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Being Good is no Longer Good Enough in the Music Industry

13, 2014

At one time, if you assembled a group of talented musicians, the concert hall would fill with music lovers. Now, even putting a world-class orchestra on stage is no guarantee of success.

The Earlybird Special Comes to the Arts

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra begins Saturday concerts at 5:30 pm and Sunday performances at 7:00 pm.
31, 2013

A decisive modern wrinkle can be technology. The Metropolitan Opera’s live movie-theater simulcasts start at 12:55 p.m. East Coast time to avoid backstage gridlock at Lincoln Center between afternoon and evening performances of different productions.

21st Century Arts Education

This display sets the tone for the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale AZ
21, 2013

When I was in school, courses in music and art were a regular part of available curriculum. By the time my daughter was in elementary school, music classes were much more difficult to come by.

Carousels are Still Crowd Pleasers

The carousel at Columbus Commons, made by Mansfield’s Carousel Works features a princess horse, frog prince and even an OSU Buckeye horse and chariot... along with a host of other fantastically curious creatures.
25, 2013

Mansfield’s Carousel Works is the world’s largest manufacturers of wooden carousels.

In spite of turmoil, Classical music lives and grows

2, 2013

Composers and musicians are determined to make music, and music lovers are determined to hear it.

Columbus Symphony Picnic With The Pops Starts This Weekend

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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.

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.

Making Music That Lasts, Part 2

Classical Audience
Pops concerts are among the best attended of any symphony performances.
9, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, former staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about making music that lasts. Schram confesses that what he thinks is profound music may not correspond to audiences’ expectations, and that sometimes orchestras need to supply escapism.

Conducting Small Gems

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky by Nikolay Kuznetsov
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky by Nikolay Kuznetsov, 1893
23, 2006

Boyce Lancaster talks with Maestro Albert-George Schram, the resident staff conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, about conducting small gems.