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In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr: Variety is the Spice of (Musical) Life

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Music Director David Danzmayr
3, 2014

I have found that the more I know about and listen to composers such as Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky, the more I appreciate well-crafted and well-performed music of other types.

Gail Archer Promotes Women’s Music in Free Organ Concert May 11

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Concert organist Gail Archer performs a free concert at Columbus' broad Street Presbyterian Church, Sunday, May 11, at 4 p.m.
8, 2014

Concert organist Gail Archer is passionate about organ music and music by women composers. And she says she’s on a mission to make both more widely known.

Lera Auerbach Fills Dual Role with ProMusica this Weekend

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Lera Auerbach is both composer and pianist this weekend with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
3, 2014

After Lera Auerbach’s piano teacher heard that she was composing, he told her, “I don’t want to hear anything about it. I don’t care what you do in your spare time as long as long as it doesn’t take away from piano practice.”

Otterbein Humor in Music Festival to Delight, March 27- April 1

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Composer, bassist and music educator Jon Deak is guest composer for Otterbein University's Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.
March 27, 2014

Composer and former New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Bassist Jon Deak, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick and other guests bring laughs at Otterbein University’s Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.

New CD releases for the Verdi Bicentennial

Anna Netrebko Verdi Album
Anna Netrebko Verdi Album
October 24, 2013

Two new CD releases are shaking up the opera world

14-Year-Old Guitarist Rocks Vivaldi

14, 2013

A young guitarist who is comfortable playing everything from Vivaldi and Carulli to Van Halen appears to have a bright musical future ahead.

ProMusica Summer Music Series Finale

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Franklin Park Conservatory - home of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's Summer Music Series
6, 2013

A free concert by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra takes place in Franklin Park Conservatory’s Grand Mallway gardens Wednesday, August 7. All ages are welcome. Free activities for children one hour before the performance.

Can you afford to be a musician?

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Ellen McSweeney & the Chicago Q Ensemble, which she founded
24, 2013

If your goal is a music career, what is the likelihood you can pay your bills AND your student loan payment?

The Innovative Mosaic Of American Symphonies

Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
Conductor JoAnn Falletta.
8, 2013

Conductor JoAnn Falletta, one of the strongest champions of American symphonic music, asks: Does a great American symphony even have to be a symphony?

Piano Competition Winner Says It’s Time To End Grueling Contests

26, 2013

Boris Giltburg, winner of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, is angry at a piano competition system he says is more punishment, than pleasure.