Ohio State University School of Music

Columbus Symphony Holiday Pops concert
Columbus Symphony

No matter how much any of us love family members who come home for the holidays, at some point we are all going to be stir-crazy and need some diversion, both tuneful and beautiful.

Here's a guide to some of Columbus' most-loved holiday offerings filling our theaters and concert halls over the next few weeks.

Charles Wakefield Cadman's opera Ramala will be discussed and sung in a lecture-performance by musicologist Katie Graber and the artists from Ohio State University's School of Music's Department of Opera and Music Theater on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Weigel auditorium.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Courtesy of Ohio State University

Concerts at Ohio State is a collaboration between WOSU Classical 101 and the School of Music at Ohio State University. The radio series presents performances by OSU students and faculty, mostly at Weigel Hall on campus, recorded by Mark Rubinstein.

The Ohio State University Wind Symphony
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Concerts@Ohio State presents performances by the students and faculty of the School of Music at the Ohio State University, Sunday afternoons at 1 on Classical 101.

This week we'll hear selections from the 2015 Student Concerto Program, with soloists joining Marshall Haddock and the OSU Symphony.

The Ohio State University's School of Music performance of Verdi’s Requiem on March 8, 2015 in Mershon Auditorium
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Yesterday, March 8, nearly student 200 musicians from all backgrounds and religious creeds gathered on stage at a public university to offer up one glorious, united Requiem. I can think of nothing more pertinent and altogether necessary.

Ohio State University’s production of Requiem was the product of two semesters’ worth of rehearsals and preparations, and it showed. The OSU Symphony Orchestra played exceptionally well under the direction of Marshall Haddock, and the choirs were an illumination to the talent and work ethic of the choral faculty.

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The School of Music at The Ohio State University presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem at 3 pm next Sunday, March 8 in Mershon Auditorium.

Marshall Haddock conducts the OSU Symphony and OSU’s combined choirs. Robert Ward is choral director. The performance will be broadcast live on Classical 101.