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Mark O’Connor Presents Improv Concerto Style

4, 2013

In the world of classical music, little is left to chance.  Tempos, dynamics, cadenzas are all well-rehearsed.  In Mark O’Connor’s world, things can be a little more fluid.

We might be hard-wired to enjoy music’s intangibles

Musical endorphins?
23, 2013

Everyone enjoys a good meal, but why do we enjoy something as abstract as music?

Cellist Joshua Roman on Classical 101 Friday morning

18, 2013

The press has dubbed cellist Joshua Roman a “Classical Rock Star.”  He will be in the Classical 101 studio Friday at 9am for a live interview and performance.

ProMusica celebrates Timothy Russell’s “Grand Finale”

Timothy Russell
18, 2013

Timothy Russell celebrates his final performance as ProMusica’s conductor with an exciting performance that will feature young cellist Joshua Roman.

Good Friday and Easter specials on Classical 101

Listen to Classical 101 for Good Friday and Easter music from First Community Church.
March 28, 2013

Ronald J. Jenkins, Minister of Music and Liturgy at First Community Church, leads a diverse program of hymns in both traditional and new settings, along with sacred classics, including works by J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms.

Mozart activates your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

27, 2013

“It’s really not about whether a certain piece of music has the “it” ingredient that will improve someone’s mental faculties. Rather, listening in and of itself improves those faculties, and it also does a whole lot more—it makes us better people.”

Who’s listening to contemporary music?

13, 2013

Someone who composes with no consideration of their audience can’t reasonably be surprised or disappointed when they don’t have one.

Improvisational Artist Crosses Barriers, Blends Worlds

11, 2013

There are a number of musicians today who seem to defy categorization, appealing to a broad spectrum of listeners from all musical walks of life.  Of course, variations on a theme have been a part of music as long as there has been music, but the lines now being crossed seem to get blurrier by [...]

Michala Petri to perform with ProMusica at Josephinum; Southern

Michala Petri og Lars Hannibal, okt. 2006
Michala Petri plays with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra this Saturday and Sunday
22, 2013

When most of us think of recorders, we have flashbacks to music class in elementary school as we were given our first opportunities to make music. When you hear Michala Petri, you’ll realize just how far this is from your 2nd grade music class.

Musicians getting short end of the streaming stick

30, 2013

As purveyors of legally licensed music, they have been largely welcomed by an industry still buffeted by piracy. But as the companies behind these digital services swell into multibillion-dollar enterprises, the relative trickle of money that has made its way to artists is causing anxiety at every level of the business.