Being a Professional Musician Requires More than Talent

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Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music graduate Joshua Bell-now a Senior Lecturer in Music at his alma mater
6:00AM
December
16, 2014

The music business roadside is littered with talented people. However, new opportunity from Warner Music Group could lend a monetary hand to a few talented, driven professionals in a partnership with the Blavatnick Family Foundation.

First Community Church Presents Carol Service Sunday, December 14

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Carols for Christmas, Sunday at 4:30pm at First Community Church, 3777 Dublin RD, Dublin OH
4:53PM
December
9, 2014

This Sunday at 4:30pm, the Chancel Choir and Chamber Singers of First Community Church, along with several musical guests, present the 41st annual Carols for Christmas.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Mess or Masterpiece?

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ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr
12:16PM
December
3, 2014

Mozart’s original music manuscripts could be framed as art…Beethoven’s sometimes appear to have been used as drawing paper by a pre-schooler.

The Five Browns Go Spelunking with a Steinway

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Have Piano...Will Travel - The Five Browns
8:08AM
November
26, 2014

This is the reason itinerant musicians played smaller instruments.

Boy Wonder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Turning 70

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Michael Tilson Thomas
12:19PM
November
18, 2014

While there is something to be said for the fresh perspective and energy provided by a visiting conductor, there is also an argument to be made it is more important for an orchestra to have a long term goal beyond just playing concerts.

Academy of Ancient Music Brings Bach to Life

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The Academy of Ancient Music
6:40AM
November
17, 2014

An article published by WQXR in New York stated that the purpose of the so-called period instrument movement was “to rediscover how Baroque music might have sounded using original instruments and performance practices.”

Columbus in Concert: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

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ProMusica's Conductor Emeritus Timothy Russell this week on Columbus in Concert
9:27AM
November
14, 2014

This week on the Columbus in Concert, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra welcomes Timothy Russell back in the role of Conductor Emeritus.

Amit Peled Breathes New Life into Pablo Casals’ Cello

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Pablo Casals
3:06PM
November 5, 2014

It all started because Amit Peled wanted to impress a girl. Where others of us might have grabbed an electric guitar or gone out for football, young Amit had a different idea…

Nonagenarian Ruth Slenczynska Plays Paris in the Spring

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Ruth Slenczynska performing on the Queen Mary at the age of 13
11:37AM
October
30, 2014

A 90th birthday celebration is usually a gathering of some friends and family, offering a chance to reminisce, swap stories, and eat cake. Ruth Slenczynska plans to have her cake and eat it, too, by following her 90th birthday in January with a trip to Paris…to work.