Navigating 20th Century Music: California Mavericks

John Cage Prepares A Piano
Artists such as John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Lou Harrison forged new concepts in American music and paved the way for many of today's composers and alternative musicians. Their contributions and experimentation are what make them the California Mavericks.
23, 2015

Composers John Cage, Lou Harrison, and Henry Cowell have been dubbed the ‘California Mavericks.’ Here is a brief look at their music context and personal histories in preparation for Wednesday’s FREE concert at the Short North Stage.

Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for 3 Guitars on Fretworks

Berta Rojas playing guitar
Berta Rojas
March 19, 2015

Spring is upon us, and this week’s Fretworks features music of the vernal season including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and a work honoring Bach’s birthday.

Music from Caramoor Festival on Classical Showcase

19, 2015

Classical Showcase will present music from the Caramoor Summer Music Festival for the next two broadcasts, Friday evening at 7 on Classical 101. The festival was founded in 1945 and is held on the 90-acre estate of the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Inc., about 50 miles north of New York City.

“I Overcame My Own Obstacles”: Meet Conductor Sarah Hicks

color photograph of condutor Sarah Hicks wearing sleeveless white top and dark pants, and standing with arms crossed and holding her baton
Sarah Hicks leads the Vermont Symphony in David Ludwig's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra on The American Sound, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Classical 101.
19, 2015

Rising-star Conductor Sarah Hicks says she enjoys “being a girl.” As pops conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, she’s bringing girl power to the podiums of major orchestras in the U.S. and around the world.

Percussionist Colin Currie, CSO’s Rossen Milanov on Classical 101

Colin Currie
Colin Currie has two concerts this weekend with the Columbus Symphony.
19, 2015

“I don’t want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day.” This was the sentiment expressed by Todd Rundgren some years back. For Colin Currie, he also wants to bang on the drum all day…and the marimba, cymbals, bells, and whatever else he can find. Such is the life now for a percussion soloist.

BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang discusses Cinderella on Classical 101

Cinderella reh. photo with full cast
The cast of BalletMet's Cinderella
19, 2015

It has been a good season for BalletMet thus far. Liang said attendance is strong, putting the company on great financial footing.

Symphony @ 7 Returns to Classical 101 Thursday Evenings at 7

19, 2015

Symphony @ 7 returns to Classical 101 for one evening a week on Thursdays at 7 pm with great works from the symphonic repertoire.

BalletMet’s Edwaard Liang discusses Cinderella on Classical 101

Ashley Wegmann dances several roles in BalletMet's production of Cinderella
18, 2015

BalletMet presents a the World Premiere of Cinderella by Artistic Director Edwaard Liang set to Prokofiev’s music this errkend.

Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Incantations at the Columbus Symphony

Rossen Milanov conducts the Columbus Symphony.
Rossen Milanov conducts the Columbus Symphony.
17, 2015

Incantations, a percussion cocnerto by Einojouhanni Rautvaara is on the program for this weekend’s Columbus Symphony concerts

The ‘Blurred Lines’ of Music Sampling Could Spill onto Orchestras

John Williams at Tanglewood
March 17, 2015

Could John Williams wind up having to sue himself?