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Melodious Mozart and Monumental Bruckner on Classical Showcase

25, 2014

The next Classical Showcase on Friday evening at 7 pm features a concert from Carnegie Hall in New York with the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart and Bruckner.

Lorin Maazel: Prodigy with a Stick

16, 2014

“I’d like to see the day when there is much more music made, but on a much less pretentious level. I think it’s better when a lot of young people get together in city-block orchestras, or duets or trios.” Lorin Maazel

‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ Pokes Her Head Into An Animated Forest

In a scene from the Cleveland Orchestra's The Cunning Little Vixen, two actors (Julie Boulianne as Dog and Martina Jankova as Vixen) appear from behind a computer-animated backdrop.
In a scene from the Cleveland Orchestra's The Cunning Little Vixen, two actors (Julie Boulianne as Dog and Martina Jankova as Vixen) appear from behind a computer-animated backdrop.
19, 2014

A new Cleveland Orchestra production of Leos Janácek’s opera takes on a longstanding challenge: how to turn human singers into animals without making them look ridiculous. The answer? Animate them.

Cleveland Orchestra Voted World’s Favorite in Poll

Severance Hall in Cleveland
Severance Hall in Cleveland
November 18, 2013

The Cleveland Orchestra was recently voted the “world’s favorite orchestra” by the London-based website, an international concert finder that ran a poll to find out which group the world loves best. After a month of on-line voting with nearly 12,000 votes from 97 countries, the Cleveland Orchestra clearly emerged in the top spot. You can see all of the rankings on their website.

Guitar Concerto by Lalo Schifrin on Fretworks

The Guitar Player by Jan Vermeer van Delft (c. 1672)
The Guitar Player by Jan Vermeer van Delft (c. 1672)
October 3, 2013

The next Fretworks at 7pm this Saturday on Classical 101 will feature a 20th century guitar concerto, early 18th century music for the Baroque guitar, some Scarlatti, more music from Agustin Barrios, and a bit of Copland for guitar quartet.

Listening Locally

Franklin Park Conservatory (2)
Franklin Park Conservatory was the site of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's PNC Arts Alive Summer Music Series
22, 2013

Your support, not only of us, but of the hundreds of talented artists and performers who live in your community makes Columbus a very special place to live.

Early Classical Music LP Producer Howard Scott Dies at 92

9, 2012

Howard H. Scott, the classical music recording producer who produced Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of Bach’s”Goldberg” Variations and recorded virtually every major U.S. orchestra, has died at 92.

Newly On Strike: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

photograph of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing in Chicago's Orchestra Hall
Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Saturday, forcing the orchestra's Saturday evening concert to be cancelled.
24, 2012

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday evening less than two hours before their first Saturday evening concert of the 2012-13 season was scheduled to begin, and on the eve of the orchestra’s October tour to Carnegie Hall and Mexico.

Getting to the Big Leagues in Boston

What every musician would like on their business card
24, 2012

Many a youngster dreams of playing professional sports.  Whether it’s baseball, football, or basketball, most of us have daydreamed about hitting the winning shot, a walk-off home run, or scoring the winning touchdown as the clock hits zero. Mike Tetreault’s childhood dream was to play in Boston, home of some of the world’s most storied [...]

El Sistema Comes to Cleveland. Is Columbus Next?

potograph of the mid-section of a violin
El Sistema has come to Cleveland and Cincinnati. What about Columbus?
March 14, 2012

Cleveland Orchestra violinist Isabel Trautwein and Cleveland’s philanthropic community have joined forces to bring El Sistema, the Venezuelan program that teaches underprivileged children how to play classical music, to Cleveland, according to a report on Trautwein trained at Boston’s New England Conservatory and later in Venezuela to learn how to implement and lead the [...]