Classical 101 Archives For April 2015

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Watching Yourself Conduct

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David Danzmayr taking in the sights in Downtown Columbus
30, 2014

I asked ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr if he ever watches himself conduct.

Verdi for Guitar and Asturias on Next Fretworks

29, 2014

Our next Fretworks program Saturday evening at 7 will include music from opera arranged for classical guitar. The Fantasy on Themes From Verdi’s La Traviata by Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega.

Estonian Conductor Anu Tali in Conversation with Boyce Lancaster

Classical 101's Boyce Lancaster with Estonian conductor Anu Tali
28, 2014

Anu Tali, in town to conduct the Columbus Symphony, is in great demand as a guest conductor and has recently accepted the position of Music Director with the Sarasota Orchestra.

Mozart Minute: Wolfgang the Wunderkind Takes Down the Naysayers

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March 28, 2014

Even today, more than 200 years after Mozart’s death, his astonishing genius is still difficult to believe. Imagine encountering Mozart the boy wonder in a world that had never, well, seen a Mozart.

Estonian Conductor Anu Tali in Studio with Boyce Friday at 9 am

28, 2014

When you start counting women who are conductors, a number of names jump quickly to mind. Marin Alsop. JoAnn Faletta. Jane Glover. Then it becomes a bit tough.

Columbus Symphony March 28-29: Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Arvo Pärt

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Tchaikovsky and Antonia Milyukova during their 10 week marriage in 1877
March 27, 2014

The Columbus Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Sibelius Symphony no. 2 and Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, Friday and Saturday night at 8 in the Ohio Theater. My pre-concert talks are one hour before the performance.

At 99 and Counting, It’s Never Too Late to Play Double Bass

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Richard Turner with his Upright Bass
27, 2014

Richard Turner will be 100 years old in May but apparently has no plans to stop playing the double bass anytime soon.

Otterbein Humor in Music Festival to Delight, March 27- April 1

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Composer, bassist and music educator Jon Deak is guest composer for Otterbein University's Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.
March 27, 2014

Composer and former New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Bassist Jon Deak, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick and other guests bring laughs at Otterbein University’s Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.

CSO ‘Happy Hour’ Conductor Rossen Milanov in Studio with Boyce

Conductor Rossen Milanov (left) in studio with Classical 101's Boyce Lancaster.
Conductor Rossen Milanov (left) in studio with Classical 101's Boyce Lancaster.
March 26, 2014

The Columbus Symphony invites you to enjoy happy hour with them this evening at the Ohio Theater. Guest Conductor Rossen Milanov was in the Classical 101 studio this morning to talk about the concert.

New Girls-Only Workshops Foster Young Women Conductors

26, 2014

In September 2013, the American conductor Marin Alsop became the first woman ever to conduct the Last Night of the BBC Proms. Some might have thought that at that moment, women conductors had arrived. But Alsop’s Proms moment was only the beginning.