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.

In the Key of Danzmayr: Would You Let Beethoven Raise Your Child?

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
12:22PM
October
29, 2014

Beethoven…a musical enigma. Beethoven was a complex person whose name always comes up when the question of favorite composers arises.

Music From the Heart

1:33PM
October
27, 2014

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans is a group whose primary interest lies in spreading the culture and traditional music of New Orleans all over the world, through performances and education.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr-Beethoven: Making Music by Force

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
3:46PM
October
20, 2014

Much of Beethoven’s music seemed to have been driven into the page with a hammer and chisel…

Was Beethoven Good or Bad for Music?

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One of Beethoven's pianos, on display at the Beethoven-haus Bonn
8:13AM
October
17, 2014

Have we killed creativity?