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Columbus Arts Events in Early 2015

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Ballet Met's production of The Great Gatsby
7, 2015

Columbus Symphony, ProMusica, CATCO, Ballet Met and the OSU School of Music have fantastic offerings in early 2015.

It Was 2014: The Arts in Columbus, Past, Transitions and Future

18, 2014

The arts in Columbus during 2014 and transitioning into the new year.

A New Biography of Tenor Roland Hayes

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Roland Hayes: Legacy of an American Tenor by Christopher Brooks and Robert Sims
December 17, 2014

A new biography of the first African America classical musician to have an international career.

Remembering Irene Dalis

Irene Dalis as Azucena in Verdi's Il Trovatore. Don't be fooled. She was a nice lady.
December 15, 2014

Mezzo-soprano turned teacher and impresario Irene Dalis has died at the age of 89. I have a personal reminiscence to share.

Friday is Opera Day on Classical 101

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Christopher Purdy hosts Opera Day Friday on Classical 101.
December 3, 2014

Don’t miss Opera Day on Classical 101, Friday, December 5 beginning at 9 am.

How Much Would You Pay To Have A Concert Hall In Your Name?

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The David Koch Theater will always be the New York State Theater to me.
November 17, 2014

“Why do these rich people insist on having concert halls named after themselves?”

Classical 101′s Halloween Playlist

Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera
Classical101 invites you to a spooktacular playlist this Halloween, on air all day. Listen to your favorite classic horror film suites as well as classical music with a diabolical flavor.
October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween from Classical101!

Friday, October 31st’s on-air ghoulish playlist features diabolical dances, demonic quadrilles, and suites from a few of our favorite classic horror films.

Be sure to tune in for the ‘By Request with Christopher Purdy’ to hear what you, the listeners, have selected this Halloween. Also listen for selections from the upcoming Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Angels and Demons’ program October 31st and November 1st with interviews from the soloist, Betsy Sturdevant and conductor, Vladimir Kulenovic at 9:00am with Jennifer Hambrick.

Aaron Jay Kernis Talks Back

Aaron Jay Kernis
October 30, 2014

Musica Celestis by Aaron Jay Kernis is performed this weekend by the Columbus Symphony.

Opera Abbreviated: Carmen

The Metropolitan Opera presents Carmen, live in HD
29, 2014

Opera Abbreviated is all you need to enjoy Bizet’s Carmen, live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, Saturday November 1 at 1 PM.

Opera Abbreviated: The Marriage of Figaro

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Listen to Opera Abbreviated for more on The Marriage of Figaro
October 15, 2014

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, October 18 at 1.30 PM