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 [...]
The next Fretworks program will feature a mandolin concerto by Vivaldi, music of Bela Bartok for flute and guitar, as well as a guitar concerto by Puerto Rican composer Ernesto Cordero. I’ll also have music by Joaquin Rodrigo and a couple of rags by Scott Joplin played on piano and guitar.
With marching band season in full swing, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick reflects on music as a shared experience. This week The American Sound brings you American musical woks works that tell love stories, express community spirit and give voice to other shared experiences. Listen Saturday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Classical 101.
On Friday evening at 7 pm, Classical 101 will present the Last Night of the 2014 BBC Proms in London. The event took place on September 13th at the Royal Albert Hall, but we’ll have a two hour concert presentation of the musical highlights for our Classical Showcase.
Gramophone Magazine’s Classical Music Awards of 2014 were presented a couple of weeks ago in London. This most prestigious event honoring the best classical music recordings of the past year and Sir Neville Marriner was honored with the Outstanding Acheivement award.
Three new operas by American composers have been premiered in the past year.
As recently reported, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is locked out by management, again. Hasn’t this just happened not too long ago?
Mozart had a love jones for Aloysia Weber, whose sister he ended up marrying. What’s up with that?
Persian-Jewish-American composer Richard Danielpour’s oratorio “Toward a Season of Peace” brings together a multiplicity of languages and cultures in a single, harmonious musical work of grand proportions, as though to symbolize the possibility of bringing diverse peoples, ideas and customs into a peaceable union.
This week on Fretworks, a program devoted primarily to the classical guitar, we’ll start with a lot of mandolins for a Slavonic Dance by Antonin Dvorak with the Toulouse Mandolin Ensemble. Then Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang performs Fransisco Tarrega’s Variations on the Carnival of Venice.
The next Classical Showcase on Friday evening at 7 pm features a concert from Carnegie Hall in New York with the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart and Bruckner.