In the Key of Danzmayr: Mozart’s Crazy Genius

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
3:06PM
September
19, 2014

Some of classical music’s most-revered composers were quite eccentric. How would they fare in the 21st century?

Carpe Diem String Quartet in Columbus this Weekend

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The Carpe Diem String Quartet photographed at George Bowers Grocery in Staunton, Virginia on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Photo by Pat Jarrett
2:14PM
September
19, 2014

Carpe Diem opens it’s 2014-15 Seize the Music Series at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington this weekend and listen to their in-studio performance on Classical 101.

Young Musicians Continue to Find Their Way to Classical Music

9:07AM
September
10, 2014

Classical music’s solid performance in recent years has been good enough to lift the format into second place among all public formats

Mariachi Flash Mob

8:59AM
September
9, 2014

Would you participate in a flash mob?

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Can a Piece of Music Get Too Popular?

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
7:57AM
September
3, 2014

We lose out on something when we avoid playing classical music’s so-called “warhorses.”

Is That the End? An End-of-Summer Music Quiz

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2:48PM
August
26, 2014

How well do you know your musical endings?

Where are All of the American Composers?

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Augusta Read Thomas with composer and OSU Professor Emeritus Donald Harris before a performance of Ms. Thomas' work 'Jubilee' by the New Albany Symphony in 2012.
5:00AM
August
20, 2014

Most of us can name a fair number of American composers – Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams.  All have written great music which has become part of the musical landscape.   How about these composers?   Nico Muhly, Amy Wurtz, Michael Daugherty, Augusta Read Thomas and Joan Tower?  Possibly not so familiar.That will [...]

Franz Schubert: A Jazz Inspiration?

5:46PM
August
13, 2014

If one of the primary aims of jazz improvisation is the creation of melody, could there be a more inspirational concentration of examples than in Franz Schubert’s Quintet in C?

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Giving the Ears – and Mind – a Break

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PMCO Music Director David Danzmayr
10:54AM
August
13, 2014

For some reason, however, people seem surprised when they hear that classical musicians don’t spend their down time listening to classical music.