Duke Ellington and The Columbus Symphony

Duke Ellington
FILE - This April 24, 1969 file photo shows musician Duke Ellington in New York. "After Midnight," a joyous musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem in the late `20s and early `30s, will begin shows downtown _ at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Wynton Marsalis, the show appeared off-Broadway last year at New York City Center under the name "Cotton Club Parade." (AP Photo/John Duricka, file)
19, 2015

The Columbus Symphony performs music by Gershwin and Duke Ellington. Run do not walk.

Andres Segovia Featured on Next Fretworks

19, 2015

The great Spanish classical guitarist Andres Segovia was born on February 21, 1893 and died at the age of 94 in 1987.

Classical Showcase Presents Howard Hanson’s Opera “Merry Mount”

19, 2015

Friday evening at 7 on Classical 101, Classical Showcase presents another performance from the Spring for Music Festival from Carnegie Hall in New York with a concert performance of American composer Howard Hanson’s 1933 opera, Merry Mount.

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Support Local Classical Radio

This Thursday, Classical101 will be hosting Match Day, but you don't have to be a "rich man" to help support your public radio station. Donations will be matched Thursday from 6AM to 6PM.
19, 2015

Thursday is Match Day; your chance to support Classical101 with donations matched by more generous donors. Side note: it’s also the Chinese Year of the Goat.

Classical Music: Relevant, or Relic?

Iggy and Joo
Igudesman and Joo like to shake things up in the concert hall.
18, 2015

Classical musicians laughing at themselves? It does happen.

If Music Be the Food of Love – Make Mine Chocolate

17, 2015

Joshua Roman loves music, chocolate, jamming, chocolate…did I mention chocolate?

I Loves You, Porgy… and Bess

Porgy on his knees
Singer Cynthia Haymon; a famous Bess: "Isn't it ironic that it's one of the only roles that a black man has in an operatic repertoire, and he's on his knees the whole evening? There are all kinds of jazz notes. There are blues notes. I can't think of another score that's richer, that's got some of everything in it."
16, 2015

This weekend the Columbus Symphony Orchestra will feature Jonita Lattimore and Kevin Deas singing selections from the American opera that has sparked creativity and debate for nearly a century.

Valentine’s Day with Classical 101

Suites for your Sweetie
Join Classical101 this Valentine's Day for music fit for romance, and be sure to catch a local performance with your date.
13, 2015

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to enjoy a concert, or five, with your sweetie. Luckily, Columbus and Classical101 have plenty of suites to suit.

Mozart Minute: More Than Just Cupid Love

color image of a portrait of Mozart in which he wears a bright red coat
Catch The Mozart Minute every Friday at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to The Mozart Minute podcast at wosu.org/podcasts.
February 13, 2015

Mozart believes his Valentine came not from Cupid, but from a higher power.

The “Turtles” Perform Live 11 am Friday on Classical 101

Turtle Island Quartet
Turtle Island Quartet
February 12, 2015

Classical 101 goes jazzfolkgrassical when the Turtle island Quartet performs live, 11 a.m. Friday.