The free concert takes place in the Conservatory’s Grand Mallway gardens on two Wednesdays…July 31 and August 7. All ages are welcome.
Conductor JoAnn Falletta, one of the strongest champions of American symphonic music, asks: Does a great American symphony even have to be a symphony?
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 give a performance of Felix Mendelssohn and (lesser known) Alfred Schnittke that had the crowd on their feet before the intermission.
“I’m a normal kid.” That’s Ariel Horowitz’s story and, despite a somewhat unusual musical life, she’s sticking to it.