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All Sides Weekend: Arts

Oct 28, 2016
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he discusses upcoming Columbus performances with a panel of guests.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Sep 16, 2016
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For the second time, the Columbus flagship performing arts organizations are joining forces. Opera Columbus, BalletMet, and the Columbus Symphony will come together for a sequel performance of their successful show, Twisted. Also, VSA will be hosting an Arts and Autism Conference next week.

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.

Greater Columbus Arts Council

No matter how you celebrate, this is a season of giving. Gifts of time, talent, friendship, as well as gifts purchased or made.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

It's quite evident that Columbus Symphony conductor Rossen Milanov is passionate about classic film scores from Hollywood's Golden Age. You can see it on his face and hear it in his voice as he speaks about composers such as Max Steiner, Maurice Jarre, and Elmer Bernstein.

Those composers and others are the subject of a week-long focus on music written for the silver screen the CSO is calling The Hollywood Festival.

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Opera and More, the weekly opera program on Classical 101, presents Mozart's The Marriage of Figarosung in English, Saturday September 5th at 1:00 PM. Jason Hiester conducts members of the Columbus Symphony and Columbus's own Adam Cioffari came home from an international career to sing the title role. Other local favorites in the cast: Leo Welsh, Sam Hall, and Susan Millard Schwartz.

WOSU Public Media

No rest for the wicked, the weary, the musical, the theatrical, the sleepy, the curious or for a Buckeye.

Anna Vinnitskaya
Columbus Symphony Orchestra

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra Masterworks season comes to its end with two monumental works for orchestra. Join Classical 101 and host Christopher Purdy for the broadcast of the season finale at 1pm on Sunday, June 7. 

Yolanda Kondonassis her harp
Mark Battrell

This weekend's concerts by the Columbus Symphony feature Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring and the Harp Concerto by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis joins the CSO for these concerts, conducted by Andres Franco. Also on the program: Astor Piazzola's Milonga del Angel and the Danses sacree et profane by Debussy.

Danish composer Carl Nielsen listening to the rehersal of Saul og David in Gothenburg in 1928
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Growing up,  I was mentored by a next door neighbor who taught music in the public schools. She died a few weeks ago at 94.  I have been thinking of her while studying the symphonies of Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931).

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