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Being Good is no Longer Good Enough in the Music Industry

13, 2014

At one time, if you assembled a group of talented musicians, the concert hall would fill with music lovers. Now, even putting a world-class orchestra on stage is no guarantee of success.

The Earlybird Special Comes to the Arts

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra begins Saturday concerts at 5:30 pm and Sunday performances at 7:00 pm.
December 31, 2013

A decisive modern wrinkle can be technology. The Metropolitan Opera’s live movie-theater simulcasts start at 12:55 p.m. East Coast time to avoid backstage gridlock at Lincoln Center between afternoon and evening performances of different productions.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Holiday Pops
5, 2013

The Columbus Symphony Chorus will be performing its annual Holiday Pops concert December 6, 7, and 8, and we’ve been working hard to perfect about 25 trillion notes of good cheer.

Podcast: In The Key Of “D”anzmayr — Being Punctual

David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr
November 26, 2013

While not naming names, I spent an evening listening to a group of musicians regale me with tales of one member of the group who was, shall we say, “punctuality-challenged.”

Columbus Symphony this Weekend: Fathers and Sons

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The Mozart family c. 1780. The deceased Anna Maria's portrait on the wall
October 31, 2013

The Columbus Symphony performs music by Rossini, Silvestrov, Haydn and Mozart father and son, this weekend at the Southern Theater. James Sommerville plays and conducts

The Columbus Symphony This Weekend

John Estacio
Composer John Estacio, whose music is played by the Columbus Symphony, this weekend in the Ohio Theater
October 9, 2013

Welcome to the Columbus Symphony’s 2013-2014 season, this weekend featuring music by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and John Estacio.

The Columbus Symphony Broadcast Season

Ohio Theater and Southern Theater, homes of the Columbus Symhpony
October 8, 2013

The Columbus Symphony began a new season last Saturday night with a fantastic performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony, the “Resurrection”. This is not an orchestra, nor a chorus needing resurrection. It was all there: the colors, the drama, the silly landler rhythms juxtaposed against an angel turning us back from paradise.

Columbus Symphony and Mahler, Live Saturday Night on Classical 101

Columbus Symphony Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni
Columbus Symphony Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the CSO live on Classical 101 Saturday night.
October 3, 2013

From Darkness to Light The Columbus Symphony begins the 2013-2014 season this Saturday night at 8 with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony number 2, the Resurrection Symphony. Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts, beginning his final season as the CSO’s music director. The Columbus Symphony chorus is directed by Ronald Jenkins, and the soloists are Dominique Labelle, soprano and Sacha [...]

Classical Music Dying? Don’t Believe It.

23, 2013

We live in a community which values the arts in such a way that one would be hard pressed to take advantage of everything that is available.

21st Century Arts Education

This display sets the tone for the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale AZ
21, 2013

When I was in school, courses in music and art were a regular part of available curriculum. By the time my daughter was in elementary school, music classes were much more difficult to come by.