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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.

Alive Inside: A Very Special Film

Henry, an Alzheimer's patient listens to music as a form of therapy, in a scene from Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory.
Henry, an Alzheimer's patient listens to music as a form of therapy, in a scene from Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory.
5, 2014

Alive Inside is a film by Michael Rosato-Bennet, to presenting the work of Dan Cohen, who uses music to stimulate minds lost to Alzheimer’s disease

Where are All of the American Composers?

Donald and Augusta
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.
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

The John F. Wolfe Palm House provides a beautiful backdrop for the ProMusica Summer Concert Series, presented by PNC Arts Alive
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

15, 2014

Nora the Piano Cat embarks on a video tour.

Apple iPad Commercial Spotlights Classical Composer

Piano keys and music composition on an Apple iPad
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.

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

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
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.