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Critic Andrew Porter Dies

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Andrew Porter
April 3, 2015

The British music critic Andrew Porter died on April 2nd at the age of 86.

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 [...]

‘California Mavericks’ Rehearsal with Elizabeth Chang

Students and Adjunct Faculty in Capital's Percussion Ensemble
Violinist Elizabeth Chang will be joined onstage by a select group of students and adjunct faculty from Capital University's Percussion department for Lou Harrison's "Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra."
25, 2015

Check out a few pictures and a bit of insight from inside Monday’s rehearsal for California Mavericks before you attend the free event tonight hosted by the Johnstone Fund for New Music and New Music at Short North Stage.

Navigating 20th Century Music: California Mavericks

John Cage Prepares A Piano
Artists such as John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Lou Harrison forged new concepts in American music and paved the way for many of today's composers and alternative musicians. Their contributions and experimentation are what make them the California Mavericks.
23, 2015

Composers John Cage, Lou Harrison, and Henry Cowell have been dubbed the ‘California Mavericks.’ Here is a brief look at their music context and personal histories in preparation for Wednesday’s FREE concert at the Short North Stage.

The ‘Blurred Lines’ of Music Sampling Could Spill onto Orchestras

John Williams at Tanglewood
March 17, 2015

Could John Williams wind up having to sue himself?

New Music in Columbus: RhythmFest and ‘California Mavericks’

Colin Currie
Artists such as percussionist Colin Currie and Elizabeth Chang will be joining forces with Columbus musicians young and young at heart to perform new works, U.S. premieres, and standards in new classical composition.
March 16, 2015

New Music is on the rise in Columbus, especially this month. Buckle up and hang on, because the next two weeks are a whirlwind of concerts and events!

TUTTI Festival at Denison University: This Week

TUTTI Festival performance in Swasey Chapel.
TUTTI Festival performance in Swasey Chapel.
5, 2015

This week, Denison University is hosting an incredible lineup of composers, visual artists, dancers, creative writers, and even an ensemble in residence for the TUTTI Festival.

The Arts in Columbus (continued)…An Ongoing Feast

Columbus's Art Scene has been alive and kicking this February, and it looks as if we can only expect more.
2, 2015

The arts are thriving in Columbus Ohio. But a ticket to anything.

Claudel, with Carpe Diem and the Columbus Dance Theatre

Claudel with the Columbus Dance Theatre
A string quartet, a dance company, an actress, an original score, and a multi-media presentation; is there anything not brought in to the ballet Claudel?
February 24, 2015

The Columbus Dance Theatre and string quartet Carpe Diem bring an encore of the ballet Claudel to Columbus February 27-28th.

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.