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A Guitar Concerto by Franz Joseph Haydn on Fretworks

10:00AM
March
5, 2015

There is no such thing as Haydn’s Guitar Concerto, right? This week’s Fretworks will feature a work that is and isn’t by Haydn.

Ravel and Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony on Classical Showcase

2:36PM
January
30, 2015

Classical Showcase airs this evening at 7 pm on Classical 101 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel. This program, recorded in Walt Disney Concert Hall features two works by Mozart with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G in between.

Christmas Day Broadcast of Lessons and Carols

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Join Classical 101 host John Rittmeyer for Lessons and Carols from First Congregational Church rebroadcast this Christmas at 10:00 am.
4:12PM
December 22, 2014

If you were not able to attend this Sunday’s Lessons and Carols at the First Congregational Church in Downtown Columbus, Classical101 has good news.

One, Two Three, Four Guitars and a Lute on Fretworks

12:35PM
July
17, 2014

The Next Fretworks program will feature music for various numbers of guitars, with a bit of Renaissance lute for good measure. Ron McFarlane has several pieces from 16th century France by Pierre Attaignant.

Concerto of the South on Next Fretworks

10:44AM
July
10, 2014

Mexican composer Manuel Ponce wrote his Concerto of the South, which features native Mexican rhythms and harmonies combine with the composer’s own original themes will be featured on Fretworks Saturday night at 7pm on Classical 101.

Bach on Banjo plus Concerto for Four Guitars on Fretworks

12:57PM
June
19, 2014

We’ll ring in the official start of summer on the next Fretworks program with banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck and his arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Prelude from the Violin Partita No. 3, a dazzling piece for any instrument. For a calmer musical experience, guitarist David Leisner will have American composer Lou Harrison’s lovely Serenade.

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra on Symphony @ 7

1:02PM
June
17, 2014

Hear musical sounds from the heart of Bavaria in Germany as we feature the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for the rest of the week on Symphony @ 7.  This evening, current music director Jonathan Nott will lead the orchestra in Franz Schubert’s youthful Symphony No. 2 in B flat. “Extraordinary city. Extraordinary orchestra,” is how the [...]

Dvorak for Mandolins and Mozart on Guitar on Fretworks

2:05PM
June
12, 2014

The next Fretworks broadcast Saturday evening at 7 on Classical 101 will feature guitar, lute and mandolins.  The Modern Mandolin Quartet will start the hour with the finale from Antonin Dvorak’s American Quartet, the String Quartet No. 12 in F in an arrangement for four mandolins from their CD, “Americana.” The early 19th century guitarist [...]

Concerto by Mauro Giuliani and Mandolin Sonata on Fretworks

11:45AM
June
5, 2014

This Saturday on Fretworks, I’ll have the relatively rare Guitar Concerto No. 3 by early 19th century composer Mauro Giuliani.

WOSU’s Youth and Family Day at COSI Slideshow

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Hundreds of families and children joined WOSU Public Media, Classical 101 and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for “Youth & Family Day,” at WOSU@COSI. Photo: Jodi Miller
11:29AM
June 5, 2014

On May 10, more than 200 families and children joined WOSU Public Media, Classical 101 and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for “Youth & Family Day,” a free afternoon of performances and musical activities at WOSU@COSI. The day featured games, arts and crafts, music making with digital media, and a concert by ProMusica and local youth. Children [...]