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
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

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.
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?

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
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.

Music in the Midst of Conflict

Soldiers take a banjo break from the fighting.
12, 2014

Is there ever a place where music is not welcome?

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Lowell Liebermann’s American Sound

The John F. Wolfe Palm House provides a beautiful backdrop for the ProMusica Summer Concert Series, presented by PNC Arts Alive
9, 2014

The ProMusica Summer Concert Series, presented by PNC Arts Alive,continues Friday and Saturday, August 9-10, at 8pm each evening on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory.

ProMusica Offers Three Free Concerts at Franklin Park Conservatory

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra performs at Franklin Park Conservatory.
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra performs at Franklin Park Conservatory.
August 6, 2014

Spend a relaxed evening enjoying great music on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory with three different concerts over the course of four days this weekend.

A Horn Full of Honey

4, 2014

According to Zubin Mehta, who first conducted the Vienna Phil in 1961, “It’s their obstinacy that has kept them so different, sound-wise, from the other orchestras of the world.”