Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Contemporary American composer Michael Daugherty is 60 years old today. To celebrate the occasion, this evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have music that’s faster than a speeding baton and able to leap tall octaves in a single bound, the Superman comics-inspired Metropolis Symphony will be our featured offering.
On Monday’s Symphony @7, we enter the world of Finnish mythology for the Four Legends from the Kalevala by Jean Sibelius.
Join me this evening for Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101 to hear music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The not-often-enough heard Symphony No. 6 from 1923 is serene and beautiful, brooding and melancholy.
The highly esteemed Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink will be 85 on Tuesday, and he’s still going strong in the concert halls and releasing new recordings.
This evening on Symphony @ 7 for President’s Day, we have a work inspired by the monumental sculpture of four American presidents carved into the Black Hills of South Dakota.Â Mount Rushmore by Michael Daugherty is a dramatic oratorio from 2010 for chorus and orchestra, and we’ll have a recent recording with theÂ Pacific Symphony and [...]
This evening on Symphony @ 7, we have a musical treat in the form of the rarely heard Symphony No. 2 in Bb by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak. He was 24 when he completed this work in 1865. His big break in the music world with his Slavonic Dances was still about a dozen years away.
This week on Symphony @ 7, we’ll pay tribute to the great Italian conductor Claudio Abbado by presenting a range of recordings spanning different periods of his conducting career, culminating Friday evening in a big performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.
Undeniably one of the greatest composers who ever lived, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this date in 1756. It is still a miracle when we consider the astonishing quality of music he left us, all written in the brief 35 years he had on this earth. And there was plenty of it, too.
For the next two weeks on Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101, we’ll be presenting performances from the top ten busiest orchestras in North America during 2013.
Starting today, Symphony @ 7 will be on hiatus until after Christmas so we can bring you a wonderful assortment of holiday programs for your early evening listening on Classical 101.