CSO ‘Happy Hour’ Conductor Rossen Milanov in Studio with Boyce

Conductor Rossen Milanov (left) in studio with Classical 101's Boyce Lancaster.(Photo: Nick Houser/WOSU)
Conductor Rossen Milanov (left) in studio with Classical 101's Boyce Lancaster.(Photo: Nick Houser/WOSU)

The Columbus Symphony invites you to enjoy happy hour with them this evening at the Ohio Theater.  Guest Conductor Rossen Milanov leads a free concert featuring Haydn’s 88th Symphony, Three Studies from Couperin by British composer Thomas Adès, and the final two movements from Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.

Milanov spoke with me this morning about the concert and some of the music you will hear.  We began our conversation with Haydn, who had a particularly humorous approach to much of his music:

Adès’ career has had the trajectory of a rocket ship.  He was quickly signed by a prestigious publisher at the age of 21. The demand for his music seems to never wane.  In Three Studies from Couperin, he brings 18th century music squarely into the 21st century with fascinating results:

The doors of the Ohio Theater open this evening at 5:30 p.m. for free appetizers and special drink prices, followed by a conversation between Classical 101′s Christopher Purdy and conductor Rossen Milanov just prior to the free concert.

More details can be found at columbussymphony.com.

Below, Adès conducts his work The Tempest

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