music education.

The Earlybird Special Comes to the Arts

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra begins Saturday concerts at 5:30 pm and Sunday performances at 7:00 pm.
December 31, 2013

A decisive modern wrinkle can be technology. The Metropolitan Opera’s live movie-theater simulcasts start at 12:55 p.m. East Coast time to avoid backstage gridlock at Lincoln Center between afternoon and evening performances of different productions.

On Stage Jokes

30, 2013

City Ballet in New York and the Metropolitan Opera have pulled back the curtain just a bit and allowed us a little glimpse behind the scenes.

2013: The World Has Lost Some Classical Music Greats

Sir Colin Davis (1928-2013)
December 27, 2013

A few of the notable obituaries in classical music for 2013

Marta Eggerth

Marta Eggerth in Hollywood
December 27, 2013

Remembering the glamous film and operetta star Marta Eggerth who died this week at the age of 101

A New Year’s Wish for You on The American Sound, 6pm Saturday

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Tune in for New World, New Year on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 pm on Classical 101
26, 2013

Tune in for New World, New Year on The American Sound, Saturday at 6 pm on Classical 101.

Win Free Tickets to Hear the Escher String Quartet, Jan. 18

23, 2013

Above: The Escher String Quartet performs the first movement of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13. With regular appearances on major concert series and music festivals around the U.S. and Europe and an acclaimed discography, the Escher String Quartet has been hailed as one of today’s finest string quartets. Win tickets to hear [...]

Nutcracker Nightmare

23, 2013

You love holiday music…how many time do YOU listen to the same recording?

At Christmas, a Few Words about Re-gifting, Musical and Otherwise

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23, 2013

Because of the association of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Christmas, I like to think of this particular example of Bachian musical recycling as re-gifting – Bach’s sharing again and again the incomparable gift he had to offer the world.

It’s an American Christmas on The American Sound, 6 pm Saturday

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Toy soldiers and Old Glory: It's an American Christmas on The American Sound, 6 pm Sasturday
20, 2013

Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound it’s Christmas at the movies, early American Christmas music and a symphony that reminds us what hope is all about.