Boy Wonder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Turning 70

Michael Tilson Thomas
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

AAM 2009 Photo: Marco Borggreve
The Academy of Ancient Music
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

ProMusica's Conductor Emeritus Timothy Russell this week on Columbus in Concert
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
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

Ruth Slenczynska performing on the Queen Mary at the age of 13
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
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

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
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?

Musikinstrumente: Graf-Flügel
One of Beethoven's pianos, on display at the Beethoven-haus Bonn
17, 2014

Have we killed creativity?