Classical 101 Archives For June 2014
I asked ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr if he ever watches himself conduct.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Turner will be 100 years old in May but apparently has no plans to stop playing the double bass anytime soon.
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.
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.
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.