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YouTube’s Player Piano Turns Gaming Tunes Into Fantasy Videos

17, 2014

Imagine: a classical piano recital performed not in a concert hall, but in a fantasy music video. This isn’t the future of music – it’s happening now on the Player Piano YouTube channel.

Beautiful Life, A Father’s Album After Sandy Hook

Jimmy Greene
Jimmy Greene
December 15, 2014

Out of the the terror of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Jimmy Greene, father of six-year old victim Ana Márquez-Greene, has used music to heal and to help others heal. The outcome is an album, Beautiful Life, that is deeply-inspired and heart-rending in its sincerity and perspective.

Sing for Hope: The AIDS Quilt Song Book

sing for hope
Buy this album December 1st
November 26, 2014

Sing for Hope: The AIDS Quilt Song Book is a new CD produced by Sing for Hope to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. On sale on December 1st, world AIDS day.

Boy Wonder, Michael Tilson Thomas, Turning 70

Michael Tilson Thomas
18, 2014

While there is something to be said for the fresh perspective and energy provided by a visiting conductor, there is also an argument to be made it is more important for an orchestra to have a long term goal beyond just playing concerts.

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.

Angels and Demons: A Menu Fit for The Columbus Symphony

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra directed by Vladimir Kulenovic.
Vladimir Kulenovic directing The Columbus Symphony Orchestra for 'Angels and Demons'. (scheduled for October 31- November 1)
21, 2014

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra has arranged a program of diabolical and heavenly music sure to whet any appetite to be conducted by Vladimir Kulenovic, featuring soloists Liza Ferschtman (violin) and Betsy Sturdevant ( bassoon) for performances October 31st and November 1st. Classical101 has a menu to match the mood.

No Ticket Required; This Season at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Collegiate Winds performs tonight
14, 2014

This year’s performances at Ohio State’s School of Music are being presented mostly free of charge. See the Collegiate Winds tonight at 8:00pm in Weigal Auditorum, free of charge.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Opening Night

Lisa Smirnova, pianist for ProMusic Chamber Orchestra's Opening Night
Lisa Smirnova, featured pianist
October 10, 2014

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra takes the stage this Sunday, October 12, for Opening Night featuring works by Bernstein, Goulda, and Beethoven with pianist Lisa Smirnova and conductor David Danzmayr.

Free World Premiere of Multimedia Musical Work Sunday in Columbus

Dreaming in Colors
Christian Faur, Jena Hubner, Mariko Kaneda, David Niwa, Ken Matsuda, Hye Kyung Lee and Pei-An Chao perform the world premiere of Lee's "Dreaming in Colors" Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Columbus Museum of Art on the Sunday at Central concert series.
9, 2014

Central Ohio Composer HyeKyung Lee and multimedia artist Christian Faur’s genre-bending chamber work “Dreaming in Colors” is a work like no other. The Canaletto Ensemble performs the world premiere of “Dreaming in Colors” in a free concert Sunday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m., at the Columbus Museum of Art.

A Call for Peace on The American Sound

25, 2014

Persian-Jewish-American composer Richard Danielpour’s oratorio “Toward a Season of Peace” brings together a multiplicity of languages and cultures in a single, harmonious musical work of grand proportions, as though to symbolize the possibility of bringing diverse peoples, ideas and customs into a peaceable union.