In the days before Guitar Hero, guitarist and Columbus native Jordan Dodson wanted to be a rock star. Now with acoustic guitar in hand, he’s well on his way to becoming a guitar hero of the classical music world. Tune in Thursday at 10:30 to hear Dodson talk about his flourishing career and to play selections from his upcoming Columbus recital.
In this episode of Opera Abbreviated, Classical 101′s Christopher Purdy takes a look at Giacomo Puccini “Tosca” which will appear in movie theaters starting Nov. 9 as a part of The Met’s 2013-14 Live in HD season.
The Columbus Symphony performs music by Rossini, Silvestrov, Haydn and Mozart father and son, this weekend at the Southern Theater. James Sommerville plays and conducts
On Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, the next Fretworks will feature the German mandolin orchestra, Fidium Concentus, with ballet music from Gluck’s Don Juan. Other ensemble pieces will include the Guitar Quintet No. 5 of Luigi Boccherini with Pepe Romero and the Academy Chamber Ensemble and music of Isaac Albeniz played by the New Pro Arte Guitar Trio.
Did you hear that? That thing that just went bump in the night? Maybe it’s just the black cat dragging in another wayward trick-or-treater. Or maybe it’s something stirring in the world beyond. This vintage video of the 1948 live TV performance of Menotti’s opera “The Medium” brings the dark side of the spirit world to life on stage.
A Mansfield day care worker and Classical 101 listener is turning babies into classical music fans.
The exciting young Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang already has an international reputation for her fine sense of artistry and performing ability. She has been heard several times on Classical 101′s weekly program for music of the classical guitar, Fretworks, Saturday evenings at 7.
The Columbus Symphony performs Peter Leiberson’s Neruda Songs this weekend at the Southern Theater. Here’s the moving back story.
For this Columbus Day, this evening at 7pm on Classical 101 we will have our own Columbus Symphony Orchestra with Peter Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor. It was recorded in 2008 with former music director Junichi Hirokami and is a fine performance, too. I hope you’ll join us for that.
Join me Saturday evening at 7pm for the next Fretworks on Classical 101. On this Saturday’s program, we have music of Torroba, Debussy, Tarrega and Bach. We’ll also hear selections from Macedonian Pieces by Miroslav Tadic.