Pablo Casals, Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suites, BBC Music Magazine
At one point in time the very notion of a woman conducting an orchestra at all – even fully clothed – was so outlandish to some that it took a long time to take hold. With some people, it apparently still hasn’t.
Good news for classical music lovers in Minnesota and everywhere! Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the fine Minnesota Orchestra. It’s been reported that he will be back for concerts the next two seasons and has agreed to the same pay cuts as the musicians.
We begin this week on Symphony @ 7 with not-often heard music from two composers, one French and one English, whose lives spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, Gabriel Faure and Frederick Delius.
The Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra by Columbus-based guitarist and composer Richard Smoot will be featured on this week’s Fretworks. Our recording from the mid 1990s is with guitarist Lynn Harting-Ware, who also has an Ohio connection. Although now living in Ontario, Canada, she received music degrees at Kent State University and the University [...]
Time for Three invades Columbus with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Friday evening at 8:00 pm. It is a performance not to be missed!
A high-tech museum exhibit unleashes your inner conductor.
John Luther Adams’ prize-winning piece Become Ocean headlines a concert devoted to sea and sand that includes Debussy’s La mer and an Edgard Varèse piece inspired by the New Mexico desert.
This Saturday at 7pm on Classical 101 on Fretworks, we’ll hear from guitarist Jason Vieaux’s brand new recording with music of Francesco Tarrega, and Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stanley Myers’ lovely Cavatina from The Deer Hunter.
Contemporary American composer Michael Daugherty is 60 years old today. To celebrate the occasion, this evening on Symphony @ 7, we’ll have music that’s faster than a speeding baton and able to leap tall octaves in a single bound, the Superman comics-inspired Metropolis Symphony will be our featured offering.