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ProMusica Summer Music Series at Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory - home of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's Summer Music Series
30, 2013

The free concert takes place in the Conservatory’s Grand Mallway gardens on two Wednesdays…July 31 and August 7. All ages are welcome.

The Innovative Mosaic Of American Symphonies

Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
8, 2013

Conductor JoAnn Falletta, one of the strongest champions of American symphonic music, asks: Does a great American symphony even have to be a symphony?

Columbus Author Pens Classical Music Novel

12, 2013

Skiing with Bach, cooking with Beethoven and hunting with Mendelssohn – Columbus author and music teacher Debra Berndt’s novel Hips of Venus has all that and more – and that’s just Volume One.

Conductor Ricardo Chailly Turns 60

Ricardo Chailly
Happy Birthday to Ricardo Chailly.
February 20, 2013

The Italian conductor Ricardo Chailly is 60 years old today.  He was born in Milan in 1953 and got an auspicious start in his chosen career when he became an assistant conductor to Claudio Abbado at La Scala when he was 20.  Chailly made his conducting debut there in 1978 and went on to become one [...]

Georg Solti and Mendelssohn with Chicago Symphony

23, 2012

We continue our week long celebration of conductor Georg Solti on Classical 101 this evening on Symphony @ 7 with Sir Georg leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn.

Would You Be Disappointed By A Concert of “Pretty Music?”

program autographed by Anne-Sophie Mutter
A recent NY Times review of a concert by Anne-Sophie Mutter lambasted the violinist for performing a program of nothing but "pretty music"
7, 2011

Anne-Sophie Mutter is lambasted for performing “pretty” music. Is there anything wrong with a concert of purely “pretty music” once in a while? Discuss.

7 Ways Classical Composers Celebrate The Earth

satellite view of the earth
The beauty of nature has been a frequent source on inspiration for classical composers.
22, 2011

Music associated with nature has long been a popular theme for composers. Here’s a brief look at some nature inspired works that create inner pictures wthin us of the beauty, awe and majesty of the world around us.

Pablo Casals’ Performance at The White House in 1961

Pablo Casals poses with cello and cigar.
Spanish Catalan cellist and conductor Pablo Casals.
20, 2011

In 1961, at the request of President John F. Kennedy, spanish cellist Pablo Casals performed at the White House. The performance would be recorded and released as an album.

Vadim Gluzman and ProMusica Rock the Southern Theatre

Entrance to the Ohio Theatre.
Ohio Theatre, Columbus, Ohio.
5, 2010

Vadim Gluzman and ProMusica give a performance of Felix Mendelssohn and (lesser known) Alfred Schnittke that had the crowd on their feet before the intermission.

Introducing Ariel Horowitz, Hogwarts Violin Wizard

violinist ariel horowitz
13-year-old Columbus violinist Ariel Horowitz recently cut a winning streak through several Central Ohio music contests.
15, 2010

“I’m a normal kid.” That’s Ariel Horowitz’s story and, despite a somewhat unusual musical life, she’s sticking to it.