Tis The Season: Christmas in Columbus

Ohio State University Holiday Extravaganza
Ohio State University Holiday Extravaganza
19, 2014

A selection of holiday program in and near Columbus. Enjoy!

A Belated Veteran’s Day: “Over There!”

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Caruso made this a hit. Or vice versa?
November 17, 2014

The great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso raised thousands of dollars at bond rallies during World War I.

How Much Would You Pay To Have A Concert Hall In Your Name?

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The David Koch Theater will always be the New York State Theater to me.
November 17, 2014

“Why do these rich people insist on having concert halls named after themselves?”

Aaron Jay Kernis Talks Back

Aaron Jay Kernis
October 30, 2014

Musica Celestis by Aaron Jay Kernis is performed this weekend by the Columbus Symphony.

Opera Abbreviated: Carmen

The Metropolitan Opera presents Carmen, live in HD
29, 2014

Opera Abbreviated is all you need to enjoy Bizet’s Carmen, live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, Saturday November 1 at 1 PM.

Opera Abbreviated: The Marriage of Figaro

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Listen to Opera Abbreviated for more on The Marriage of Figaro
October 15, 2014

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, October 18 at 1.30 PM

Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Macbeth

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
October 8, 2014

Opera Abbreviated presents Macbeth, an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi based on Shakespeare’s play. See it live in HD from the Met on Saturday, October 11.

New Book: Virgil Thomson, Music Chronicles 1940-1954

Buy This Book!
October 3, 2014

Musical Chronicles of American composer and critic Virgil Thomson, including four complete books in one volume, is new from The Library of America, edited by Tim Page.

New American Operas

Ian Gordon's 27
Ian Gordon's 27
October 1, 2014

Three new operas by American composers have been premiered in the past year.