Long since known as “the king of instruments,” the piano just got even grander.
Tattoos too lowbrow for those who dig classical music? Nope.
“(Beethoven),” says pianist Jonathan Biss, “can make us feel that he’s reinventing the world.”
In honor of Debussy’s 151st birthday, today’s Google Doodle showcases a glowing moon over a nighttime panorama of the lights of Paris flickering to the rhythms of Debussy’s Clair de lune (“Moonlight”).
A cloistered Ethiopian Orthodox nun has been brought into the spotlight after an Israeli musician discovered reams of her original musical compositions, many of which will be premiered today in Jerusalem.
We’ve seen it coming since at least the advent of the “Live in HD” age several years ago, but now it’s official. How a performing classical musician looks seems to be even more important than how he or she sounds, according to the Harvard Gazette. Chia-Jung Tsay, a former graduate student at Harvard University and [...]
Ohio is at once Rosie the Riveter and the gracious farmer’s wife. (For some reason, I’ve always imagined Ohio as a girl.) Massachusetts, the cut-to-the-chase, it’s-too-cold-to-waste-time-doing-this place for serious people. And if California were a guy, he’d wear one of those loud Hawaiian shirts.
Hailed as the first truly American ballet, “Filling Station” is chock full of the kinds of odd balls and drifters you’d expect to meet on the American highway. Add in a shooting, an accidental homicide and Virgil Thomson’s consciously kitschy, glitz-and-glamour score, and you’ve got the makings of a great American soap opera.
Join Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick and guests from Columbus’ musical community Friday at noon for a special Columbus Arts Festival edition of the Amadeus Deli broadcast live from the Downtown Riverfront.
VSA Ohio and the Ohio Arts Council sponsored a morning of discussions about strengthening the link between the arts and autism education.