Contemporary Music Ensemble Commissions New Phone Ringtones

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Ringtones by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers? Yep.
10:15AM
April
17, 2014

Question: what do you call a smartphone that rings with a brand-new ring tone written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer?Answer: a smarterphone.

Tchaikovsky Flash Mob Launches Jerusalem Hospital Concerts

8:30AM
April
15, 2014

The cliche holds that no good deed goes unpunished. But for some music and dance students, a flash mob performance of the Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker seems to be bringing more love – not more punishment – at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital.

The ‘Exotic’ Wind Quintet: Imani Winds Perform in Columbus Sunday

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Imani Winds performs with the Urban Strings at the King Arts Complex, 7 p.m. April 13.
11:00AM
April
10, 2014

Imani Winds clarinetist mariam Adam says the group’s concert Sunday evening at the King Arts Complex will show the “exotic side” of the wind quintet.

Mozart Minute: Mozart and Salieri – From Russia With Love, Part 1

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:29AM
April 4, 2014

“Amadeus” wasn’t the first dramatic work to take up the theme of Salieri’s envy of Mozart. Much earlier, Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart and Salieri, had explored the same territory.

Humor in Music: The Future of Live Classical Music?

2:50PM
April
2, 2014

For classical music as for the rest of us, laughter may well be the best medicine.

Mozart Minute: Wolfgang the Wunderkind Takes Down the Naysayers

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Catch The Mozart Minute Fridays at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:30AM
March 28, 2014

Even today, more than 200 years after Mozart’s death, his astonishing genius is still difficult to believe. Imagine encountering Mozart the boy wonder in a world that had never, well, seen a Mozart.

Otterbein Humor in Music Festival to Delight, March 27- April 1

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Composer, bassist and music educator Jon Deak is guest composer for Otterbein University's Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.
10:00AM
March 27, 2014

Composer and former New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Bassist Jon Deak, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick and other guests bring laughs at Otterbein University’s Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.

New Girls-Only Workshops Foster Young Women Conductors

9:45AM
March
26, 2014

In September 2013, the American conductor Marin Alsop became the first woman ever to conduct the Last Night of the BBC Proms. Some might have thought that at that moment, women conductors had arrived. But Alsop’s Proms moment was only the beginning.

Mozart Minute Podcast: Mozart’s Death

ubiquitous portrait of Mozart wearing a bright red coat
Catch the Mozart Minute each Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:00AM
March 21, 2014

In the final scenes of Amadeus, Mozart dictates his Requiem Mass from his deathbed, however Mozart’s sister-in-law Sophie Heibel, tells a different story.