SXSW: Experience, or Exploitation?

The Recycled Instrument Orchestra played SXSW multiple times in 2015.
25, 2015

Most of us have been there.  ”We’re looking for someone with more experience.”  ”Come talk to us after you get a little more experience.”  ”How much experience do you have?”  You can’t a job without experience, nor experience without a job.  It’s the ultimate catch 22. Wait…there IS a way.  How about an internship?  You [...]

Percussionist Colin Currie, CSO’s Rossen Milanov on Classical 101

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Colin Currie has two concerts this weekend with the Columbus Symphony.
19, 2015

“I don’t want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day.” This was the sentiment expressed by Todd Rundgren some years back. For Colin Currie, he also wants to bang on the drum all day…and the marimba, cymbals, bells, and whatever else he can find. Such is the life now for a percussion soloist.

BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang discusses Cinderella on Classical 101

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The cast of BalletMet's Cinderella
19, 2015

It has been a good season for BalletMet thus far. Liang said attendance is strong, putting the company on great financial footing.

BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang discusses Cinderella on Classical 101

Ashley Wegmann dances several roles in BalletMet's production of Cinderella
18, 2015

BalletMet presents a the World Premiere of Cinderella by Artistic Director Edwaard Liang set to Prokofiev’s music this errkend.

The ‘Blurred Lines’ of Music Sampling Could Spill onto Orchestras

John Williams at Tanglewood
March 17, 2015

Could John Williams wind up having to sue himself?

‘Passionate Musicians Only Come from Passionate Five-Year-Olds’

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Sir Simon Rattle
11, 2015

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.” John F. Kennedy

A Conversation with Figaro By Way Of Opera Columbus

Opera Columbus brings Mozart's Marriage of Figaro to the Southern Theatre this week
March 3, 2015

Opera Columbus performs Marriage of Figaro in English this week at the Southern Theatre.

How Many Cultural Events Can Fit into a Weekend?

Columbus Dance Theatre offers 3 performances of Claudel this weekend at the Lincoln Theatre.
27, 2015

A dance performance – and some theatre – and some live music – and a multimedia presentation – and a poetry reading…without ever leaving your seat.

Anne Akiko Meyers Spotlights American Composers

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Anne Akiko Meyers with the 1741 ex-Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesu violin.
27, 2015

Anne Akiko Meyers and Boyce Lancaster spoke about her recording, her violin, and this lullaby written for her daughter Natalie which has become her regular nighttime companion.