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Where are All of the American Composers?

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Augusta Read Thomas with composer and OSU Professor Emeritus Donald Harris before a performance of Ms. Thomas' work 'Jubilee' by the New Albany Symphony in 2012.
5:00AM
August
20, 2014

Most of us can name a fair number of American composers – Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams.  All have written great music which has become part of the musical landscape.   How about these composers?   Nico Muhly, Amy Wurtz, Michael Daugherty, Augusta Read Thomas and Joan Tower?  Possibly not so familiar.That will [...]

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Lowell Liebermann’s American Sound

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The John F. Wolfe Palm House provides a beautiful backdrop for the ProMusica Summer Concert Series, presented by PNC Arts Alive
8:19AM
August
9, 2014

The ProMusica Summer Concert Series, presented by PNC Arts Alive,continues Friday and Saturday, August 9-10, at 8pm each evening on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory.

Nora The Piano Cat ‘Catcerto’ Comes To The Concert Hall

2:55PM
July
15, 2014

Nora the Piano Cat embarks on a video tour.

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
6:00PM
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.

In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Variety is the Spice of (Musical) Life

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
12:31PM
June
3, 2014

I have found that the more I know about and listen to composers such as Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky, the more I appreciate well-crafted and well-performed music of other types.

Gail Archer Promotes Women’s Music in Free Organ Concert May 11

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Concert organist Gail Archer performs a free concert at Columbus' broad Street Presbyterian Church, Sunday, May 11, at 4 p.m.
1:40PM
May
8, 2014

Concert organist Gail Archer is passionate about organ music and music by women composers. And she says she’s on a mission to make both more widely known.

Lera Auerbach Fills Dual Role with ProMusica this Weekend

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Lera Auerbach is both composer and pianist this weekend with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
4:15PM
April
3, 2014

After Lera Auerbach’s piano teacher heard that she was composing, he told her, “I don’t want to hear anything about it. I don’t care what you do in your spare time as long as long as it doesn’t take away from piano practice.”

Otterbein Humor in Music Festival to Delight, March 27- April 1

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Composer, bassist and music educator Jon Deak is guest composer for Otterbein University's Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.
10:00AM
March 27, 2014

Composer and former New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Bassist Jon Deak, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick and other guests bring laughs at Otterbein University’s Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.

New CD releases for the Verdi Bicentennial

Anna Netrebko Verdi Album
Anna Netrebko Verdi Album
12:48PM
October 24, 2013

Two new CD releases are shaking up the opera world

14-Year-Old Guitarist Rocks Vivaldi

7:45AM
August
14, 2013

A young guitarist who is comfortable playing everything from Vivaldi and Carulli to Van Halen appears to have a bright musical future ahead.