Classical 101 Archives For: June 13, 2014

The Old West: Campfire Coffee, Cattle Drives and Ennio Morricone

3:37PM
June
25, 2014

Ennio Morricone has written some of film’s most memorable music, composing more than 450 soundtracks, his big break was A Fistful of Dollars staring Clint Eastwood.

Top Ten Violin Works

10:31AM
June
25, 2014

Whenever someone asks Timothy Russell, Conductor Emeritus of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, about his favorite composer or piece of music, he has a saying he likes to pull out.  ”Whatever I’m conducting at the moment.” That is a simple answer to a complex question – but an honest one – for anyone in the music business. [...]

Who Gets to Decide What’s Fun in Live Classical Music? You Do.

10:00AM
June
25, 2014

In the wake of last weekend’s “Messiah” crowd surfing incident, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick asks, how far can we stretch the traditional classical music concert to allow for different, or even unique, kinds of musical experiences, and how much do we need to?