Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Columbus Symphony Broadcasts Resume March 2 at 1 PM
For years, Eric French and I would huddle in the broom closet way atop the Ohio Theater that became our broadcast studio toÂ air live the Saturday night Columbus Symphony performances. There’s always some advance work in putting together intermission features: interviews with maestriÂ and artists, CSO musicians, etc. I’m of the mind that live-live is always better radio than taped-live. Still, our Saturday nightsÂ were not without problems.
Contrary to rumor, I do not have a loud voice. Even so I was careful to speak in blunted, albeit round tones so as not to disturb the audience sitting 5 feet a way from me. Obviously I never spoke during theÂ music, but ins and outs, the occasional pithy throwaway until pianos were rolled out or in, or soloists announced etc.
Fun was the night when a woman tried to climb through our open window to hit me with her program while IÂ was speaking. I’m on live mind you, so I can’t advise her to remove herself.
I think Eric or Kevin eventually swatted her back. There was the very nice couple right outside the window who sat for every concert, she reading a novel with an itty bitty book light, sharing a large box of Junior Mints. Â More than one patron-and a manager who shall be nameless-barreled their way while we were on air live, drink in hand, giving me comfortable knowledge that CAPA’s bars and concessionaires were doing good business. Kevin or Eric swatted them too. Â I kept talking.
It will come as no surprise that the live broadcasts ended 2 years ago. Â (I miss them)
This year we haveÂ a new time and a new set up. We are all ready to give you the 2013-2014 CSO Classical Series Concerts.
Join usÂ Sunday afternoons at 1 beginning March 2.Â Here’s the schedule for March.
Enjoy! I’ll be home with Junior Mints, and hopefully this year no one will get swatted.
Estacio:Â Brio: Toccata and Fantasy for Orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto 2 in c, Op. 18
Brahms: Symphony 4 in e, Op. 98
Maxim Mogilevsky, piano
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Respighi: Trittico Boticelliano
Ravel:Â Le tombeau de Couperin
Lieberson: Neruda Songs
Abigail Fisher, mezzo-soprano
Kim Garrison Hopcraft, narrator
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Rossini: Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia
Silvestrov:Â Stille Musik
L. Mozart: Concerto in D for Horn
W.A. Mozart: Concerto 3 in E flat for Horn and Orchestra K. 447
Haydn: Symphony 94 in G Surprise
James Somerville, conductor and horn
Elgar: Violin Concerto in b, Op. 61
Beethoven: Symphony 5 in c, Op. 67
Ilya Gringolts, piano
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Messiaen:Â Les offrandes oubliees
Ravel: Piano Concerto in D for Piano Left Hand
Bruckner: Symphony 9 in D