Two Boys Reviews Are In – Audiences Rave, Critics Bored

Two Boys promo website
Nico Muhly's first opera, Two Boys, opened this weekend at the English National Opera.
27, 2011

Reviews are in for Nico Muhly’s new opera, Two Boys, which premiered this weekend at the English National Opera. See what critics and audiences had to say.

A New Opera For (And About) The Facebook Generation

Two Boys promo website
Nico Muhly's first opera, Two Boys, opens this week at the English National Opera.
22, 2011

Nico Muhly’s first opera, Two Boys has not even opened, but it has already sparked serious debate around questions as profound as whether or not the increasingly dominant role that the internet and technology plays in our life is a good or bad thing.

Columbus Symphony Picnic With The Pops Starts This Weekend

Picnic With The Pops bandshell
Each summer, the Columbus Symphony presents Picnic with the Pops on the lawn of the Chemical Abstracts Service.
17, 2011

The Columbus Symphony’s popular Picnic with the Pops summer concert series kicks off this weekend.

How Six Top Cellists Are Blending and Bending Genres

Maya Beiser plays cello at a TED conference.
Known for her multimedia performances and premieres of new works, cellist Maya Beiser performs at TED in 2011.
15, 2011

We’ve compiled a list of some other genre-busting cellists who are breaking out of traditional concert venues, collaborating with a diverse array of artists and using technology to find new audiences for their music.

The Unbelievable Benefits of Singing in a Choir

Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be one of the best recognized all-volunteer choirs in America, but a study found that 42.6 million Americans participate in choir, many of them volunteers.
13, 2011

More Americans sing in choirs than play sports. And if you sing in choir you’re probably smarter and a better citizen. Sound too good to be true?

Monday Round-Up: Boston Early Music Festival Opens With Rarely Heard Opera

Boston Early Music Festival performs Lully's Pysche.
The Boston Early Music Festival often includes performances of lesser known early opera, this year it's Steffani's Niobe, and in 2007 the festival featured a performance of Lully's Psyche (pictured).
13, 2011

The Boston Early Music Festival Opens with an early opera, social media and opera meet in the music of Nico Muhly, The Pittsburgh Symphony reaches a contract agreement and the Seattle Symphony plays video game music.

This Weekend: Opera Columbus Presents The Pirates of Penzance

Southern Theatre
This weekend Opera Columbus presents Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance at the Southern Theatre.
9, 2011

This weekend Opera Columbus presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Pirates of Penzance in three performances at the Southern Theatre.

Five Amazing Classically Talented Pets

Cat on piano keyboard.
A piano playing cat hard at work.
9, 2011

For your amusement, we’ve assembled our top five classically talented pet videos.

Complete Guide to Ohio Summer Classical Music Festivals

Blossom Music Center amphitheater.
Blossom Music Center, one of several places where you can expect to find classical music, food, art and other fun for the family this summer.
7, 2011

Summer festival season is getting into full swing. Here’s a roundup of what to look forward to at classical music festivals and summer concert series around the state this summer.