Boyce Lancaster

Classical Morning Host

Classical 101 Morning Announcer and Host of the Promusica Chamber Orchestra live broadcasts.

Boyce Lancaster is an award-winning radio producer who has spent the last 25 years exploring classical music at WOSU-FM. His productions have covered a wide range of topics: Ruby Elzy: Black Diva of the Thirties; Return to Camelot: Music in the Kennedy White House; the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra broadcasts; the Columbus Jazz Orchestra broadcasts; and many short features such as Fridays with George featuring CSO Associate Conductor Albert-George Schram. His interviews include conversations with musicians Hilary Hahn, Evelyn Glennie, Leslie Howard, Michael Feinstein, and Mark O’Connor; composers Joan Tower, Michael Daugherty, Christopher Theofanidis, and John Rutter; and such luminaries as Tony Randall, Johnny Mathis and Henry Mancini.

He was a wrestler in high school; two of his favorite pastimes growing up involved horses…barrel-racing and pole-bending; he thinks chocolate needs a more prominent position in the food pyramid; he owns more cowboy boots than any other kind of footwear.

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Rick Buchanan

It's a busy weekend at Classical 101 and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. On Saturday and Sunday, ProMusica presents an Ohio premiere along with some classic favorites.

They say all good things must come to an end. This, however, is not an ending, but simply a transition.

Cassidy Duhon

Madeline Adkins joined the Baltimore Symphony in 2000 as Assistant Concertmaster and was elevated to Associate Concertmaster in 2005 by then conductor Yuri Temirkanov. She has most recently been playing under Maestro Marin Alsop.

Dizzy Feet Foundation

Saturday, July 30th, is National Dance Day.  It's the brainchild of producer Nigel Lythgoe and director Adam Shankman, among others, to support, improve and increase access to dance education in the United States.  National Dance Day was launched in 2010 by Lythgoe, who is co-creator of the television competition So You Think You Can Dance, and co-president of the Dizzy Feet Foundation, which he co-founded with Shankman in 2009.  

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There are certain TV shows that become so popular celebrities clamor to do cameos and guest appearances. Julia Roberts, Tom Selleck, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Rebecca Romijn are just a few who made appearances on Friends. What does this have to do with Classical music, you ask?

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Some of those little quizzes that pop up on Facebook and elsewhere are for many a guilty pleasure. The ultimate Classical music quizGuess your Classical music IQCan we guess your favorite piece of Classical music?

Stu Rosner

Some years ago, I was given the opportunity to interview composer John Williams. Well, I got to interview him, sort of.

Gary Larson Far Side

Most of us have seen art exhibits containing originals by the likes of Rembrandt, Picasso, and other acknowledged masters. Owning one is something most of us can only dream about.

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Musicians know the music they're playing very well, so why the heck do you need a conductor?

Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame has over 2,500 stars laid out along 15 blocks of Hollywood Blvd and 3 blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood. Out of those, not even 60 are classical musicians. Some who are NOT there will surprise you.

Marco Borggreve

You might remember a great Southern Rock tune by the Charlie Daniels Band called Devil Went Down to Georgia. It tells the tale of young Johnny who is challenged by a fiddle-playing devil to a battle of bows. Johnny wins, he gets a golden fiddle. If the devil wins, he gets the young man's soul.

WGBH

Did Igor Stravinsky desecrate the National Anthem? Others have done far worse.

Captain Mike @MikeFincken

If you've ever seen a video by The Piano Guys, you know they like to put pianos in, well, difficult places. On top of mountains, in rainforests, and any other out-of-the-way places they think they can squeeze a Steinway into. I have also see the 5 Browns playing in an underground cavern. What I had NEVER seen was a piano floating on a glacier as a cargo ship passes...at least until now.

Boyce Lancaster

Today it’s time for a curtain call for someone who has performed her job exceedingly well, but who has scrupulously avoided the limelight. Most of the time, those of us on the air receive the compliments for what you hear, but we are only a part of what goes into your listening experience on Classical 101.

Jay Blakesberg

In a world where there seem to be daily stories about disappearing funding for the Arts, Kronos Quartet has a solution...give it away.

In a project called Fifty for the Future, Kronos Quartet is raising $1.5 million to commission 50 new pieces of music. It is elegant in its simplicity. Here's how it was described by Tom Vitale for the blog Deceptive Cadence from NPR.

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