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A Saturday Night Full of Music In Columbus

Picnic with the Pops at Columbus Commons
Picnic with the Pops at Columbus Commons
3:41PM
July 16, 2013

Christopher Purdy takes a look a recent Saturday in Columbus filled with performance and looks at some upcoming shows you will want to see.

Picnic with the Pops Returns

Picnic With The Pops bandshell
The bandshell is up on the Chemical Abstracts Lawn!
4:20PM
June
11, 2009

The bandshell on the Chemical Abstracts lawn heralds the beginning of summer for Boyce

Making Music in a Modern World, Part 2

Classical Audience
Beethoven hasn't changed, but the audiences have.
4:14PM
December
31, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about the fact that Ludwig van Beethoven hasn’t changed: audiences have, and sometimes it’s difficult to ‘sell’ classical composers to a live audience.

Aaron Copland: The American Sound Defined

Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland, master of the American Sound.
1:31PM
December
29, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Aaron Copeland , whose famous compositions, including Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, Rodeo and his Fanfare for the Common Man, stand as the epitome of the American sound.

Making Music in a Modern World, Part 1

Brook that rolls through Ridley Creek State Park
When was the last time you spent ten minutes listening to a cobbling brook?
2:35PM
December
28, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about how modern audiences are far different than those who listened to Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when the composers first performed their works.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Composer, Numerologist, Theologian

Sonata for single violin #1 in E minor BWV 1001, Johann Sebastian Bach, front page of the autograph
Is Bach's fascination with numerology too complex?
10:39AM
December 20, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Johann Sebastian Bach, whose fascination with numerology and theology led to extraordinarily complex music at times.

Alexander Borodin’s Funny Meters and Pulses

Alexander Borodin
Composer Alexander Borodin: not "governed by bar lines"
2:36PM
December 17, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Alexander Borodin’s 2nd Symphony, with its unique, “funny” meters and pulses that – ultimately – work.

Appreciating Ludwig van Beethoven’s 6th Symphony

Beethoven
Deaf, yes. But Beethoven knew his tempi.
2:20PM
December
17, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about Ludwig van Beethoven’s 6th symphony, which, like his other even-numbered symphonies is underplayed and under-performed.

The Egos of Conductors

Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky and his over-sized ego
3:29PM
December 10, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about conductor’s egos. Schram tells the tale of Igor Stravinsky conducting his own score, and how his ego led him astray.

Dance as Though No One is Watching You

Child Dancing
Let things wiggle where they may
3:59PM
December
8, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about how orchestras sometimes need to tap into the inner child of adults, to get them on their feet and moving to dance music.