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Guitarist Jordan Dodson Live on Classical 101, Thursday, 10:30 am

6, 2013

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.

Chinese Guitarist Xuefei Yang To Release New Album Soon

28, 2013

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.

Next Fretworks is Saturday Evening at 7 on Classical 101

10, 2013

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.

The Next Fretworks Features Viola with Guitar and Romance by Anon.

30, 2013

This week on Fretworks Saturday evening at 7, we have the famous anonymous short piece, Romance, arranged for guitar and orchestra. There will be contemporary works for viola and guitar and for guitar quartet and also, a big early 19th century Italian guitar concerto, along with music for solo guitar from Paraguay.

Julian Bream Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Julian Bream in1964
Julian Bream in1964
September 17, 2013

Guitarist Julian Bream is the recipient of the 2013 Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous recipients include Claudio Abbado, Janet Baker, Alfred Brendel and Andre Previn.

At 72, Guitarist John Williams Plans to Retire Soon

19, 2013

It’s being reported that Classical guitarist John Williams, who is 72, plans to retire soon. Apparently, he has not made an official announcement yet, but I am a little surprised to hear the news since he is still playing at such a high level.

A Trio by Molino and a Concerto by Villa-Lobos on Fretworks

15, 2013

Our next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101 will include solo, trio, and concerto performances. This week’s program for music of the classical guitar will feature works from Spain, Italy, and Brazil.

Copland for Guitar and Gershwin on Mandolins on Fretworks

5, 2013

Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101, Fretworks will feature several American music selections for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

A New Program for the Classical Guitar: Fretworks

4, 2013

The six-string classical guitar, an instrument beguiling and lovely in its soft and intimate tones, and exuberant and lively in more outgoing music.  In the hands of  one with great skill and artistry, the guitar can express many moods in a surprising variety of tone colors.  Andres Segovia, one of its greatest practitioners, called the [...]