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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.

Opera Abbreviated: Die Meistersinger

A scene from Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
A scene from Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
December 10, 2014

Opera Abbreviated gives you a glimpse of Wagner’s opera The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. You can see the opera live from the Met in a movie theater near you, on December 13 at noon.

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.

Tis The Season: Christmas in Columbus

Ohio State University Holiday Extravaganza
Ohio State University Holiday Extravaganza
19, 2014

A selection of holiday program in and near Columbus. Enjoy!

Composer John Mackey Joins Classical 101

John Mackey
29, 2014

We wrote about John Mackey’s visit to Classical 101, yesterday. And what a performance it was! Well, today, we’ve taken highlights from his interview with Jennifer Hambrick, and posted them here!

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

Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Macbeth

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera
October 8, 2014

Opera Abbreviated presents Macbeth, an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi based on Shakespeare’s play. See it live in HD from the Met on Saturday, October 11.

New Book: Virgil Thomson, Music Chronicles 1940-1954

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October 3, 2014

Musical Chronicles of American composer and critic Virgil Thomson, including four complete books in one volume, is new from The Library of America, edited by Tim Page.

Music For Sharing on The American Sound

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Enjoy music that brings us together, 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Tuesday on The American Sound on Classical 101.
2, 2014

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.

Musical Dances, a Carnival, and a Chaconne on Fretworks

25, 2014

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.