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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Opening Night

Lisa Smirnova, pianist for ProMusic Chamber Orchestra's Opening Night
Lisa Smirnova, featured pianist
October 10, 2014

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra takes the stage this Sunday, October 12, for Opening Night featuring works by Bernstein, Goulda, and Beethoven with pianist Lisa Smirnova and conductor David Danzmayr.

Classical Showcase at The Lucerne Festival Next Four Weeks

Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
Luzerne, Switzerland by Horst Michael Lechner
October 9, 2014

The next four Classical Showcase broadcasts Friday evenings at 7 pm on Classical 101, will feature performances from the 2014 Lucerne Festival near Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. This Friday’s performance will showcase the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus with alto Sara Mingardo in a Brahms program conducted by Andris Nelsons.

The Changing Sounds of Orchestras

10, 2014

Recently, one of the premier American orchestras, the New York Philharmonic, underwent another personnel change that may affect, even if subtly, the sound of that esteemed ensemble.

Free Concert Offers Music for Food

color photo of violist John Stulz and violinsit Siwoo Kim sitting on a red sofa, Kim playing his violin
Violist John Stulz and violinist Siwoo Kim return to Columbus to perform a perform a concert to help fight hunger, Thursday, June 19.
12, 2014

When two emerging professional musicians originally from the Columbus area return from New York City to central Ohio next week to perform a concert, they’ll be bringing with them two of their colleagues and a passion for fighting hunger in the community that nurtured them.

Mozart Minute: Mozart Redux

ubiquitous portrait of Mozart wearing a bright red coat
Catch the Mozart Minute Fridays at noon during the Amadeus Deli, and listen to the podcast at
March 7, 2014

Sure, Mozart was a genius. But he wasn’t the only one.

Conductor Claudio Abbado Featured This Week on Symphony @ 7

3, 2014

This week on Symphony @ 7, we’ll pay tribute to the great Italian conductor Claudio Abbado by presenting a range of recordings spanning different periods of his conducting career, culminating Friday evening in a big performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.

21 Years in the Making, Brahms’ First on Symphony @ 7

12, 2013

So aware was Johannes Brahms of Beethoven’s spirit looking over his shoulder, it took him a very long time to get around to completing a first symphony. In fact he was 43 when Symphony No. 1 in C minor premiered in 1876. Three other major works for orchestra had already appeared before the First Symphony: Serenades 1 and 2 (1857 and 1859) and the First Piano Concerto (1858).

A Concerto for Four Guitars on Next Fretworks

24, 2013

We’ll have a concerto for four guitars and orchestra on the next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101. That’s a lot of guitar strings played by the Romeros in Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto Andaluz.

Pianist Jonathan Biss: Classical Music Can Be for Anyone

24, 2013

“The only condition you really need to appreciate music is openness to it,” says pianist Jonathan Biss. “If you go into the experience of hearing a piece or hearing discussion of a piece … with your ears wide open and with a desire to go deeper into it, it doesn’t matter all that much how much knowledge you have already.”

The Emotional Power of Beethoven’s Music

17, 2013

“(Beethoven),” says pianist Jonathan Biss, “can make us feel that he’s reinventing the world.”