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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.

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.