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Silent Music in the Ohio Theater?

4, 2014

Later this year, another now iconic film will be screened with a live musical performance. The Godfather, by Francis Ford Coppola, will be shown in the Royal Albert Hall with a live performance of Nino Rota’s soundtrack. Could Columbus be next?

Why Do You Love Music?

11, 2014

When someone asks me a question about music, it is often prefaced with, “I really don’t know much about music, but…” You know more about music than you think. Most importantly, you know what YOU like, which is where we all began.

How Can You Find the ‘Best’ Recordings?

29, 2013

Whether you’re shopping for a new recording, or just love to debate the merits of one over the other, there’s a lot of thought-provoking entertainment to be found in the music section of

In Search Of The Great American Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have been consistent champions of American music of all shapes and sizes. Are there — or will there be — American symphonies that stand with those of Mozart and Beethoven, Mahler and Shostakov
2, 2013

If we can argue over the great American novel, what about the great American symphony? Join the conversation in our summer-long exploration of the American symphony. Who writes symphonies in the U.S. these days? And who hears them?

This Is Your Brain on Minimalism. Any Questions?

8, 2013

Now there’s science that music with a lot of repetition might lead listeners into feeling socially “in sync” with each other:

Robert Wilson’s “Silent Operas”

7, 2013

In a genre where noise from singers and orchestra musicians has cornered the market, legendary director Robert Wilson’s rehearsal process has found a unique niche.

Looking Back to Warmer Days With Philip Glass

A 'Flash Choir' Sings Philip Glass in Times Square
A 'Flash Choir' Sings Philip Glass in Times Square
1, 2013

If, in our current cold wintry weather, you want to remember what summer was like, here’s what you might have seen and heard on that 89 degree summer day in Times Square.

Remembering Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar in 1988
Ravi Shankar in 1988
December 12, 2012

Legendary Indian musician and composer Ravi Shankar died yesterday at the age of 92.  He was born in 1920, and during his long life did more than anyone to popularize the music of his country for western audiences. 

At 75, Some Sit Back and Reflect…Not Philip Glass

31, 2012

Composer Has an Appointment at Carnegie Hall for his Birthday Philip Glass’ friends threw him a birthday party Sunday night, two days ahead of schedule.  Not because there were early bird specials or an extra senior citizen discount.  Rather, the venerable former taxi driver will be at Carnegie Hall for the world premiere of his [...]

Music@Menlo Festival in full swing

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Jorja Fleezanis, Ian Swensen, violins; Lucille Chung, piano; Laurence Lesser, cello; Yura Lee, viola. July 26, 2011. The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton.
28, 2011

Music@Menlo Festival in full swing; Seven octaves of expression: Making music in the streets of Denver; Philip Glass starts new festival