The ‘Exotic’ Wind Quintet: Imani Winds Perform in Columbus Sunday

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Imani Winds performs with the Urban Strings at the King Arts Complex, 7 p.m. April 13.
11:00AM
April
10, 2014

Imani Winds clarinetist mariam Adam says the group’s concert Sunday evening at the King Arts Complex will show the “exotic side” of the wind quintet.

Columbus Symphony: The Four Last Songs

Portait by Max Liebermann
Richard Strauss
10:45AM
April 10, 2014

Twyla Robinson performs the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss with the Columbus Symphony this weekend. Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducts,. Mozart’s Requiem with the Columbus Symphony chorus is also on the program. More on that to come.

Underrated Sibelius on Symphony @ 7

5:02PM
April
8, 2014

Join me this evening for Symphony @ 7 on Classical 101 to hear music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The not-often-enough heard Symphony No. 6 from 1923 is serene and beautiful, brooding and melancholy.

Opera Abbreviated: Opera at Ohio State

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Peter Pears, Kathleen Ferrier and Benjamin Britten with the score to The Rape of Lucretia
2:03PM
April 8, 2014

Here’s a special edition of Opera Abbreviated. Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia will be performed April 17th and 19th by OSU Opera Dept at Drake Performance Center

How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

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Was playing a much-maligned instrument — or writing about it beautifully — part of Kwasi Enin's secret? (Not that he is playing the 'Archinto' Stradivarius pictured here.)
2:12PM
April
7, 2014

He has all kinds of other things going for him, but star student Kwasi Enin wrote in his college essay that music is the core of his happiness. Maybe that’s why all eight Ivy League schools want him.

Mozart Minute: Mozart and Salieri – From Russia With Love, Part 1

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Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
11:29AM
April 4, 2014

“Amadeus” wasn’t the first dramatic work to take up the theme of Salieri’s envy of Mozart. Much earlier, Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart and Salieri, had explored the same territory.

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.”

More Musical Humor from Humor In Music Festival

1:54PM
April
3, 2014

There is a big difference between humor IN music and humor WITH music.

Mozart Sonata on Guitar for Next Fretworks

1:54PM
April
3, 2014

This Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, guitarist Paul Galbraith will be featured performing his arrangement of a Mozart piano sonata on his 8-string guitar. Another arrangement not heard often will be Vivaldi’s Lute Concerto in D performed by the Philadelphia Guitar Trio.

New Albany Symphony This Weekend: Sensory Awareness and Fun!

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Beethoven, John Adams, Holst and the New Albany Symphony, this Sunday at 3 PM.
12:52PM
April 3, 2014

Don’t miss the New Albany Symphony with pianist Jon Kimura Parker, conducted by Luis Biava. Sunday April 6 at 3 at the McCoy Performing Arts Ctr., New Albany