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Happy Birthday Columbus!

Celebrating the Columbus Bicentennial
10, 2012

New Albany Symphony to Celebrate with Lincoln and Copland As Columbus’ 200th birthday celebration kicks into gear, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra kicks it of this weekend at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany. After a rousing overture, Aaron Copland takes center stage as the NASO presents two of [...]

Martha Graham Dances Appalachian Spring

24, 2011

The phenomenal Martha Graham dances her own creation.

Australian Opera Star Sings for Her Supper

Vegetables in glass canning jars
Could serenading your vegetables lead to a bountiful harvest?
24, 2011

Today’s Classical News Round-up: Opera Singers Serenade Vegetables, Percy Grainger’s Shrine to Himself, Van Cliburn Returns to Moscow and an Origami Aaron Copland

Music I’ve Learned From Earl Wild

Pianist Earl Wild's recording of Schwarenka's piano concerto album cover
Pianist Earl Wild recorded Schwarenka's Piano Concerto in 1969.
June 21, 2011

A book written by a musician is successful if it draws the reader towards music- especially if the music is new to many people. By that measure, Earl Wild’s memoir is a success!

Quirky Animation Brings Copland’s Hoe-Down to Life

aaron copland rodeo and billy the kid album cover
Copland's ballet score, Rodeo premiered with choreography by Agnes de Mille in 1942.
June 16, 2011

This stop-motion animation video by Eleanor Stewart brings the Hoe-Down from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo to life.

Morning Round-Up: Cellist Joshua Roman’s Career on Meteoric Rise

Cellist Joshua Roman has been named a TED Fellow for 2011 for his commitment to bring classical music to wider audiences.
9, 2011

Joshua Roman, who was named Principal Cello for the Seattle Symphony at age 22 has recently been named a TED Fellow for 2011. Roman is being recognized for his commitment to making classical music available to a wider audience.

7 Ways Classical Composers Celebrate The Earth

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The beauty of nature has been a frequent source on inspiration for classical composers.
22, 2011

Music associated with nature has long been a popular theme for composers. Here’s a brief look at some nature inspired works that create inner pictures wthin us of the beauty, awe and majesty of the world around us.

Ohio State To Host Festival Honoring Donald Harris

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In tribute to his 80th birthday, the OSU Contemporary Music Festival celebrates the music of Donald Harris.
April 18, 2011

The Ohio State Contemporary Music Festival celebrates the music of Professor Emeritus Donald Harris in honor of his 80th birthday.

Classical Haiku: Aaron Copland

April 13, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku is dedicated to Aaron Copland, the modern Yankee with a prairie soul.

Benny Goodman’s Classical Side

Benny Goodman (third from left) with some of his former musicians in 1952.
Benny Goodman (third from left) with some of his former musicians in 1952. Seated around the piano from left to right: Vernon Brown, George Auld, Gene Krupa, Clint Neagley, Ziggy Elman, Israel Crosby and Teddy Wilson (at piano).
21, 2011

Benny Goodman, while known as the “King of Swing,” was a classically trained musician and something of a muse for Aaron Copland, whose Clarinet Concerto he inspired and performed. A look at the classical history and performances of Benny Goodman.