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Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Viola Organista” in Concert

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Leonardo da Vinci
12:58PM
December 4, 2013

People still flock to the Louvre in Paris to see perhaps the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa. Now, people can hear a musical instrument conceived by the same brilliant mind, the “viola organista” from Leonardo da Vinci.

Church Seeks Instruments for Concert Band for the Homeless

color photograph of Shawn Kenney, music director at Columbus' Holy Family Church, sitting on the bench in front of an organ, behind rows of empty chairs set up for a band rehearsal
Shawn Kenney in the band rehearsal room at Holy Family Church
12:50PM
November
21, 2013

Franklinton’s Holy Family Church may soon become the first Columbus Catholic parish with a concert band aimed at giving homeless people a chance to connect and a reason for hope.

The American Sound Tours U.S. Cities Saturday at 6 pm

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Visit Seattle and other great U.S. cities Saturday, 6 pm, on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:42PM
November
14, 2013

What city are you? Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for a musical tour of great American cities, Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

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

10:00AM
November
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.

Classical 101 Delights Babies in Mansfield Day Care Center

color photograph of day care worked Emmah Roepke sitting cross-legged on floor holding a baby, and another baby nearby standing up playing with a toy
Emmah Roepke sits and plays with her charges at St. Peter's Child Care Center in Mansfield.
9:45AM
October
30, 2013

A Mansfield day care worker and Classical 101 listener is turning babies into classical music fans.

The American Sound Celebrates Community Service Saturday at 6 pm

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Saturday in the United States is Make a Difference Day
12:50PM
October
24, 2013

In his autobiography Up from Slavery, the great American educator Booker T. Washington famously wrote, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” Saturday The American Sound celebrates America’s great tradition of volunteering and community service with classic performances of music by Bernstein, Schuman and Gould.

OSU Trio Cosmos Performs Live On Classical 101 Oct. 14 at 1 pm

color photograph of the members of Cosmos -v iolist E.M. Harris, flutist Katherine Borst Jones and harpist Jeanne Norton - with their instruments
The OSU School of Music faculty trio Cosmos performs live on Classical 101 Monday, Oct. 4 at 1 pm.
10:40AM
October 10, 2013

Catch the otherworldly music of Claude Debussy and Stephen Paulus when the OSU School of Music faculty flute/harp/viola trio Cosmos performs live on Classical 101 Monday, Oct. 14 at 1 pm.

Pumpkin Music Saturday at 6pm on The American Sound

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Tune in to hear a pumpkin fugue Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound on Classical 101.
1:41PM
October 3, 2013

Eleven months of the year, the pumpkin languishes in relative obscurity, But come October, it’s all about Jack o’ lanterns, roasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pie. Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick for music for pumpkin season Saturday at 6 pm on The American Sound.

Playing Musical Instruments Makes You Think Fast, Saves Your Brain

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Musicians make for quick thinkers, according to the results of a new study.
10:18AM
October
2, 2013

Practicing an instrument can make you think faster – for longer.

Meet the Piano of the Future

Roli Seaboard Piano
A newly invented piano now makes it possible for pianists to slide and bend notes the way guitarists, violinists and players of other stringed instruments can.
9:42AM
October 1, 2013

Long since known as “the king of instruments,” the piano just got even grander.