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Carpe Diem String Quartet in Columbus this Weekend

Carpe Diem String Quartet
The Carpe Diem String Quartet photographed at George Bowers Grocery in Staunton, Virginia on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Photo by Pat Jarrett
19, 2014

Carpe Diem opens it’s 2014-15 Seize the Music Series at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington this weekend and listen to their in-studio performance on Classical 101.

Young Musicians Continue to Find Their Way to Classical Music

10, 2014

Classical music’s solid performance in recent years has been good enough to lift the format into second place among all public formats

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Giving the Ears – and Mind – a Break

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PMCO Music Director David Danzmayr
13, 2014

For some reason, however, people seem surprised when they hear that classical musicians don’t spend their down time listening to classical music.

Purcell’s Groove: The Anatomy of an Unlikely Musical Obsession

Les Concert des Nations in performance.
Les Concert des Nations in performance.
21, 2014

Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick found an unlikely musical obsession in a gorgeous performance of a tiny little movement by Henry Purcell.

Apple iPad Commercial Spotlights Classical Composer

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A new Apple iPad advertisement spotlights conductor/composer Esa-Pekka Salonen as he used the device to write and score music
June 17, 2014

Composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has created an app so people from all walks of life, casual listeners and newbies to seasoned music lovers can enjoy classical music in a more satisfying, and much cooler, way.

Top 12 Classical Science Fiction Film Soundtracks

2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey is well known for it's profound classical soundtrack.
3, 2014

Music and film are inextricably linked. The right music can make a bad film tolerable, a good film better, and a great film a classic.

50 Greatest Classical Recordings of All Time

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Abbey Saint-Michel de Cuxa where Pablo Casals made a recording of the Bach Cello Suites in the mid-50s.
15, 2014

Pablo Casals, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suites, BBC Music Magazine

ProMusica’s Gala Features Classically-Trained “Garage Band”

8, 2014

Time for Three invades Columbus with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Friday evening at 8:00 pm. It is a performance not to be missed!

Concertmaster Quiz: Name That Tune

14, 2014

How many famous solos can YOU name?

Janine Jansen: Exploited – Or Driven?

8, 2014

Dutch violinist Janine Jansen began violin studies at 6-years-old. Now 35, she has ascended to the ranks of the worlds finest violinists. Some have asked if she is there by choice, or has been pushed (some use the word exploited) by those around her.