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Leonard da Vinci Instrument Makes Its Debut

Da Vinci's Harpsicord Viola
Edoardo Zanon built and plays the first modern harpsichord-viola, based on the designs of Leonardo da Vinci.
18, 2009

Listen to NPR reporter Robert Smith’s story about the debut of a musical instrument designed by Leonard da Vinci.

El Sistema: We Could Do This in Columbus

El Sistema
In rehearsal, 1st violins, Simón Bolivar Youth Orchestra
29, 2009

El Sistema, the Venezuela based program bringing hope and education throughout the world, acting ultimately as a great leveler, should come to Columbus.

Interview With From The Top’s Christopher O’Riley

Christopher O'Riley
Christopher O'Riley
May 9, 2007

Christopher O’Riley is a classical pianist who studied at the New England Conservatory of Music, and is also the host of NPR’s “From the Top.” In this interview, O’Riley talks about how the children featured on the program are the emissaries of classical music.