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Jason Vieaux

color photo of Jason Vieaux
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Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux calls American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto “a stunner.” Vieaux’s new recording of the concerto with the Nashville Symphony is a stunner, too.


The Columbus Symphony broadcast series returns to Classical 101 at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1.

We're featuring the full line-up of 2017-18 Classical Series programs by the Columbus Symphony and guests, Sunday afternoons through June 24. Ed Thompson recorded the concerts in the Ohio and Southern theaters.

Pablo Villegas
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Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story from 1957 is one of the most enduring musicals with its updating of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in New York and the wonderful music that showed Bernstein at his most inspired.  

Those tunes have, not surprisingly, been arranged many times in many different settings.  On the next Fretworks, Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas will play a medley from West Side Story from his CD "Americano" to begin the hour on this Memorial Day weekend.

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Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux was in town recently as part of the Otterbein Guitar Festival, in a program called The Guitar and Its Fretted Friends.

"Memories of the Alhambra" with Guitarist Jason Vieaux

Jan 7, 2016

Spanish composer-guitarist Francisco Tarrega's masterful Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra), written in 1896, evokes an even earlier bygone Romantic era of Spain.

J.S. Bach on the Mandolin with Avi Avital

Oct 1, 2015
Avi Avital
© Harald Hoffman / Deutsche Grammophon

Avi Avital is a man on a mission with a mandolin.  He's performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, with stops along the way including the Berlin Philharmonie.  This young man from Israel is redefining the boundaries of the instrument to include Bach, Mozart and more.

Jason Vieaux Plays Bach Suite on Guitar on Fretworks

Jun 11, 2015

Jason Vieaux plays Johan Sebastian Bach's Lute Suite in E Minor in a transcription for guitar on the next Fretworks.  

 Jason Vieaux on a rooftop with a guitar
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Now, before you start drawing up protest signs because your favorite ensemble plays too much Johann Strauss or not enough Stockhausen, let me clarify.

Harp and Guitar “Together” on the Next Fretworks

Mar 12, 2015
Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieaux with instraments
Laura Watilo Blake / Yolanda Kondonassis, JasonVieaux

Music for harp and guitar from the new CD “Together” featuring Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieaux will be on the next Fretworks program Saturday evening at 7 and Wednesday at 7 on Classical 101. When Jason Vieaux was with us last month, he talked enthusiastically about his collaboration with the famed harpist, and now this disc is out.