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Hesperus Performs Live on Classical 101 Today at 2 pm

A poster for The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Hesperus' early music film score.
Tune in to Classical 101 today at 2:00 to hear Hesperus perform live and talk about their early music sore for the 1923 Lon Chaney silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
November 6, 2014

Find out why the award-winning early music ensemble Hesperus is the only group to perform early music to classic silent films. Tune in the Classical 101 today at 2:00 to hear the musicians of Hesperus perform live and talk about tomorrow night’s performance of their early music score for the Lon Chaney film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Classical 101′s Halloween Playlist

Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera
Classical101 invites you to a spooktacular playlist this Halloween, on air all day. Listen to your favorite classic horror film suites as well as classical music with a diabolical flavor.
October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween from Classical101!

Friday, October 31st’s on-air ghoulish playlist features diabolical dances, demonic quadrilles, and suites from a few of our favorite classic horror films.

Be sure to tune in for the ‘By Request with Christopher Purdy’ to hear what you, the listeners, have selected this Halloween. Also listen for selections from the upcoming Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Angels and Demons’ program October 31st and November 1st with interviews from the soloist, Betsy Sturdevant and conductor, Vladimir Kulenovic at 9:00am with Jennifer Hambrick.

Composer John Mackey Joins Classical 101

John Mackey
29, 2014

We wrote about John Mackey’s visit to Classical 101, yesterday. And what a performance it was! Well, today, we’ve taken highlights from his interview with Jennifer Hambrick, and posted them here!

No Ticket Required; The Music of John Mackey at Ohio State

Classical101 host Jennifer Hambrick with composer John Mackey
Composer John Mackey joined Jennifer Hambrick in the studio this morning, (Oct. 28, 2014) for a live interview to discuss his work, particularly "Wine-Dark Sea:Symphony for Band" which will be presented tonight by The Ohio State University Wind Symphony.
28, 2014

Composer and guest of the Ohio State University School of Music, John Mackey, joined Classical101 host Jennifer Hambrick this morning in the studio for an on-air interview. His work,Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band, his largest composition to date, will be performed tonight by the Ohio State Wind Symphony following a two-day residency on campus.

Music From the Heart

27, 2014

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans is a group whose primary interest lies in spreading the culture and traditional music of New Orleans all over the world, through performances and education.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr-Beethoven: Making Music by Force

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
20, 2014

Much of Beethoven’s music seemed to have been driven into the page with a hammer and chisel…

Ohio State University’s Scott McCoy Sings Schubert’s ‘Wintereisse’

Dr. Scott McCoy's 'Wintereisse' slide from his OSU performance, October 13th, 2014.
17, 2014

This week, as a part of the Ohio State University School of Music’s program to offer exceptional student and faculty performances at no cost, no ticket required, Dr. Scott McCoy presented the song cycle in its entirety to much audience acclaim.Yesterday, I sat down with Dr. McCoy in his office to discuss how and why the director of the Helen Swank Voice Teaching and Research Lab and Professor of Voice Science and Pedagogy would take on such an extensive and demanding work in the middle of a busy semester. His responses were nothing short of heartfelt consideration for the nature of the work, the necessity of presenting its entirety, and his deep empathy for the work of Schubert.

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.

Franz Schubert: A Jazz Inspiration?

13, 2014

If one of the primary aims of jazz improvisation is the creation of melody, could there be a more inspirational concentration of examples than in Franz Schubert’s Quintet in C?

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.