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SXSW: Experience, or Exploitation?

The Recycled Instrument Orchestra played SXSW multiple times in 2015.
25, 2015

Most of us have been there.  ”We’re looking for someone with more experience.”  ”Come talk to us after you get a little more experience.”  ”How much experience do you have?”  You can’t a job without experience, nor experience without a job.  It’s the ultimate catch 22. Wait…there IS a way.  How about an internship?  You [...]

A Guitar Concerto by Franz Joseph Haydn on Fretworks

5, 2015

There is no such thing as Haydn’s Guitar Concerto, right? This week’s Fretworks will feature a work that is and isn’t by Haydn.

Classical 101 Broadcasts Verdi’s Requiem Live From Ohio State

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
March 3, 2015

Verdi’s Requiem is broadcast live from Mershon Auditorium on Sunday, March 8 at 3 PM. Marhsall Haddock conducts the OSU Symphony and combined choirs.

Thomas Lauderdale: Rhapsody in Blue, Martinis in Pink?

Thomas Lauderdale CSO profile
The more I read about this guy, the more I want to hear him speak as much as I want to hear him play Saturday night.
24, 2015

Thomas Lauderdale; pianist, political activist, founder of Pink Martini, and Harvard graduate is performing with the CSO this weekend.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Support Local Classical Radio

This Thursday, Classical101 will be hosting Match Day, but you don't have to be a "rich man" to help support your public radio station. Donations will be matched Thursday from 6AM to 6PM.
19, 2015

Thursday is Match Day; your chance to support Classical101 with donations matched by more generous donors. Side note: it’s also the Chinese Year of the Goat.

I Loves You, Porgy… and Bess

Porgy on his knees
Singer Cynthia Haymon; a famous Bess: "Isn't it ironic that it's one of the only roles that a black man has in an operatic repertoire, and he's on his knees the whole evening? There are all kinds of jazz notes. There are blues notes. I can't think of another score that's richer, that's got some of everything in it."
16, 2015

This weekend the Columbus Symphony Orchestra will feature Jonita Lattimore and Kevin Deas singing selections from the American opera that has sparked creativity and debate for nearly a century.

Valentine’s Day with Classical 101

Suites for your Sweetie
Join Classical101 this Valentine's Day for music fit for romance, and be sure to catch a local performance with your date.
13, 2015

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to enjoy a concert, or five, with your sweetie. Luckily, Columbus and Classical101 have plenty of suites to suit.

Happy Hour with the CSO Featuring American Sounds

The Columbus Symphony presents a free happy hour concert Thursday at the Ohio Theatre.
The Columbus Symphony presents a free happy hour concert Thursday at the Ohio Theatre.
February 9, 2015

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s Happy Hour program selections bring up some interesting thoughts on Gershwin, Copland, and the American sound.

Evolution of the Cool

The Fathers of Cool
Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis, Cecil Payne, Miles Davis, and Ray Brown, Downbeat, New York, N.Y. (between 1946 and 1948) (photographed by William Gottlieb)
9, 2015

February is Black History Month, and you cannot explore black history in music without looking at jazz and the birth of cool.

The American Sound Celebrates African American Conductors

color photograph of William Eddins conducting the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
During February, The American Sound showcases performances by African American conductors, 6 p.m. Saturdays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays on Classical 101.
5, 2015

During Black History Month, The American Sound celebrates stirring performances led by African American conductors.